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UV Filter Equals Clear Pond Water
Having this of piece of equipment makes having nice clear water so much easier.
UV Clarifiers, UV filters, or UV lights, whichever you prefer to call them, are a necessity for clear pond water. Used in conjunction with a pump and water filter, the UV lights main duty is to destroy the algae in your pond. The dead algae are then collected by the pond water filter and are easily rinsed out of the pond filter media by means of a garden hose. Consequently no green scum floating on top of your pond.
As with most pond accessories there are a multitude of makes and models. Some are submersible and some are not. I like the submersible type because they’re down in the pond out of sight. Some of the different makes are Tetra, Aqua, Elektra, and Zap. They are all rated by pond size.
The UV Filter shown in the picture above is made by Tetra, and is submersible. In the picture you can see the extensions where the plastic tubing gets attached; one side to the intake, and the other side to the output of your water pump.
I just hooked up one of these Tetra filters for a local customer the other day. Very easy!
Pictured above is the Laguna UV Filter.
Fight The Algae With A UV Filter
What makes your water green is algae. The way these work is by having them hooked up to a water pump which pumps the water through them. A UV Light inside the tube kills the algae, which in turn will clear up your water. There are other ways to combat algae, but having one of these will make it so much easier for you.
As I said they come in different sizes which also means different prices. You can’t go wrong with a Laguna or a Tetra, but feel free to shop around to find the UV Filter that’s perfect for your pond. Next, let’s talk about a pond filter. Talk later, Bob