Frequently Asked Questions
The recommended flow rate for the K1 MicroBead filters is to circulate the total pond volume through the filter every 2-3 hours, so if you have a 20000 litre pond, circulating 7000 and 10000 litres per hour would be ideal.
No, one of the great advantages of the K1 MicroBead filters is they produce very little back pressure, so you can use a lower wattage pump saving you money!
Whilst a pre-filter such as the Cetus Sieve will reduce the cleaning frequency of the K1 MicroBead, it is not a requirement.
No, the Cetus will need to be gravity fed to install before a K1 MicroBead filter.
Yes, the K1 MicroBead are designed to be used with or without a pre-filter.
Yes, the K1 MicroBead filters are ideal for use on skimmer lines.
The maximum flow is dictated by the pond size, there is no maximum flow rate specified. We recommend passing the pond volume thorough the filter every 2-3 hours, so for a 20'000litre pond the recommended flow would be 10'000lph
Typically in summer the filter will require cleaning once or twice a week, however every pond if different and cleaning requirement will vary depending on stocking density, exposure to sun and other variables.