Koi fish ponds are a popular way to enhance outdoor living spaces and provide a relaxing ambience.
Koi fish, also known as carp, are surprisingly large for their overall size because they can grow up to 3 feet long or more. The pond’s bottom must be equipped with an effective bottom drain to preserve this aquatic habitat.
The waste generated from the fish settles at the bottom of the pond. This waste reaches the filter and will be removed from the filter when it’s back-washed. Depending on your pond area and volume you may need multiple drains. That demonstrates how important they are to a successful pond.
Make sure to keep a pond clean by adding a bottom drain. Fish waste and most muck that gathers on the bottom of a pond can be efficiently removed with the help of a bottom drain. Ponds that are more than 2 feet deep can become stagnant in no time without a bottom drain.
In a dedicated koi pond, a bottom drain is part of a more advanced filtration system that includes a pre-filter, vortex, or sediment chamber to separate solid wastes. We can supply you with a Heavy-duty quality bottom drain with an eccentric 110mm outlet. It’s fitted with a rubber air membrane for optimum aeration and circulation.
Why do you need to use it?
There are a variety of reasons why it is necessary to have a Koi Fish Pond Bottom Drain. The most common of these reasons is the need to vacuum the pond. Other factors such as changes in water levels and pH may require you to drain your pond, or if your pond pump is not functioning properly, then draining the pond may be necessary.
Bottom drains are located in the deepest part of a koi pond. This will allow for better circulation throughout the entire body of water. Your pond will be clear and cleaner when you use a bottom drain.
If there is no deep area within the pond that can accommodate this type of drainage, then an external side drain can be used instead.
External drains are manufactured from PVC or ABS with anti-entrapment grills.
Some manufacturers might have you convinced a drain is not mandatory. By simply placing rocks at the bottom of your pond and letting beneficial bacteria flourish in the rocks, you will mimic what you discover in nature, and everything is as it should be.
Even if you simply contain one fish in your pond and change the water periodically, you cannot naturally parallel the natural world. What works in nature will not function well in a koi pond.
Different types of bottom drains exist for various purposes. Some are designed specifically for use on koi fish ponds while others are more general purpose. There are also many types available such as aerated, non-aerated and anti-vortex.
Aerated Bottom Drains
The aeration helps oxygenate the water in the koi pond by creating bubbles that rise through the water column. This allows a greater amount of dissolved oxygen into the water than would otherwise occur without an aerator. Aerators come in various sizes and shapes for their intended application.
The escape of air bubbles from the bottom drain creates upward water currents which help remove the bottom sludge by pushing it to the drain. It is an added advantage of having this type of system as it increases the efficiency of your filters. The sooner the wastes are removed from the pond the better, have these drains installed during construction for a clean and clear pond.
Anti Vortex Drains
The drain cover’s design allows more water to flow through it, preventing the fish from being trapped by powerful suction. Anti-entrapment drain covers save the lives of your cherished fish.
How much does it cost and where can you get one?
We can supply all types of drains at a very competitive price with delivery in India. Contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at +91-9400726668 if interested.
Installing a bottom drain ensures your pond is healthy and provides a clean environment for your fish.