Matala® Filter Media Pads

$34.99–$39.99
  • 4 Densities For All Your Filtration Needs
  • Max Surface Area For Bacteria Growth
  • Long Lasting & Durable Media

Matala® Filter Media Pads are lightweight, durable and easy-to-cut. Matala® Filter Media is available in four densities: low (black), medium (green), high (blue) and super high (grey). Low and medium density Matala® pads are perfect for mechanical filtration, while the high and super high densities maximize surface area for biological filtration. Matala® Filter Media Pads provide the highest surface area of all filtration products on the market and are made with a special coating that allows water to pass easily through it without channeling. For best results, pair both medium and high density Matala® Filter Media Pads together. One mat filters up to 500 gallons.

Matala(r) Filter Media Pad

Tech Specs

Usage Information

Matala(r) Low Density Filter Media Pad Black
Low Density - Black
Matala(r) Medium Density Filter Media Pad Green
Medium Density - Green
Matala(r) High Density Filter Media Pad Blue
High Density - Blue
Matala(r) Super High Density Filter Media Pad Grey
Super High Density - Grey
Filter Pad Size 39.5" L x 24" W x 1.5" H 39.5" L x 24" W x 1.5" H 39.5" L x 24" W x 1.5" H 39.5" L x 24" W x 1.5" H
Available Surface Area 62 sq ft per cubic foot 96 sq ft per cubic foot 124 sq ft per cubic foot 171 sq ft per cubic foot
Free Volume (Open Space) 92% 93% 94% 94%

How To Use

Matala® Filter Media Pads can be simply placed into your waterfall filter without any issues of the pad floating away. It can be cut to your desired size to match any of your current filter media. Clean your Matala® Filter Media Pads sparingly and only if necessary. Over zealous cleaning will lead to bacteria loss and it will take some time for your biological filtration to get going again. Matala® Filter Media Pads should be used throughout the pond season and cleaned for storage before winter temperatures occur.

For best results when using different densities: place the higher density filter pad on the bottom and the lower density filter pad on the top of your filter. Water should go through the low density filter pad before flowing to the higher density filter pad and back out to the pond or pump.

Replacement Parts

Here are the replacement parts for Matala ® Filter Media Pads.

Weeds Treated

The first step towards effectively treating any pond weed is proper identification. Matala® Filter Media Pads is recommended for use against each of the weeds listed below. Click on your desired weed for more information and alternate control options.

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Great Replacement Filter Pad!
Mar 4, 2013 | By Carl
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I have been looking to replace the filter media in my waterfall for quite some time. The black and blue Matala filter pads were just what I needed! Pond looks great!


Limited Mechanical Filtration
Feb 28, 2014 | By Bill
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The blue and black Matala pads that I installed did not capture nearly as much pond muck as did my old standard pads. Old pads would have a heavy load of muck needing to be cleaned out each week, while Matala almost did not need cleaning and left the pond water notably murkier. They are also pretty tough to cut--perhaps also quite durable, but overall this was a failed experiment for me. Discarded all of the Matala and am going back to standard. **A note from The Pond Guy - Remember the water should go through the low density filter pad before flowing to the higher density filter pad and back out to the pond or to the pump. **


Matla Filter media
Aug 2, 2015 | By Steve
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Replaced the filtration system in my skimmer with the Matala filters (Green & Blue). The amount of muck cleared is now remarkable. Pros: Pond went from clear to crystal clear. The filter mat in my waterfall unit now needs to be cleaned twice a year instead of monthly. Cons: The Matala filters need to be cleaned weekly. (This is more than a fair trade of since it took about 30 minutes to clean and replace the waterfall filter mats and about 10 minutes to clean and replace the skimmer mats). If there is a system available that does a better job, I DON'T WANT IT. I would be concerned about it clogging the flow in my skimmer allowing it run dry and cause premature pump failure. (I would probably feel the same way about the Matala Ultra Dense mat.) As to comments about being difficult to cut, it took about 10 minutes each to measure and cut the Matala mats to a perfect fit with a battery powered circular saw.

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