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Skimmers and Replacement Parts
Skimmers continually "rake" leaves and other floating debris, including foam and proteins, off the top of the water. There are many types of skimmers on the market. We prefer the fish-safe skimmer (shown in the picture on the left) in most applications where fish are inhabiting the pond. Side skimmers are probably more well-known but they all tend to present problems with koi and goldfish getting trapped inside them.
To get more information on skimmers for a koi pond or water garden, visit The Pond Doc's Pond Construction Education Center. Here are a few articles that should be helpful to you as well:
Fish Safe / Side Skimmers / Skimmer Replacement Parts
Fish Safe Skimmer
This skimmer can be installed directly into the side of the pond or without making a hole in the liner. It attaches to a PVC arm that protrudes from the wall of the pond via a bulk head fitting. Another method would be to use hard PVC and have it attach over the side of the pond. The basket inside the skimmer floats up with the water level which gives a little room for lower water levels before it begins to suck in air.
Here, at Pond Doc's, we have a history of slamming the side skimmer. It's because we have so many fish health issues we must address with side skimmers that we tend not to push them. There are times, however, when a side skimmer may be exactly what you need. Fortunately, there are many from which to choose -- Unfortunately I haven't had the time to get them up online so give us a call at (404) 375-9599 and we'll find the right one for you.
Skimmer Replacement Parts
|Replacement Basket for Fish Safe Skimmer||AES750RB||$ 24.95|