Skimmer Ectomies

Replacing Obsolete Pond-side Skimmers with Remotely Installed HydroClean™ Skimmers Features:
  • A 2-man crew can complete the job in 2-4 hours.
  • A 1-man crew can complete the job in 3-6 hours.
  • Makes for a much more attractive pond edge.
  • Requires minimal tools – shovel, level, pipe cutter, screw driver, and transit or string level.
  • All plumbing is “soil-tight” so no dirt, mulch, gravel, or debris can fall into the skimmer through plumbing holes.
  • Easily accommodates multiple pumps and overflow without modification.

  • Places the auto fill valve away from leaf net and leaf brushes so the pond owner won’t bump it out of adjustment during routine servicing.
  • Simple to perform.
  • Lower pond level to 6″ below the existing skimmer intake flange.
  • Remove rocks, boulders, and gravel 12″ away from skimmer.
  • Disconnect the liner gasket flange.
  • Pull liner in towards the pond and pull of any silicone from the backside of the skimmer.
  • Place a liner patch over the skimmer intake and screw holes.
  • Mark an area away from the pond in which you wish to install the HydroClean™ pond skimmer.
  • Excavate in new hole in the earth for the new skimmer.
  • Use the soil from the new hole to fill the old skimmer hole.
  • Excavate a trench between the HydroClean™ skimmer and the pond liner for the extension pipe.
  • Attach extension pipe to the HydroClean™ pond skimmer.
  • Level the extension pipe, and backfill with soil and compact.
  • Attach the patched liner to the the HydroClean™ skimmer’s extension pipe.
  • Backfill behind the liner.
  • Install rocks and gravel over the extension pipe to conceal and create an uninterrupted pond edge.
  • Start filling the refilling the pond.
  • Install the pump and overflow plumbing.
  • Install the optional auto fill valve.
  • Install the net and brushes, and place the lid on top and turn on the pump when the pond is full – you’re done!