How to Build a Pond Filter System

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Scott Johnson

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This article was co-authored by Scott Johnson. Scott Johnson is the Owner and Lead Design Consultant for Concrete Creations, Inc., an award-winning landscape and design company based in the San Diego, California metro area. He has over 30 years of experience in the pool and landscape construction industry and specializes in large estate outdoor environment construction projects. His work has been featured in San Diego Home & Garden Magazine and on Pool Kings TV Show. He earned a BS degree in Construction Management with an emphasis in Architecture and CAD design from Northern Arizona University. This article has been viewed 604,430 times.

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Updated: February 26, 2020

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To build a pond filter system, purchase a resealable, lidded garbage bin, a rubber hose, and a water pump. Then, position the bin and pump relatively close to where they will be in the pond, and cut a hole in the lid of that bin that’s just large enough for the rubber hose to fit into. Next, drill a hole in the side of the container for a water outlet, and seal the hoses into the openings with an animal-safe sealant. Finally, fill the bottom of the container with a layer red lava rocks and a layer of filter material cut to fit the bin over top of the rocks. For tips on installing the filter in the pond, read on!

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