Debris (leaves, grass clippings and other tree droppings) that blows in or falls into the pond will float for a few hours to a few days before it sinks to the bottom of the pond. It will begin to decay and release nutrients that foul the water. When the pond has a skimmer this debris will be captured and can be easily removed before it starts to rot. We have noticed over the years that ponds with skimmers tend to be cleaner, healthier and require less maintenance. We highly recommend using a skimmer, especially when your pond is located in proximity to trees.
Savio Skimmerfilter® reduce pond maintenance, while blending with the surrounding landscape, the Compact Skimmerfilter® collects debris, clears water, and hides unsightly pumps. This mighty skimmer delivers dynamic multi-stage filtration for smaller ponds and water features, providing a complete filtration system for ponds up to 700 gallons, and a skimming solution for ponds up to 2,500 gallons. Like its larger predecessor, it combines four types of filtration for optimal water quality: skimming, mechanical, biological, and UV filtration.
UV Filtration - Savio Skimmerfilters® are the only skimmers on the market with a patented integrated UV system (sold separately) - a safe, chemical free way to eliminate green water.
Skimming Action - Pulls debris from the surface of the water, capturing in a rigid leaf basket with handle for clean, no mess disposal.
Biological Filtration - Two filter media cartridges provide a surface for beneficial bacteria to colonize the skimmerfilter, converting biological waste from fish, ammonia and other toxins to inert forms for healthier ponds.
Mechanical Filtration - The skimmerfilter protects and extends the life of your pump, providing a place to conceal ugly equipment and plumbing.
Although compact in size compared to the larger Skimmerfilter®, it still boasts the same durable, injection-molded housing that has won the acclaim of landscape professionals everywhere. Please ensure that your submersible pump is will fit into the pump chamber which is not as large as the full size skimmer.