Intake bay

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Has anyone ever built an intake bay for their pond, or know where I can find some information on them?

I am trying to find ideas on how to hide my hoses and pumps, and an intake bay was suggested by someone. If anyone has any other ideas they'd be greatly appreciated.
 

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Intake bays are more aesthetically pleasing than a skimmer unit, but they perform the exact same task.....removing (filtering) large debris from a pond. This means that they will require the same level of maintenance: periodic emptying of the filter net/basket and cleaning the filter pad in a skimmer, and raking and vacuuming the gravel periodically in an intake bay. My experience is that it is a trade-off. Although an intake bay may blend in better with the overall appearance of a pond, they do not have the same ease of maintenance that a skimmer has. I would only recommend an intake bay in installations that have a very low level of external-sourced debris.
 

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