Pond Surface Skimmers

Pond Surface Skimmers

Surface skimmers are an essential part of any well designed pond whether its a natural swimming pond, a pond holding goldfish or indeed a Koi pond.

Pond surface skimmers are designed to do exactly that. Skim debris such as leaves, foam and other unsightly things from the surface of the pond and transport them to a filter keeping the surface of the pond clean and clear for you viewing pleasure.

Surface skimmers can either be added post pond build if a skimmer was over looked during the building stage or ideally included in the structure of the pond. Either way adding a skimmer or skimmers to any pond is highly recommended.

Utopia Koi Pond Skimmers diagram

How many skimmers do I need ? Well in answer to that it’s entirely up to you and indeed the location of the pond. Obviously you can add more than one skimmer to a pond and indeed adding more than one surface skimmer helps to tension the surface of the pond water.

When the surface water of the pond is tensioned it will massively improve the optical properties of the waters surface making it much easier to look through giving a clearer view of your fish.

  • Certikin Skimmer

    £24.95£124.95

    Certikin Skimmers are designed to be built into the wall of the pond and have a self regulating weir that operates within a water level tolerance to keep the skimmer, skimming perfectly even if the water level drops or deepens slightly.

    The Certikin skimmer range are well made and highly recommended by Utopia Koi. They are available for concrete built ponds or liner ponds and come in a standard mouth aperture or a wide mouth aperture. The wide mouth is added to the standard Certikin skimmer as an optional extra.

    With a choice or either black or white Certikin skimmers are amongst the best available.

    As standard the skimmer is supplied with a 1.5” outlet.

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  • Utopia Standard In Wall Skimmer

    £9.95£44.95

    Very similar in deign to the Certikin skimmer but made with the budget conscious Koi keeper in mind.

    The in wall skimmer has a floating weir and debris collecting basket to catch all the surface debris. The floating weir means that the weir hight is self regulating and operates within a water level tolerance to keep the skimmer, skimming perfectly even if the water level drops or deepens slightly.

    Available in a standard mouth or wide mouth skimmer.

    The skimmer is supplied with a 1.5” outlet

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  • In Wall Skimmer Guards

    £21.95£27.95

    Skimmer Guards are vital in order to keep Koi who by nature are inquisitive out of the skimmer unit.

    Available in standard mouth or wide mouth the guards are designed to be installed on either the Certikin skimmers or the Utopia Standard Skimmers and are supplied with the required stainless steel screws.

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  • Oase Aqua Skim 20 & Aqua Skim 40

    £69.95£79.95

    The Oase Aqua Skim is designed to be added to the pond base and is held down with ballast and connected to a pump of your choice. The Aqua Skim can be placed anywhere within the pond that you feel requires surface skimming so is particularly useful in certain circumstances such as a natural in ground pond where it may not be applicable to add in wall traditional surface skimmers.

    Technical Summary Aqua Skim 20

    • Clearly improved water quality and viewing depth through direct suction removal of pollutants on the surface
    • Base with large surface receptacle shell for rocks as ballast
    • Aqua Skim 20 is ideal for use with suitable 4000 to 8000 later per hour pumps
    • Easy maintenance with easily accessible coarse debris basket
    • Debris basket can also be taken out from a distance via grip hooks
    • Powerful suction cleaning of pond surfaces up to 20 m² when paired correctly with a suitable water pump

    Technical Summary Aqua Skim 40

    • The result is clearly improved water quality and viewing depth through direct suction removal of pollutants on the surface
    • Base with large surface receptacle shell for rocks as ballast
    • Aqua Skim 40 – ideal for use with suitable 8000 to 20,000 litre per hour pumps
    • Easy maintenance with easily accessible coarse debris basket
    • Debris basket can also be taken out from a distance via grip hooks
    • Powerful suction cleaning of pond surfaces up to 40 m²
    • Powerful suction cleaning of pond surfaces up to 40 m²

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  • Oase Swim Skim

    £6.95£219.95

    The Oase Swim Skim 25 and 50 are powerful floating skimmers that will effectively remove debris from the surface of the pond holding it in the built in removable collection basket.

    The Swim Skim surface skimmer has been designed to look discrete on the ponds surface whilst having innovative technology such as a specially designed weir flap to enhance surface skimming and whirlpool aeration technology which will help oxygenate the pond during the warm summer months.

    Available in two sizes the Swim Skim 25 and the Swim Skim 50

    Technical Summary Swim Skim 25

    • Clearly improved water quality and viewing depth through direct removal of pollutants on the surface
    • Integrated injector that enriches the pond with oxygen
    • Extremely strong suction
    • Easy cleaning with basket removal
    • Powerful suction cleaning of pond surfaces up to 25 m²
    • Dimensions (L) 332mm x (W) 297mm x (H) 263mm
    • Pump Capacity 2500 LPH
    • Aeration 300 LPH
    • 10 meter power cord

    Technical Summary Swim Skim 50 CWS

    • Clearly improved water quality and viewing depth through direct removal of pollutants on the surface
    • Integrated injector that enriches the pond with oxygen
    • Extremely strong suction
    • Easy cleaning with basket removal
    • Powerful suction cleaning of pond surfaces up to 50 m²
    • Dimensions (L) 450mm x (W) 400mm x (H) 390mm
    • Pump Capacity 3500 LPH
    • Aeration 600 LPH
    • 10 meter power cord

    Oase SwimSkim 50 Instruction Manual

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  • Velda Floating Skimmer

    £9.95£99.95

    The Velda Pond Skimmer is a floating surface cleaner for a clear water surface and lovely appearance of your pond.

    The built in pump has a capacity of 2000 litres per hour and keeps over 20 m² of pond surface dust-free and crystal clear.

    A lot of dust, pollen, leaves and twigs are blown on the water surface. This organic material contains nutrients for algae and therefore it should be removed. The annoying sight of a dirty and turbid water surface can be prevented.

    Technical Summary:

    • Built-in pump has a capacity of 2000 l/h
    • Will keep a pond water surface of 20 m2 clear
    • Foam filter
    • Easy to clean Wast basket
    • 10 Meter power cord

    Velda Floating Skimmer Instruction Manual

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Pond liner calculator

Use our simple Pond Liner Calculator to estimate the liner and/or underlay size required for your pond.

The result allows for an overlay either side of 30cms. You may wnat to increase or decrease this value depending on your pnd installation.

If you're not sure on what size you need then contact us and we can help.

Measurements are entered in meters. As an example if your pond is 254cm deep at its deepest enter 2.54.

The liner dimensions for your pond including a 30cm over lap are:

Liner length:

Liner width:

An interesting fact for you. The water volume of your pond will be:

Litres:

UK gallons:

Rectangle Pond Volume calculator

Pond Diagram

Measure the length of your pond, the width of your pond and the depth of your pond in meters and enter the measurements into the Utopia Koi easy to use pond volume calculator. This will give the volume in litres.

If you're not sure on what size you need then contact us and we can help.

Measurements are to be entered in meters, for example: 543cm would be entered as 5.43.

The water volume of your pond will be:

Volume in Litres:

Volume in UK gallons:

Circular Pond Volume calculator

Radius Diagram

Measure the diameter of your pond (the distance across the pond at its centre) then divide the diameter in two to get the radius of your pond.

Now measure the depth of your pond and enter the measurements into the Utopia Koi easy to use circular pond volume calculator.

If you're not sure on what size you need then contact us and we can help.

Measurements are to be entered in meters, for example: 543cm would be entered as 5.43.

The water volume of your pond will be:

Volume in Litres:

Volume in UK gallons:

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