Aquosis SK1 Skimmer
If your pond is not fitted with a surface skimmer then it will greatly benefit from the SK-1, a floating skimmer that adjusts itself to the water level within the pond.
Mounted on the poolside this unit will keep the surface of the water free of dust, oil film and leaf debris. The benefits of this are a much greater uptake of dissolved oxygen, fewer suspended particles, less maintenance and better visibility.
The graphic to the left shows a typical installation of this product and although in this case the return has been sent directly back to the skimmer, you can if desired re-route the return via a Filtration system or Sieve unit.
About the Aquosis SK 1 Skimmer
The Aquosis SK 1 Skimmer has two pipes coming verticaly out the pond, one is the suction to be connected to the pump inlet, the other is the return from the pump. The image opposite clearly shows the inlet where the water enters the pond, this can be adjusted to give you the perfect flow direction.
The Aquosis SK 1 Skimmer comes with two pipe clips, which need fixing to the Coping stones to hold the skimmer in place. The vertical pipes you can see can be cut if required, or can be extended using Straight Unions if required, two 90 degree bends are also supplied with the unit.
Push the 90 degree bends on to the vertical flow and return pipes, insert the two short lengths of pipes supplied in to the bends. Cut these to the required lengths and then secure in place by using the pipe clips. Prior to glueing ensure that all pipework is cut to the required lengths.
The Aquosis SK 1 Skimmer comes complete with the hose tails or unions as an alternative to glue on to the open end of each horizontal pipe.
The returning water can pass through a filtration system or directly via the skimmer to the pond. This creates a current for your koi and moves the surface water to maximise the skimmer's efficiency.