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Pond Filtration Chemical Pond Filtration


Chemical Pond Filtration

Chemical filtration helps "clean" your pond by removing organic and inorganic pollutants with specialized media like carbons and resins. If your pond water has high levels of ammonia from too many fish, a brown tinge from dissolved organic compounds, or a greenish hue from free-floating algae, adding the right chemical media to your filter or waterfall can help resolve the problem.

Many filters combine multiple types of filtration for efficiency. For example, a multi-filter may include sponge media and an empty chamber. The sponge media is both mechanical and biological, as beneficial bacteria grows on the sponge used to strain out debris. The empty chamber is available for you to add "tea bags" of chemical media to target specific problems with your water conditions.

Chemical filtration is not as commonly used in ponds as in aquariums, but some pond filter systems do use it. Chemical filtration helps to remove organic and inorganic pollutants with specialized media like carbon and resins, usually in a loose, bagged, or pad form.

Organic and inorganic pollutants will adhere to the carbon or resin, removing them from the pond. Carbon is often used to remove medications or treatments from the water after the designated time of treatment is over. If your pond has high levels of ammonia from too many fish or a brown tinge from dissolved organic compounds, adding the right chemical media to your filter or waterfall can help resolve the problem.

Owners of ponds that are at risk of chemical contamination should also consider using a system with some form of chemical filtration.