FAQsMy Skimmerfilter's filter pad requires excessive cleaning - Is this normal?
This could indicate that the pump flow rate is too high or that the waste load in the pond is too heavy (due to fish waste or excessive plant debris). For ponds with flow rates greater than 5,000 gph, Savio recommends removal of the filter pad and the addition of a Savio Livingponds Filter to meet your bio-filtration needs.My Skimmerfilter's pump chamber runs dry during operation, what's causing this?
This could be caused by one of three things; 1) Low water level in the pond. Water level should be between 3/4” above or below optimum water mark on faceplate. 2) Weir door is closed/stuck/obstructed. 3) Weir is not large enough for pump flow. To solve this, reduce the pump flow, install a smaller pump, or install a larger faceplate assembly.Water seems to be leaking around my Skimmerfilter's faceplate.
The skimmerfilter relies on compression to seal the faceplate to the liner, so - first thing - check the tightness of the screws. They should be quite snug - resist the urge to use a power driver however as this can strip out the threads in the skimmer. If the screws are tight and the faceplate is still not sealing properly - drain the pond 6" - 8" and remove the faceplate. Clean mud, gravel, and other debris from the matting surfaces - then smooth out any wrinkles and reinstall.Can I retrofit your Skimmerfilter to an existing pond?
Absolutely. Savio Skimmerfilters are designed to be installed after the pond has been filled - whether it's a new install or an existing installation.The Skimmerfilter's long neck makes this possible. For more information on this, check your Skimmerfilter installation guide.