New to the forum and seeking filtration advice.

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    image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg Hello, Paul from Tennessee. New to the forum and this looks like the right place to be for help/advice. My 10 yr old pond is 1,300 gal. I have a savio skimmer filter system and need to replace it. Everything is broke, cracked, or stripped. I am open to options other than skimmers. I only have debris in the fall. It is on my patio so ease of use/cleaning is important and quietness. I used a uv light in the skimmer, not sure how well it did. I attached a couple of winterized photos. So go ahead and ask the questions you need to give me some advice. I spent a lot of time researching only to get frustrated with what to do. I don't feel as though I have cookie cutter pond, and my Dad is not around to tell me what to do.
     
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    Welcome Paul!
    Do you want to simply replace the of the components of the mechanical filtration, or are you interested in replacing it with something like a wetland filter that uses gravel and plants?


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    first off welcome and second nice pond .I use laguna in pond pumps for efficiency and over aerate my pond for years and that cuts down on algae .I use spitters and a laguna aerator.Not sure this info will help but it works for me .I also use lava rock in my filters .Looks like you don't have room for a lot of changes
     
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    When you say that your skimmer is broken, cracked or stripped, are you saying that the skimmer container leaks? If not, leave it alone and simply add retro-fit plumbing components to replace the plumbing connections that are troublesome. As to filtration, judging from your set-up I would suggest a pressure filter for ease of installation and for the space restrictions. Pressure filters can be bought with a UV component, if you so desire. Stay away from the Tetra pressure filter, they're cheap, sure, but they're cheap. AquaScape makes a decent pressure filter that you could plumb to your existing skimmer. It's generally about budget, so figure out what you're able to spend and get back for suggestions.
     
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    Hello and welcome to the forum! :)
     
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    I normally remove the skimmer completely for winter. All of the screw holes are stripped on the main tub. One year we got a hard early freeze and cracked the whole tub in half. I glued it and it has help up until now. The divider that held the light broke off at the base that was held by screws. So basically everything is broke. I thought about just replacing the system but also thought there might be better systems out there now.
     
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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    Welcome to our group! I used a exterior pool skimmer, those that use pond skimmers should be able to help you.
     
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    I see from the photos that the pond is partially raised above ground level. How much is it raised?
     
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    It is 3 cinder blocks high, so 24"
     
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