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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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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
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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
An atrium grate? Would that work for a BD?
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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.

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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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......

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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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.
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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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.
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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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......
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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