Great deal on Little Giant 566833 6000 Gallon Pressurized Biological Bead Filter


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http://www.amazon.com/Little-Giant-...le+Giant+566883+Pressurized+Biological+Filter

Little Giant 566883 Pressurized Biological Filter
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#1 Best Sellerin Pond Filtration Equipment

List Price: $1,680.00
Price: $148.87 Free Prime shipping when in stock
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  • Up to 6000 gallon
  • Easy to use backwash
  • Fully assembled with biological media and specialty bacteria
  • Safe for all types of water features including water gardens and Koi Ponds
  • Modular abilities yield greater flow with lower head loss
 
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Wow what's up w/Little Giant these days? Isn't that the same company that koiguy posted about?
 

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I was trying to remember, think so...............
 
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Is that the correct retail price? Holy Cow! :eek:
 

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Little Giant, at one time, was probably the leading pond pump manufacturer in the U.S.. Since then the company has changed hands several times with the product quality going downhill each time.Almost 20 years ago, I purchased a 1200gph Little Giant pump for small pond clean-outs. That pump is still in use today. 10 Years ago, I went through over a dozen of the same model pump in less than 6 months. Today, Little Giant is owned by Franklin Electric. They have been trying to regain a market share over the past couple of years. I have yet to see a good review of the product line. In fact, I haven't seen any review, pro or con. Apparently they are still having quality problems.
 

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I have no clue, but most likely.

this is from a different vendor

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Item #:
566883
Suggested Retail: $1,799.00
Our Price: Only $1,169.35
You save: 35%
Availability: Usually ships the same business day Estimated Delivery Date
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Order Quantity:
 
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I think most pumps are not doing well because of there energy costs .People are learning just what a pump costs to run and that some say they are energy efficient have no pumping power .Maybe they are just trying to get people to come back to there company by selling these cheaper or maybe they are just coming out with a better model
 
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Wow, addy, that seems like a really great deal. i wonder how many watts it uses. I am really spoiled with my laguna pumps. They use almost no electricity.
 

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The only pressure filters that use energy are the ones that have a built in UV .The only other pump I found that uses less energy besides laguna are oase ones .The really great ones are not sold in the U.S. There are external that use less energy in pumps but they come with the extra work of either protecting them or removing them in the winter .I have 2 pressure filters and both use 9 watts because they have built in UV's .I only paid 10 dollars a piece for them .They are garden treasure ones
 
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oh, got it. It looks so big I thought it had a pump too. Well it looks like it would take a good size pump to run it then....
 

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oh, got it. It looks so big I thought it had a pump too. Well it looks like it would take a good size pump to run it then....
No clue, I don't use filters, don't have much knowledge about them.
 

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Price is now $1,169.00
 
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quite a jump in price from koiguys post , I think it was either a mistake and they had to honour the price on Amazon (for a short while or it was a publicity stunt by them to drum up interest in their product addy

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Dave. Actually This one is a different model, rated for 6000 gal ponds. The one I posted was for 2000 gal ponds.

The bigger pump size or higher flow rate for pressure filters is more a necessity for the backwashing. It takes more flow to maintain the filter than to maintain the water. EXAMPLE..600 gph may be a nice flow rate. Even ideal for a pressure filter. but manufacturer suggests 1000gph pump.
That is what it takes for an efficient backwash.
 
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