What is a skimmer box?
If you've been ponding for a while, you should know! But if you're new here--that's okay, too. So let's take it back to basics for this blog and dive into the pros, cons (are there any?) and specifics of a pond skimmer!
What is a Skimmer Box?
Skimming your pond is similar and important because it remove leaves, pollen, seeds, grass clippings, insect larvae, floating algae and most notably- POOP. While these materials are completely natural, they can turn great water into unhealthy, smelly and grossly colored water if not removed. The easiest way we have found to keep your water-quality in check and free of the above items is with the Aquascape Inc. Skimmer box that (when properly spec'd) can filter your entire pond 2-3 times an hour.
How Does a Skimmer Work?
The pond skimmer does more than clear the surface of the pond. Pond skimmers increase oxygen levels in ponds helping to further purify the water, and of course provide rich oxygen for your koi and pond fish. Pond skimmers can do as much or more than any sort of submerged aerator, and they do not disturb the surface of the pond, allowing for nice visibility and reflections to be enjoyed from the surface of your pond.
So Now What???
Located in Lebanon, Pennsylvania, Dreamscapes Watergardens installs koi fish ponds and pondless waterfalls (disappearing waterfalls) all over the Central Pennsylvania area. For more information on koi ponds and waterfeature installations, please contact us directly!
Dreamscapes also carries a full line of pond supplies from water treatments and fish medications to pond pumps, heaters, fountains, plants and fish! Tadpoles and snails are also available at our Aquatic Retail Center in Lebanon, Pennsylvania seasonally while supplies last from May-August. If you think you need it, we have it!
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