Skimmers

Skimmer Family

Skimmers are designed to eliminate water quality problems and reduce maintenance by removing unwanted debris, including protein film, from the surface of the pond before it has time to sink, reducing unnecessary maintenance. A skimmer removes debris before it gets to the pump, it acts as a pre-filter reducing pump maintenance and makes access to the pump quick and easy.

There are 4 different sizes of skimmers:

Model: Signature Series™ 200 Pond Skimmer
Dimensions: 20″ L x 17.5″ W x 17.5″ H
Pond Size: up to 200 sq. ft.
Pump Flow Rate:
up to 3,000 GPH / 11,360 LPH

Model: Signature Series™ 400 Pond Skimmer
Dimensions: 21.5″ L x 18″ W x 21″ H
Pond Size: up to 400 sq. ft.
Pump Flow Rate:
up to 4,000 GPH / 15,140 LPH

Model: Signature Series™ 1000
Dimensions: 21″ L x 22″ W x 26.5″ H
Pond Size: up to 1,000 sq. ft.
Pump Flow Rate:
up to 10,000 GPH* / 37,850 LPH

* Note: The Tsurumi 12PN and AquascapePRO® 10000 pumps are too large. Multiple pumps can be used to achieve up to 10,000 gallons per hour.

Grande Skimmer

The Grande Skimmer handles up to two 10,000 gallon gph pumps. Skimmer includes a lid, debris net, rack and fittings.

Waterfall Foam

This black polyurethane waterfall foam is ideal for filling joints and gaps between rocks and boulders maximizing the amount of water cascading over the waterfall and rushing down the stream. It sets within an hour and can be readily hidden by sprinkling pea gravel or sand over the foam while it is still slightly damp. It has some flexibility which accomodates the shifting of the rocks and ground structure over the winter.

Comes in a DIY can, or in the “Professional” size can which requires the use of a Foam Gun applicator.

Silicone

Used for sealing connections where liner attaches to the BioFalls® Filter snout and the skimmer faceplate.

Matala Filtration Media

A good biofilter needs a lot of surface area with open spaces between for good aerated water flow. A high surface area is useless if the passageways are so small that water flow cannot penetrate.This light-weight versatile product is made of curly, fibre thermo-polypropylene compounds, and is non-toxic to the environment. It is easy to cut and fits in any application. Available in 4 densities:

  • MATALA – BLACK Filter grid, low density, best suited for use in skimmers
  • MATALA – GREEN Filter Mat, Medium Density
  • MATALA – BLUE Filter Mat, High Density
  • MATALA – GREY Filter Mat, Super High Density
  • Proper Use of Matala