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Pressurised Pond Filters

Pressurised Pond Filters

Pressurised Pond filters are available in more than one style and some manufactures name their particular filter model a canister filter.

Although there are a few variations and names the overall principle remains the same for all pressurised pond filters.

The filter is a vessel with an inlet, outlet and a waste outlet. The vessel is filled with a filter media and water is pumped into the unit. The water then passes through the media and out of the outlet and the water is then returned to the pond mechanically ad biologically cleaned.

Pressurised filters are designed to be pump fed and can be installed below the water level of the pond offering great installation flexibility.

Overall this type of pond filter systems offer excellent mechanical and biological filtration. Because the filter is a sealed unit they offer clean, hassle free maintenance and a wide choice of installation options making them the ideal pond filter for many people.

Maintenance of this type of pond filter is very quick. It usually involved simply turning the water pump off, moving a lever or handle into the clean position and then backwashing the media by flowing pond water through the filter by turning the pond water pump back on and agitating the media for a short  period of time. The dirty water can be run to waste or is superb for watering the garden with providing your plants with an excellent source of nutrients which is also very environmentally friendly.

Pressurised pond filters have been used for decades and remain very popular offering a superb option as a pond filter of choice.

Pressurised pond filters diagram
  • Oase FiltoClear

    £199.95£449.95

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    Oase FiltoClear pond filters are available in 6 sizes and are ideally suited for ponds up to 30,000 litres (6,600 UK gallons) depending on fish stocking densities.

    The FiltoClear range of filters are extremely well made and offer discrete installation options. The canister element of the pond filter can be buried in the ground if desired and Oase make a fibreglass imitation rock to cover and disguise the top of the filter making a very aesthetically pleasing pond filter installation.

    Because the Oase FiltoClear pond filter is a pressurised canister filter the filter can be placed above or below water level. The positioning of the filter has little effect on the performance.

    Maintenance is quick and easy to perform and does not involve getting your hands covered in pond and fish waste. The cleaning process has been as easy as possible to encourage regulars filter cleaning. To clean the filter simply switch off the water pump. move the handle on the top of the FiltoClear to waste. Plunge the handle on the top of the filter up and down a few times which compresses the sponge media inserts inside the canister enabling them to release the collected waste into the water. Turn the water pump back on to flush the dirty water to waste. The process can be repeated a few times until the filter is clean and the water going to waste is visibly clear. Return the lever to the original position and commence water filtration once again.

    From start to finish the filter cleaning process should only take 10 minutes !

    Oase FiltoClear Filter Technical Summary:

    • Pressurised filter can be positioned above or below ground
    • Three stage filtration including biological, mechanical and UV filtration
    • Easy clean system
    • Pollution indicator light and UV operational light
    • Clear water guarantee
    • 5 metre cable on all models
    • 3 year guarantee on all models

    View FiltoClear Instruction Manual

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    MODEL DIAMETER x HEIGHT INLET – HOSETAIL OUTLET – HOSETAIL INTEGRAL UV CLARIFIER CABLE LENGTH
    3000 380mm X 310mm 3/4” TO 1.5” 3/4” TO 1.5” 9 WATTS 5m
    6000 380mm X 430mm 3/4” TO 1.5” 3/4” TO 1.5” 11 WATTS 5m
    12000 380mm X 550mm 3/4” TO 1.5” 3/4” TO 1.5” 18 WATTS 5m
    16000 380mm X 670mm 3/4” TO 1.5” 3/4” TO 1.5” 24 WATTS 5m
    20000 380mm X 750mm 3/4” TO 1.5” 3/4” TO 1.5” 36 WATTS 5m
    30000 380mm X 750mm 3/4” TO 1.5” 3/4” TO 1.5” 55 WATTS 5m

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  • Oase FiltoClear Filter & Pump Set

    £399.95£829.95

    Oase living water logo

    Why not save money on your pond equipment with an Oase FiltoClear Filter Set.

    We are proud to be able to offer the Oase FiltoClear filter set incorporating the Oase FiltoClear filter and Oase AquaMax Eco pump’s as a perfectly matched set. Available in 6 sizes to suit even the most discerning pond enthusiast.

    The FiltoClear filters are unchanged from the standalone filter but simply coupled with the perfect pump to compliment the specific FiltoClear filtration system you select.

    The new Oase Aqamax Eco watercourse pumps are perhaps one of the best pond pump on the market, offering their owners reliability and performance whilst being energy efficient.

    Maintenance is quick and easy to perform and does not involve getting your hands covered in pond and fish waste. The cleaning process has been as easy as possible to encourage regulars filter cleaning. To clean the filter simply switch off the water pump. move the handle on the top of the FiltoClear to waste. Plunge the handle on the top of the filter up and down a few times which compresses the sponge media inserts inside the canister enabling them to release the collected waste into the water. Turn the water pump back on to flush the dirty water to waste. The process can be repeated a few times until the filter is clean and the water going to waste is visibly clear. Return the lever to the original position and commence water filtration once again.

    From start to finish the filter cleaning process should only take 10 minutes !

    Oase FiltoClear Filter Technical Summary:

    • Pressurised filter can be positioned above or below ground
    • Three stage filtration including biological, mechanical and UV filtration
    • Easy clean system
    • Pollution indicator light and UV operational light
    • Clear water guarantee
    • 5 metre cable on all models
    • 3 year guarantee on all models

    Oase AquaMax Eco Summary:

    • Outstanding energy efficiency
    • 10 meter Cable
    • 5 year warranty
    • Patented optional secondary debris collector from more distant pond zones
    • Patented frost protection.
      The pump will not be damaged at temperatures as low as -20° C
    • Flow rate can be mechanically and electronically adjusted
    • Elegant design with clever operating elements
    • Inbuilt protection against running dry or blockages
    • Precise and reliable German engineering
    • Displace plant remains or fish waste up to 10 mm in size

    View FiltoClear Instruction Manual

    View Aquamax Eco Instruction Manual

    View filtoclear video View AquaMax video
    MODEL DIAMETER x HEIGHT INLET – HOSETAIL OUTLET – HOSETAIL INTEGRAL UV CLARIFIER WEIGHT CABLE LENGTH AQUAMAX ECO PREMIUM PUMP LPH HEAD HEIGHT
    3000 380mm x 310mm 3/4” TO 1.5” 3/4” TO 1.5” 9 WATTS 5.58kg 5m 4,000 3.3m
    6000 380mm x 430mm 3/4” TO 1.5” 3/4” TO 1.5” 11 WATTS 6.18kg 5m 6,000 3.7m
    12000 380mm x 550mm 3/4” TO 1.5” 3/4” TO 1.5” 18 WATTS 6.8kg 5m 8,000 4.1m
    16000 380mm x 670mm 3/4” TO 1.5” 3/4” TO 1.5” 24 WATTS 7.3kg 5m 10,000 4.7m
    20000 380mm x 750mm 3/4” TO 1.5” 3/4” TO 1.5” 36 WATTS 12kg 5m 12,000 5.0m
    30000 380mm x 750mm 3/4” TO 1.5” 3/4” TO 1.5” 55 WATTS 12kg 5m 16,000 5.2m

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  • Oase Filto Cap

    £104.95

    Oase living water logo

    Oase Filto Cap is designed to conceal the top of the Oase FiltoClear filtration system and looks like a sandstone rock. Having a realistic rock appearance and size enables the installation of the Oase FiltoClear pond filter to be made in an area of the garden close to the pond where other pond filters would look out of place spoiling the aesthetics of the garden. Designed to fit amongst a rockery or water fall with the minimum of intrusion.

    The imitation rock cover is made from realistic Polyurethane resin which is frost resistant and allows the filter to be hidden but still allows quick and simple access for maintenance when required.

    One size fits the entire FiltoClear range of filters.

    Oase Filto Cap Dimensions:

    Length 570mm
    Width 570mm
    Height 320mm.

    The Oase FiltoClear pond filter Background

    The FiltoClear pond filter is a pressurised pond filter. Pressurised pond filters are available in more than one style and some manufactures name their particular filter model a canister filter.

    Although there are a few variations and names the overall principle remains the same for all pressurised pond filters.

    The filter is a vessel with an inlet, outlet and a waste outlet. The vessel is filled with a filter media and water is pumped into the unit. The water then passes through the media and out of the outlet and the water is then returned to the pond mechanically ad biologically cleaned.

    Pressurised filters are designed to be pump fed and can be installed below the water level of the pond offering great installation flexibility.

    Utopia Koi has one of the largest selections of pond equipment for sale in the UK!

    • Everything we sell is offered for sale at prices representing fantastic value for money.
    • Everything we sell is delivered quickly.
    • Every product we sell is displayed impeccably on our safe, secure website.
    • Everything we do is makes Utopia Koi the place to shop for all things Pond & Koi!

    £104.95

  • Aqua Forte Ultrabead Filters

    £1,094.95£1,894.95

    Aqua Forte professional pond products logo

    Ultra Bead filter are pressurised pond filters filled with millions of small plastic beads. These beads float and provide a means of mechanical filtration and the enormous surface of these beads provides the biological filtration.

    How Do UltraBead Bead Filters Works

    Water is pumped in to the vessel under pressure from the pump via the included multipart valve.

    As the water enters the UltraBead its specially designed shape causes the water to spin separating the heavier solids and forcing them to the centre of the vessel. The solids then collect in the centre of the UltraBead filter until a maintenance clean is performed.

    Maintenance is very quick clean process. All you have to do is open the swirl separation valve with the pump running and the filter in it’s normal filtration mode and the heavier solids are evacuated in just a couple of seconds.

    Once a rinse and backwash has been carried out and the filter is once again ready to use the water is in the UltraBead filter it is forced slowly upward in the vessel through the filter media consisting of thousands of plastic beads and returned to the pond.

    The beads are host for billions of nitrifying bacteria that will consume vast amounts of ammonia and nitrites performing what is known as nitrification.

    Ultra Bead Filter are suppled complete with UltraTrust Blower.
    The blower is mounted on a special air check valve which prevents water from entering the blower. unit and breaking it. When the blower is active during a clean the forced air breaks up the beads and releases the trapped particles. The debris is then rinsed and backwashed to waste.

    Ultra Bead Mechanical filtration is performed by thousands of plastic beads. The beds float in the closed vessel. As the water enters the vessel the pressure is increased through the force of the water pump compacting the beads very tightly. The water flows from the bottom upwards through the densely compacted beads removing event the smallest of waste particles. The longer the filter is active, the more bio film there will be around the beads and therefore smaller particles can be filtered.

    Ultra Bead Filters Biological filtration is performed by the huge surface area of the beads. The surface area is about 1600m2 per m3 which is about 6 times more than Japanese matting.

    • UltraBead filters are supplied as standard with a 2” multi-port valve, a transparent access lid and a powerful blower.
    • UltraBead filters are supplied as standard with a vessel constructed from high quality fibreglass.
    • UltraBead Bead filters are offered with a 5 years warranty on the pipe and fitting system and a warranty period of 10 years on the fibreglass vessel and beads.

    View AquaForte Econo Bead & Ultra Bead Multi-Port Cleaning Instructions

    MODEL SIZE – DIAMETER X HEIGHT IN CM MEDIA (BEADS) IN LITRES MAX RECOMMEND POND SIZE IN GALLONS MAX FISH LOAD IN KG MAX FOOD PER DAY IN GRAMS
    UB 60 61 x 100 120 8800 100 1000
    UB 100 76 x 110 170 13200 135 1350
    UB 140 92 x 120 255 22,000 200 2000

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  • Aqua Forte EconoBead Filter

    £549.95£1,339.95

    Aqua Forte professional pond products logo

    The Econo Bead filter range are manufactured incorporating a strong polythene vessel rather than the fibreglass vessel used with Ultra Bead Filter system.

    How Do Econo Bead Bead Filter Works

    Water is pumped in to the vessel under pressure from the pump via the included multipart valve.

    As the water enters the UltraBead its specially designed shape causes the water to spin separating the heavier solids and forcing them to the centre of the vessel. The solids then collect in the centre of the Econo Bead filter until a maintenance clean is performed.

    Maintenance is very quick clean process. All you have to do is open the swirl separation valve with the pump running and the filter in it’s normal filtration mode and the heavier solids are evacuated in just a couple of seconds.

    Once a rinse and backwash has been carried out and the filter is once again ready to use the water is in the Econo Bead filter it is forced slowly upward in the vessel through the filter media consisting of thousands of plastic beads and returned to the pond.

    The beads are host for billions of nitrifying bacteria that will consume vast amounts of ammonia and nitrites performing what is known as nitrification.

    Econo Bead Filter are suppled complete with UltraTrust Blower.
    The blower is mounted on a special air check valve which prevents water from entering the blower. unit and breaking it. When the blower is active during a clean the forced air breaks up the beads and releases the trapped particles. The debris is then rinsed and backwashed to waste.

    Econo Bead Mechanical filtration is performed by thousands of plastic beads. The beds float in the closed vessel. As the water enters the vessel the pressure is increased through the force of the water pump compacting the beads very tightly. The water flows from the bottom upwards through the densely compacted beads removing event the smallest of waste particles. The longer the filter is active, the more bio film there will be around the beads and therefore smaller particles can be filtered.

    Econo Bead Filters Biological filtration is performed by the huge surface area of the beads. The surface area is about 1600m2 per m3 which is about 6 times more than Japanese matting.

    Supplied As Standard with :

    • 6 way multi-port valve
    • Ultra Trust Blower
    • An air check valve to prevent water entering the blower unit
    • Clear Access lid with pressure gauge

    The EconoBead filter range is now offered in 5 sizes to allow ponds to be perfectly matched to the correct filtration system.

    Technical Summary:

    View AquaForte EconoBead & UltraBead Multi-Port Cleaning Instructions

    MODEL SIZE – DIAMETER X HEIGHT INLET / OUTLET SIZE MAX POND SIZE IN GALLONS MEDIA (BEADS) MAX FLOW RATE IN GALLONS PER HOUR
    EB40 40cm x 68cm 1.5” 2200 50 Litres 3300
    EB50 50cm x 75cm 1.5” 4400 85 Litres 3300
    EB60 60cm x 85cm 1.5” 7700 120 Litres 3300
    EB100 75cm x 113cm 2” 13200 170 Litres 5500
    EB140 90cm x 126cm 2” 22000 255 Litres 5500

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  • Aqua Forte Complete Filter System

    £2,149.95£2,994.95

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    Aqua Forte Complete System is an innovative plug and play high quality pond filtration solution ready plumbed together on a polymer pallet consisting of EconoBead EB 50 or EconoBead EB 60 pond filter with the added low pressure by pass kit, Midi sieve mechanical sieve filter,  40 watt UV Clarifier and a DM 15000 pump. This is a no expense spared pond filtration that offers very fast, easy installation. Very fast and easy filter maintenance and excellent water parameter quality.

    Aqua Forte Complete System – All you need to do is connect 3 connections to the pond:

    • Inlet from Bottom Drain
    • Return to Pond
    • Waste Outlet

    The EconoBead filters are constructed from a quality polypropylene vessel and come supplied as standard with:

    • Sludge drain valve
    • 6 way Multi-port valve
    • Ultra Trust Blower
    • Clear Inspection Lid
    • Bead Filter media

    The UltraSieve Midi is a gravity fed mechanical pre-filter designed to sieve waste solids from the water via a bottom drain or surface a skimmer.

    Supplied with either and Aqua Forte DM pump or and Aqua Forte Blue Eco Pump

    Aqua Forte DM pumps are a modern energy efficient quiet pump offering reliability and performance. They are supplied as standard with a ceramic shaft for durability and an auto shut off incase of a blockage.

    Aqua Forte Blue Eco pumps have an efficiency up to 94.6 %. The New Blue Eco Pumps are whisper quite and come complete with separate control unit.

    Technical Summary:

    Pallet size is 100 cm x 120 cm x 85 cm High.

    EconoBead EB 50 is suited for ponds up to 20000 litres (4400 gallons)

    EconoBead EB 60 is suited for ponds up to 30000 litres (6600 gallons)

    Utopia Koi has one of the largest selections of pond equipment for sale within the UK!

    • Everything we sell is offered for sale at prices representing fantastic value for money.
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  • AquaForte Low Pressure By Pass Kit

    £79.95£99.95

    Aqua Forte Low Pressure Bypass Kit enables the use of lower wattage water pumps with the aqua Forte Econo Bead and Ultra Bead Filters. Buy Online Today.

    AquaForte Low Pressure Bypass Kit is available for both the Ultra Bead filter and the Econo Bead filter.

    The bypass kit does exactly that. It by-passes the muti-port valve when it is not required making the water flow much more efficient. When the multi-port valve is required simply close the slide valves and select the setting on the multi port valve you require as normal.

    All parts required are supplied with the AquaForte Low Pressure By Pass Kit.

    As an estimate the use of the by-pass kit should reduce the pressure required by the water pump by 25%.

    Utopia Koi has one of the largest selections of pond equipment for sale in the UK!

    • Everything we sell is offered for sale at prices representing fantastic value for money.
    • Everything we sell is delivered quickly.
    • Every product we sell is displayed impeccably on our safe, secure website.
    • Everything we do makes Utopia Koi the place to shop for all things Pond & Koi!

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  • Aqua Forte Bead Blower

    £8.95£149.95

    The Aqua Forte Bead Blower unit fits both the Aqua Forte Ultra Bead and Econo Bead Filter.

    From time to time we understand you may need spare parts for your Aqua Forte Ultra Bead & Econo Bead filter system.

    Unfortunately sometimes mistakes happen and water is sent into the aqua Forte bead blower unit whilst cleaning the bead filter if the cleaning process isn’t followed correctly and the water pump p is turned on whilst the multi-port valve is in the wrong running position.

    Although very annoying it is possible to but a replacement blower unit to keep your filter system running without having to replace the whole filter.

    Utopia Koi has one of the largest selections of pond equipment for sale in the UK!

    • Everything we sell is offered for sale at prices representing fantastic value for money.
    • Everything we sell is delivered quickly.
    • Every product we sell is displayed impeccably on our safe, secure website.
    • Everything we do makes Utopia Koi the place to shop for all things Pond & Koi!

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