Screen for bottom drain

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    Can you suggest a screen that I can put over my bottom drain so that I can keep debris out of the drain pipe? I was kinda hoping for a domed screen that I could just put on top of the drain.
     
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    Can you give us a little more information? How big is your BD? I don't have a BD, but I thought that that pipe fed to somewhere that would filter out debris, like a sieve or a settlement chamber? Maybe I'm not understanding......
     
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    how about one of those screens that they use on lawns that has like a plastic grate on it .I know I have one at the other house for the creek overflow to make it go farther out into the lawn rather than flooding near the house
     
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    Depending on the size of the drain, you can find standard screens at Lowes that will fit a pipe.
     
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    A screen or similar material placed over a bottom drain defeats the primary purpose of a bottom drain that being to remove detritus from the bottom of a pond.
     
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    they come in different sizes also and are pretty heavy 101_0776.JPG
     
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    An atrium grate? Would that work for a BD? IMG_9565.jpg IMG_9566.jpg
     
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    These are my thoughts as well. But I also understand something with large enough holes to let the debri flow through while keep the fish from being sucked. But I don't have a bottom drain just have thought about putting on in in the future to avoid scooping out the bottom of the pond twice a year.
     
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    I have a 350 gallon sterile pond with a 2 inch bottom drain. I just want something to put over the drain in case wind blows a lot of leaves into my pond. I will then shut off the pump. clean out the leaves, and replace the screen. I was kinda hoping for, like a say 1 foot dome screen that I could push to the side with a pole, clean everything out with a skimmer, then slide the screen back with a pole.
     
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    I have a 350 gallon sterile pond with a 2 inch bottom drain. I just want something to put over the drain in case wind blows a lot of leaves into my pond. I will then shut off the pump. clean out the leaves, and replace the screen. I was kinda hoping for, like a say 1 foot dome screen that I could push to the side with a pole, clean everything out with a skimmer, then slide the screen back with a pole.
     
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    I have a 350 gallon sterile pond with a 2 inch bottom drain. I just want something to put over the drain in case wind blows a lot of leaves into my pond. I will then shut off the pump. clean out the leaves, and replace the screen. I was kinda hoping for, like a say 1 foot dome screen that I could push to the side with a pole, clean everything out with a skimmer, then slide the screen back with a pole.
     
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    I have a 350 gallon sterile pond with a 2 inch bottom drain. I just want something to put over the drain in case wind blows a lot of leaves into my pond. I will then shut off the pump. clean out the leaves, and replace the screen. I was kinda hoping for, like a say 1 foot dome screen that I could push to the side with a pole, clean everything out with a skimmer, then slide the screen back with a pole.
     
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    Bottom drains for ponds are designed especially to prevent fish entrapment.
     
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    How deep is this pond .
     
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