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    Pond skimmer

    Can anybody recommend a pond skimmer to sit into the block work that dont cost the earth....

    Im starting to collect prices now for the intended noew build and then buy them in readiness so i have them handy.....



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    i have this one in mine,and with the long throat it means you can upgrade it to 3" pipe easily,andi Pool skimmers

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    I got the one from Coastal that was already converted to 3 inch (I am naff at DIY)

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    So whats with the 3inch pipe !
    Isnt 50mm or even 40mm pipe not enough..

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    bigger the pipe the better the suction . mine gravity feeds to an ultra sieve 3. so i have 3 inch pipe work to 4 inch pipe work. joined with rubber boot. the skimmer i bought came with 1 1\2 inch pipe hole. so i cut it to 3 inch
    i would have made hole 4 inch. but the bottom of skimmer was to small so went 3 inch to four inch pipe work joined with a rubber boot tank connector Flanged Tank Connectors - Black Solvent - Tank Connectors
    any dealer sells these.

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    as people have said bigger pipe better flow,but mines still on 40mm and works fine,i just said easy to convert as someone on her was having issues redoing theirs to 3",the bascket part on mine is actually outside the pond wall so easy to get to if you wanted to cut the bottom off when installed,andi

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ant62 View Post
    So whats with the 3inch pipe !
    Isnt 50mm or even 40mm pipe not enough..
    If your skimmer is gravity feeding into a filter or drum the bigger the pipe the better but if you are pumping water from the skimmer into a filter/drum etc a smaller pipe is fine.

 

 

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