A filter is a critical part of a Koi pond.
Why is it so important? Because for a koi, a pond without a filter is like living in a room with no toilet.
Why do you need a filter for your Koi pond?
Koi spend the entirety of their lives in a pond; and they eat, sleep, and poop there. Imagine if you spent your entire life in 1 room. You would quickly have lots of trash and leftover food and—would need to go to the bathroom.
If you put yourself in a Koi’s position, it is easy to understand why a filter is critical for a pond.
Every Koi pond must have an appropriate filter system so that the Koi can live healthily and comfortably.
Types of filter systems
There are many types of mechanical filtration. Sieve Filter
and Rotating Drum Filter
are very popular nowadays. They both use 200–300 micron-sized screens to filter water. Any small particles will be captured through this system, and you get crystal clear water.
How to size your filter
It is highly recommended to double the size of your filter
for your pond. In other words, if your pond is 1000 gallons, please install a filter that handles 2000 gallons. The size of your filter should ideally be based on the Koi population and how much waste they are expected to produce. But it is not easy to see the waste volume; so just go at least twice as big as your pond size.
Our Recommended Pond Filtration Products
These items help keep your koi’s environment clean and healthy so you can enjoy your koi pond for years to come.