The low maintenance pond skimmer that Premier Ponds installs is designed to sweep the surface of the water so it is free from debris and collected in an easy-to-remove access point . The debris basket inside the skimmer is the first filter stage of the skimmer. The basket will collect leaves, twigs, seeds, and other debris that falls or blows into the pond. In the Montgomery County MD, Serving Washington DC & Northern Virginia (VA) it only takes a few minutes every other week to empty the debris basket. More frequent changes will be required during the fall because of the quantity of leaves falling off the surrounding trees.
General Use & Maintenance Of The Aquascape Skimmer
It is a good habit during your first season with a new pond to periodically check the quantity of debris in the basket. This is especially true in the fall. Keep a mental note as to how often your basket has to be emptied. It's important that the debris basket is not allowed to become too full, as too much debris can reduce the water flow to the pump. General maintenance should be done weekly, and routine eyeball maintenance will let you know if it needs to be emptied. If your waterfalls slow down, then odds are your debris basket is full.
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