May 20, 2002, 6:06 AM
Re: [sichang] Building new pond
In my opinion, I do not think that a filter should be as deep as the pond depth. A very deep filter will not make much of a difference to the filtration process, it just makes cleaning your filter chamber much harder.
However, having said that, I believe a filter chamber should be at least 2 ft deep but no deeper than 3ft.
I think your pond builder wants to make more money by telling you to make a deeper filter! Clean and clear water depends more on the type of filter media used, the arrangement of the media and sufficient good bugs to eat up all the bad bugs.
Just my opinion.
(This post was edited by johnson lee on May 20, 2002, 6:21 AM)