How Outdoor Pond Filters Work

The key to maintaining an outdoor pond is to use the correct outdoor pond filters, which will accommodate the size of the pond and keep the plants and animals within healthy. To choose the right filter for the job, it is important to understand how outdoor pond filters work.

The filter is a simple sewage system unit that contains a sluice area where millions of benign bacteria reside. This unit is placed inside the pond, where water passes through and the bacteria breaks down the harmful toxins and contaminants that result from fish waste and other organic material that fall into the pond.

Because it is such a vital element to keeping your pond and the fish inside it healthy, it is important to check the water volume of the pond before purchasing the filter so you choose a size that will effectively disinfect the pond and, once installed, ensure that the water flows through the filter steadily and constantly for maximum sanitation.