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I want to upgrade my pond filtration system. What are my options?
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I want to upgrade my pond filtration system. What are my options?

Asked By: Brock of Baton Rouge, LA

A: As your water garden grows more complex and fish populations rise, you will likely need to update your filtration system eventually. Numerous upgrade options are available, and the best choice for your pond depends on the water clarity and quality issues you are dealing with.

Whether you’re looking for a filter that will handle a higher fish load, a UV pond filter plus clarifier, or a debris skimmer to handle fall leaves, a new filtration system will improve water quality. We've outlined several upgrade options for your pond filtration system to help you pick the right fit.

  • Submersible Pond Filter: The ClearSolution G2 Filter System is an ideal upgrade for ponds up to 1,250 gallons. This unit combines mechanical and biological filtration to remove large debris and dissolved organics, while the powerful UVC pond filter cleans and clarifies water. The system also features a compact energy-efficient mag-drive pump, which circulates water through the filtration system and discharges it through a fountain head attachment or a diverter valve to provide an aerating display. You can upgrade this koi pond filter and add a fountain, waterfall, or both!

  • External Pressure Filter: For those with larger koi ponds up to 4,500 gallons, the AllClear G2 Pressurized Filtration System offers mechanical, biological, and UVC pond filtration in an efficient, economical unit. It also includes an easy-to-use back-flush system so you can clean the filter with the turn of a dial and rinse away wastewater and debris via the discharge outlet. This is the best all-in-one pond pump and filter system for ponds with high fish populations.

  • Waterfall Filter Box: Upgrade your pond filtration while adding decorative water movement with the ClearSpring Mini Waterfall Filter. This koi pond filter unit houses Bio-Balls and filter media pads of varying density for improved biological filtration. For the waterfall pattern, you can swap between the included smooth and ribbed weir options.

  • Skimmer Box: A debris skimmer is a practical filtration upgrade for ponds with excessive fall leaves or other floating debris. The ClearSkim Skimmer with faux-rock lid is perfect if your pond requires a high-volume pump that you want to hide or if you need to add extra mechanical filtration for solids handling. This unit includes a large removable debris net and an automatically adjustable weir door for maximum surface cleaning.

Advice on Selecting the Best Pond Filter Upgrade

A new pond filtration system is a fantastic and often necessary investment in your water garden. Do the sheer number of choices have you overwhelmed and undecided? Contact our pond experts at 866-766-3435 for prompt and friendly advice that’s customized for your aquascape.

Want to learn more about pond pump and filter systems? Check out these helpful guides below:

Types of Filtration
What is a Bog Filter?
Which Filter Media Density is Right for Me?
Choosing a Pump for UV Clarifier
Water Gardens 101

Last Updated: April 17, 2024