Cleaning pump filter often

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My small 60 watt pump does a fine job of circulating the water and feeding a little waterfall in my 850 gallon fish pond. Trouble is, I have to clean the pump filter every two days and was wondering if that is normal and if not, what can be done about it. I place the pump a couple of inches from the bottom on a piece of slate and the water is clean with an average amount of algae.
 
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Two words; bog filtration.
 
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Can try raising it a foot of the bottom, so it gets less mulm that settles there. Is normal for ponds that have a bunch of detritus on the bottom and fine mulm in the water column.
Or as BS (still makes me snicker every time I get to use it) says put in a bog
 
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Can try raising it a foot of the bottom, so it gets less mulm that settles there. Is normal for ponds that have a bunch of detritus on the bottom and fine mulm in the water column.
Or as BS (still makes me snicker every time I get to use it) says put in a bog
I'm glad SOMETHING does, @Jhn ; we ain't gettin' any younger!
 
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