Hydro Vortex™ easy to clean waterfall pond filters feature a vortex for heavy solids removal, a bio filter stage for metabolizing dissolved organics, and superior water polishing. The Dolphin Hydro Vortex™ waterfall filter lets you spend more time enjoying your pond or pondless waterfall and less time cleaning it. Patented design backwashes the bio media within the pond filter. Your choice of backwashing options: Manual, HydroFlush Self-Cleaning Backwash System, or ElectroFlush Electronic Self-Cleaning Backwash System.
The Most Efficient Large Waterfall Pond Filter Easy to Clean – Completely Backwashable
Available with Manual Backwash or HydroFlush™ Self-Cleaning Backwash Systems
Covered by US Patent No. 7,425,268 B2 and US Patent No. 7,731,841 B1
Made in USA
The Advantages of Dolphin Hydro Vortex™
Professional Large Waterfall Filter
Can be cleaned in as little as 2 minutes
Dis-assembly NOT required for cleaning as with other large pond filters
Requires less installation time than other waterfall pond filters
Installs with only a Phillips screw driver – no special tools required
Becomes virtually invisible in the landscape
Long lasting components
Best purchase value – Drain kit included and all bio media included – no additional media required
Lowest cost of ownership – does not require media replacement like pond filters that use filter pads
Unique Hydro FilterSilk™ media polishes the water far superior to filter pads and other filter media
Lets you spend more time enjoying your pond or pondless waterfall and less time cleaning it!
Create beautiful water garden ponds, hybrid ponds, and crossover ponds with the easy to clean Dolphin Hydro™ Vortex waterfall filter. You can also construct amazing pondless waterfalls and pondless streams with this superior water filter. No other waterfall pond filter on the market can compare to the easy of cleaning, the high surface area bio reaction, and superior water polishing of the Dolphin Hydro Vortex™ waterfall filter.
This patented large waterfall filter is easy to clean and completely backflushable. Backflushing your waterfall filter keeps it performing at peak efficiency all year round which results in a much cleaner pond and a healthier ecosystem. This large backwashable waterfall filter keeps all types of ponds and pondless waterfall clean and healthy. The Dolphin Hydro Vortex™ large waterfall filter features superior water polishing and has the highest SSA in its class.
The Dolphin Hydro Vortex™ waterfall filter is the professional’s choice for its superior strength and durability. It is the DIY’ers choice for its ease of installation. It is the owner’s choice for its ease of cleaning. The Dolphin Hydro Vortex™ is the most efficient large waterfall filter in its class.
Backwashing the Dolphin Hydro Vortex™ Backwashable Waterfall Filter
Hydro Vortex™ waterfall filters combine high surface area media, a vortex solids separator, settling cone, with a bottom drain for complete and efficient backwashing. Hydro Vortex™ waterfall filters do not require blowers or air pumps for backwashing.
The Dolphin Hydro Vortex™ is the large version of the industry-leading Patented Hydro Vortex™ series of completely backwashable biological waterfall pond filters. Designed by Russell Watergardens & Koi for easy routine cleaning, the Dolphin is cleaned simply by opening its included drain valve and reversing water flow through the filter. This can be done either manually or mechanically with our HydroFlush™ Backwash System or automatically with our ElectroFlush™ Backwash System.
The HydroFlush™ option uses your existing pump and the included 3-way valve to reverse water flow through the filter. Cleaning a Dolphin Hydro Vortex™ waterfall filter is as easy as opening its drain valve and turning the 3-way valve to HydroFlush™;.
The ElectroFlush™ System is similar to the HydroFlush™ System, but with 24 volt motorized valves that open and close automatically with just a "flip of a switch" from inside the weather resistant Control Box.
Hydro Vortex™ waterfall pond filters are designed for periodic gentle back-flushing of fish waste, mulm and detritus instead of the massive disruptive heavy annual pressure washer cleaning required for typical "Pad-&-Media-Bag" type box waterfall pond filters. Don’t be misled by the claims that say biological filters only need "annual cleaning" – the health of your fish may be at stake. All pond filters, no matter what type or brand, benefit from periodic rinsing of fish waste, mulm & detritus. "Pad-&-Media-Bag" type pond filters are not designed with bottom clean out drains for ease of cleaning and routine gentle back-flushing. Soiled waterfall filters can cause poor water quality and can encourage algae growth and fish disease.
Biological waterfall filters – of any kind or brand – that are not periodically back-flushed, will eventually plug with fish waste, mulm and detritus (the build-up of fish and bacterial waste that looks like brown goop).
If the fish waste, mulm and detritus isn’t periodically back-flushed it can clog the filter media – no matter what type. Clogged filter media can cause the water to start "channeling" around the filter media within the filter. This means that water is finding a path of least resistance around the clogged media. Water that channels around the filter media doesn’t get filtered. Water passing around the media through channels causes other areas within the filter to have stagnant, non-moving, oxygen-deprived, water. Areas within the filter that don’t pass oxygenated water become anaerobic (oxygen deprived) and encourage pathogenic species of bacteria like Aeromonas and Pseudomonas to proliferate in the pond filter and eventually in the pond. This can result in sick, diseased, and/or dying fish. This is why fish disease is relatively high in typical water garden ponds compared to traditional koi ponds. Koi pond filters are back-flushable, typical "Pad-&-Media-Bag" style water garden filters are not. All Hydro Vortex™ waterfall filters come standard with a bottom drain for backwashing and easy water changes.
Compare Cleaning a Hydro Vortex™ Waterfall Filter with Cleaning Ordinary Waterfall Filter Boxes
Dolphin Hydro Vortex™ Waterfall Pond Filters Let You Build Beautiful Water Garden Ponds
An Easy to Clean Dolphin Hydro Vortex™ biological waterfall filter lets you build beautiful water garden ponds and waterfalls like the one shown in this photo on the left that was built using a Dolphin Series Water Garden Pond Kit. The Dolphin is suitable for ponds up to 4,000 gallons in volume.
Dolphin Hydro Vortex™ Waterfall Filters Let You Build Beautiful Hybrid Ponds
An Easy to Clean Dolphin Hydro Vortex™ biological waterfall filter lets you build beautiful hybrid ponds like shown in this photo on the right. This hybrid pond was built using a Dolphin Hybrid Pond Kit.
Dolphin Hydro Vortex™ Waterfall Filters Let You Build Stunning Pondless Waterfalls and Streams
An Easy to Clean Dolphin Hydro Vortex™ biological waterfall filter lets you build amazing pondless waterfalls like shown in this photo on the left. This pondless waterfall was built using a Dolphin Pond Pondless Waterfall Kit.
Anyone can build professional – and natural looking waterfalls with a Dolphin Hydro Vortex™ waterfall filter.
Dolphin Hydro Vortex™ Professional Waterfall Filter is the EASIEST TO CLEAN and Most Efficient Waterfall Filter Available …