What is the best pond skimmer for my pond?

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WHAT IS THE BEST POND SKIMMER FOR MY POND?

You have found the complete (well almost... we're still working on it) POND SKIMMER REVIEWS page.  With so many different manufactures and features, how do you decide which pond skimmer is right for you?  This is our attempt to list all of your options in one place (on one loooong page ...).  Of course if this is too much information, you may want to just stop into Splash Supply Co (1298 Toronita St York PA) to see all of our ponds and waterfalls in our beautiful gardens and see the latest and the best pond skimmer for each of our different size ponds ...  We'll also available by phone (M-F 10-5) 717-751-2108 ...

You may be asking do I even need a pond skimmer?

Pond Skimmers provide efficient mechanical filtration for your pond.  If installed and functioning properly a Skimmer should be doing 90% of the job of keeping the debris (leaves, twigs, pollen, waste from your fish, frogs, and the occasional bird who comes down for a drink)  out of the pond BEFORE it impacts the closed ecosystem ...

PondBuilder PB1144 -  Large Elite Skimmer for ponds up to 2,000 sq. feet (40'x50')Yard Crashers

15" Elite Skimmer

  • Ideal for ponds up to 2000 square feet, 20,000 GPH
  • 15 inch weir with
    • Natural Cover Lid
    • Protects And Hides Pump
    • Plumbed With Over-Flow Spinweld Elbow
    • Two Discharge Options With UniSeals®
    • Matala® Mat Eases Skimmer Maintenance
    • Stronger MESH DEBRIS NET Lasts Longer
    • Easy-To-Hide Snout With Buoyant Door
    • Stainless Steel Hardware
    • New Design Increases Strength

The Toughest, Strongest Pond Skimmer, Easiest to Install on the market today! The first line of defense against floating debris for any pond is the Pond Skimmer. If reducing maintenance and protecting the life of your pond pump are important to you, then investing in a Pond Skimmer is key.

The pond pump, which is located inside the skimmer, draws water into the skimmer opening mechanically filtering out leaves, twigs and other floating garden pond debris trapping the debris inside a net and filter pad.

These Elite Skimmers are CONTRACTOR grade products. They are 38% thicker and have ribs and gussets molded into them to prevent distortion once installed. Elite Skimmers include an automatic fill valve fitting molded into the side of the skimmer (optional autofill valve kit sold separately #PB1342). They also feature an overflow fitting located on the back of the skimmer to remove excess water fill due to heavy rain.

Weir Opening: 15”
Dimensions: 30.75” x 23.5” x 26”
Dimensions of Pump Area:
19” x 10” (top) \ 19” x 14” (bottom area)  x 21” max. water depth
Max. Pump Flow: 20,000 gph

pond builder Elite Pond skimmer_instructions

 

Aquascape 43022:Signature Series 1000 for ponds up to 900 sq. feet (30'x30')

  • Ideal for ponds up to 900 square feet, 9,000 GPH
  • 8 inch weir with locking capability and large volume RIGID SMOOTH WALL DEBRIS BASKET makes maintenance quick and easy while its high-quality filter mat removes smaller sediment and debris.
  • A patented adjustable faceplate allows the faceplate to be re-adjusted after installation, altering the water level as desired.
  • Injection-molded fittings allow the check valve to thread directly into the skimmer wall, providing a professional watertight seal along the back of the filter.
  • The natural-looking faux-rock lid includes grooves designed to help make the filter easy to hide into its surroundings and its rounded shape maximizes the structural design of the filter.
  • Approximate dimensions: 21" L x 22" W x 26.5" H
  • Max flow rates up to 9,000 GPH
  • 2" Bulkhead

Link to the Owner's Manual & Instruction Guide for the Aquascape Signature 1000 Pond Skimmer Sold by Splash Supply Co.: 43022-Signature-Skimmer-1000-Instructions

Aquascape Skimmer 1000 Features and Advantages pdf


Link to Discontinued Aquascape Pond Skimmer Owners Manual: Aquascape_PRO_Skimmer_6.0_8.0


8" Elite Pond Skimmer

8" Elite Skimmer

  • Natural Cover Lid
  • Protects And Hides Pump
  • Plumbed With Over-Flow Spinweld Elbow
  • Two Discharge Options With UniSeals®
  • Matala® Mat Eases Skimmer Maintenance
  • Stronger MESH DEBRIS NET Lasts Longer
  • Easy-To-Hide Snout With Buoyant Door
  • Stainless Steel Hardware
  • New Design Increases Strength
  • Weir Opening: 8”
    Dimensions: 26.25” x 15.25” x 19.75”
    Dimensions of Pump Area:
    12.5” x 8.5” (top) \12.5” x 13.5” (bottom area) x 15” max. water depth
    Max. Pump Flow: 5000 gph

43021:Signature Series 400 for ponds up to 225 sq. feet (15'x15')

  • Ideal for ponds up to 225 square feet, 4000 GPH
  • 6 inch weir with locking capability and large volume RIGID SMOOTH WALL DEBRIS BASKET makes maintenance quick and easy while its high-quality filter mat removes smaller sediment and debris.
  • A patented adjustable faceplate allows the faceplate to be re-adjusted after installation, altering the water level as desired. Injection-molded fittings allow the check valve to thread directly into the skimmer wall, providing a professional watertight seal along the back of the filter.
  • The natural-looking faux-rock lid includes grooves designed to help make the filter easy to hide into its surroundings and its rounded shape maximizes the structural design of the filter.
  • Footprint at base of unit is approximately 15" x 11.5"
  • Dimensions 21.5" L x 18" W x 21" H
  • Backed by a limited LIFETIME WARRANTY

Aqauscape Skimmer 400 Features pdf


43020:Signature Series 200 for ponds up to 100 sq. feet

  • Ideal for ponds up to 100 square feet, 3,000 GPH
  • 6 inch weir and leaf and MESH DEBRIS NET effectively traps debris for easy removal
  • MicroSkim Brushes Optional #99772
  • Rounded shape maximizes structural design
  • Durable lid provides protection of filter components
  • Dimensions 20" L x 17.5" W x 17.5" H
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty

 

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