Why Installing a Koi Filter System is Necessary

    Not only does having a koi filter system installed help make your koi pond more attractive, it also does a lot to keep your koi fish healthy. Koi fish are highly sensitive to the pH balance and density of the water they’re in compared to other types of fish. Thus, it’s vital that you spend time planning out how and where you should place a good koi filter system in your pond during the construction process.
   What will a good koi filter system do in your koi pond? One of the things it will do is maintain the balance of chemicals and organisms in the pond. It will also get rid of the waste your koi fish make. If you have small pond, koi waste can build up quickly. But even if you have a large enough pond, it can become unlivable if waste accumulates and there is no good koi filter system in place.
   Basically, a koi filter system will mechanically and biologically clean things in the pond. The filter system will pull solid waste formations in the water using good ole’ gravity and pull of the water. The waste is trapped in the filter and you can remove it later when you do regular cleaning of the filter. On the biological level, the filter helps break down the substances, particularly ammonia, until they form nitrates. Although nitrates are known to be toxic in high levels, they are actually safe (relatively speaking) for koi in small quantities. It’s a good idea to check the pH levels of your koi pond on a regular basis in order to determine how well your filter system is doing with ammonia.
    The force that drives the filter into doing its job in the filter pump. If you have a large koi pond, you will need to install a filter system with a powerful enough pump in order for the water to get circulated through the filter. A good pump that provides good water circulation ensures that the chemicals in the pond are evened out. Water circulation is paramount to the health of your koi fish, so you may even want to consider putting in a fountain or waterfall to the pond. This addition can promote a balance between the oxygen and chemical levels in the pond through aeration (oxygen entering into the water from the air).
    You want to make sure that the filter system in your koi pond is working efficiently and the water does not become polluted. You can do this be doing a weekly chemical testing on the water. Each week, take a sample of the water in your koi pond to a pet store for testing. Alternatively, you can buy a simple home water test kit from pet stores. You’ll need to make sure that the pH balance of the water in your koi pond is just right.
    Just keep in mind the aforementioned tips and you shouldn’t have any problems taking care of your pond and keeping your koi fish healthy. Ensure that you conduct regular maintenance of your pond. T he filter system of your koi pond should be one of your top priorities. Keep it clean and check it regularly so that it remains in good working order. The cleaner the water in your pond, the healthier and better off your koi fish are.