Pond Pressure Filters are the most common form of pond filtration systems. Pond Pressure Filters consist of a drum-like canister that includes an ultra-violet clarifier, several filter media sponges and in some designs, bio balls. Pond Pressure Filters may not be placed underwater but must sit adjacent to the pond and are connected to a pump with plumbing via hoses or PVC pressure pipe. As the name implies, Pond Pressure Filters are pressurised units and are therefore capable of maintaining the flow rate of water that the pump moves through the filter. This makes Pond Pressure Filters perfect for filtering ponds and sending water to a water feature that requires pressure to get the water where it needs to go: like a waterfall or fountain.
The Oase Filtoclear Pressure Filters are far and away the best Pond Pressure Filters available on the market. They are strong and robust, constructed with 'virgin' plastics which by virtue of their purity can withstand our harsh Australian UV conditions. This is a defining feature when comparing the recycled plastics found in cheaper pond equipment - it not unusual to see an Oase Filtoclear 10 years on fully functioning and still doing a great job. Another important feature to note is the cleaning leaver and back flush function, which is easily the most effective and easy to use filter cleaning system then comparable units. Oase invests heavily in research and development resulting in state of the art filtration systems designed to filter pond water to an impeccable standard. The Oase Filtral is the choice to make if you want to invest in high quality and comes with a 2 year guarantee.
N.B. Oase also manufacture a starter series of Pond Pressure Filters called Oase Biopress Sets. These are complete sets that come with a pond pump and hose to connect the pump to the filter. The Oase Biopress Sets are lower cost options made by Oase that are appropriate in small pond applications where there is a small number of fish.
The Low Cost Option: PondMAX Pressure Filter/UV Clarifiers
The PondMAX All In One Complete Filter System is the highest quality, low cost solution in the range of the submersible filter systems available on the Australian market. They are indeed the affordable option for filtering small ponds when compared to the Oase Filtral in price. They are similar in function as the Oase Filtral and a great choice when a submersible pump filter will adequately filter your pond.