Filter Ectomies

Replacing Obsolete Waterfall Filters with Technologically Advanced Hydro Vortex™ Filters (The contractor that originally built this waterfall missed the opportunity to do the Filter-Ectomy™ themselves – so the pond owner hired our crew … Building it right the first time would have been much less expensive.) Features:
  • A 2-man crew can complete the job in 3-6 hours per filter.
  • A 1-man crew can complete the job in 4-8 hours per filter.
  • Filter-Ectomies™ can be performed on any pond or water feature with an obsolete waterfall filter.
  • Allows the owner to easily backwash the filter.
  • Keeps the pond or water feature much cleaner.
  • Improves water quality for improved Koi and pond fish health.
  • Requires minimal tools – shovel, level, pipe cutter, and screw driver.
  • The Hydro Vortex™ filter completely disappears – thus making for more natural looking waterfalls.
  • Choice of HydroFlush™ or ElectroFlush™ Self-Cleaning Backwash Systems – both get installed the same way (HydroFlush™ is being installed on this Filter-Ectomy™).
  • The job is easy.
  • Turn off the pump, drain the filter, and remove the filter media.
  • Dig down behind the filter and cut the inlet pipe.
  • Disassemble the waterfall rocks.
  • Disconnect the liner gasket flange – and separate the liner from the filter.
  • Lift the filter out of its position and discard.
  • Dig a trench from the filter excavation through the berm behind the filter – for the Hydro Vortex™ filter’s drain line.
  • Install the Hydro Vortex™ filter.
  • Attach the plumbing and liner the liner.
  • Rebuild the waterfalls.
  • Expose as section of the main line near the filter.
  • Splice in the HydroFlush™ Valve inside a valve box.
  • Dig a trench from the HydroFlush™ valve to the top of the Hydro Vortex™ filter.
  • Install the HydroFlush™ pipe, backwash jet, and the drain valve.
  • Conceal the top of the filter with river rock and turn the pump on – you’re done!