Laguna Koi Ponds

(949) 494-5107

Pre-Filters / Vortex Leaf Traps

Laguna Koi Ponds
20452 Laguna Canyon Rd.
Laguna Beach, CA. 92651
Hours of Operation:
Mon-Fri 9-5 Sat 9-5 Sun 10-5
949-494-5107
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Leaf Traps

Prefiltration is extremely important. Solid waste accumulates daily in a pond and is the number one problem for filtration. Algae growth, excess food, fish waste, leaves and yard debris, aquatic plant material all accumulate and foul your pond. A prefilter will focus on removing these solids regularly. The prefilter will protect the pump from clogging and prevent heavy debris from entering the biofilter. Your maintenance will be mostly focused on solids removal and a good prefilter will make this job easier.

Prefilters may be attached directly to your submersible pump or to an external pump. Leaf traps ot the Mega Strainer leaf traps will attach to an external pump. The EZ Bio filters, the Rio Prefilter, Pond Master 1000 and the Patio Ponds Little Sub will attach to your submersible pump.

A settling tank is an ideal prefilter where the solids settle out in a large tank before reaching the pump or biofilter. A Vortex Settling tank or Cyclone will spin the dirt to the center and facilitates settling of solids.


Waterways Leaf Trap

Waterways Leaf Trap

If you will be using any of the Sequence 750 or Sequence 1000, PerformancePro Cascade, Watertways Executive, Iron Might or Tiny Might pumps, and are planning on placing the pump before the filtration system, it is required by the manufacturers to have a leaf trap/priming pot in order for your warranty to be valid.

To use this Leaf Trap with any pump other than a Waterways or Wave pumps you will need an adapter below.

Item #  Description Price Add to Cart
27531 Waterways Leaf Trap 1.5 in $54.95 Add to Cart
27530 Waterways Leaf Trap 2 in $59.95 Add to Cart
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Mega Strainer Large Leaf Trap

Mega Strainer Large Leaf Trap

Tired of constantly cleaning your small leaf trap? This ultra large leaf basket solves the problem. The internal baskets are 7.25" in diameter by 8",15" or 30" tall. Larger than a standard leaf trap the housing is 10" in diameter by 15", 27" or 39" tall. Input and output plumbing fittings are 2" slip x slip unions. Made in USA. ( Mega Strainer ll pictured )

*This is a special order item, which has a lead time of about 1 to 2 week until it is shipped.*

Item #  Description Price Add to Cart
63656 Mega Strainer l $235.00 Add to Cart
63657 Mega Strainer ll $318.99 Add to Cart
63658 Mega Strainer lll $468.99 Add to Cart
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