How to clean your pond filter

How to clean your pond filter | Warehouse Aquatics | Middlewich

Cleaning your pond filter will help keep your pond in its healthiest, clearest condition. Not only will this help your fish live healthily, but you’ll also enjoy all the benefits of having a beautiful pond in your garden. 

Whether you have a box filter, pressurised (canister) filter, UV filter, or all-in-one filter, you can clean your pond filter by following these three simple steps.

Three steps to clean your pond filter | Warehouse Aquatics | Middlewich

Three steps to clean your pond filter

Here are three easy steps to clean your pond filter.

  1. Remove any debris from the bottom of the filter.
  2. Take the filter apart and clean each part of the filter individually, including the filter media.
  3. Put the filter back together and return it to your pond.
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Bonus Tip

Clean your filter with pond water, not tap water, to avoid contaminating it with chlorine.

Instructions for cleaning pond filters vary depending on the type of filter you have. So, make sure to check the instruction manual for your model. This will explain exactly which parts to clean and the correct disassembly, maintenance procedures, and maintenance schedule.

Clean your pond filter instead of changing it

It’s important to clean your pond filter instead of changing it. This is because removing a filter means removing all the healthy bacteria buildup your pond fish need to survive. 

Worried about getting rid of important bacteria from your filter? You can apply a bacteria treatment to your filter to keep pond bacteria levels healthy.

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