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 Skimmerfilters are suitable for ponds of all sizes and can be used as a skimming solution for ponds up to 10,000 gallons and the total filtration solution for ponds up to 1,500 gallons.
Combining four types of filtration for superior pond water clarity - its all-in-one approach reduces plumbing and eliminates the need for extra plumbing and equipment. All four systems work in harmony, in one easy-to-install unit that saves you time and money.
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 - Filter media provides 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. When used with a biological filtration system, the skimmer prefilters debris allowing your filter to work more efficiently.
The skimmerfilter’s super strong injection molded housing and cylindrical design resists warping and compaction in the ground, winning the approval of landscape and irrigation professionals everywhere. The SS0000 is large enough to accommodate a large submersible pump or two medium size pumps. The Savio Skimmerfilter® works as a Complete Filtration Solution for ponds up to 1,000 gallons (or use with a Savio Livingponds Filter for larger water features and still enjoy the same clean, clear water).
Available in three sizes:
Description Pond Surface Flow (GPH)
6" Faceplate 300 Sq. feet 500-2500
8.5" Faceplate 500 Sq. feet 1800-5000
16" Faceplate 1200 Sq. feet 5000-8500