Small Pond Kits – Ultimate Water Garden Pond Kits

Ahi Series Ultimate Easy to Clean Small Pond Kits with 16″ Wide Waterfalls
and the Most Advanced Mechanical and Biological Filtration Available

Choice of Pond Size and Submersible, or External Pump


Ultimate Small Pond Kits are Easy to Clean and Completely BACKWASHABLE
For Healthy, Clean, and Fresh Water Garden Ponds

Ultimate Small Pond Kits = Healthy Ponds and Happy Fish

Ultimate Small Pond Kits For Clean and Healthy Ponds with Happy Fish


Benefits of Ultimate Small Pond Kits:

  • Easy to install – easier liner attachment, no modifications required
  • Modular – unlimited creative design options
  • “Dry-Hands” Maintenance – pond skimmers can be cleaned without putting your hands down into the water
  • Easy to Clean – Patented backwashable waterfall filters with highest in-class SSA

  • Ponds built with easy to clean pond kits get cleaned when they should. Clean small pond kits are not only more beautiful, they are much healthier for Koi, pond fish, wildlife, and pets that may drink from or play in the pond.

    Ultimate Small Pond Kits also have a much LOWER COST OF OWNERSHIP than typical bio fall based pond kits. Ulitmate Small Pond Kits don’t require the high cost of constant algaecide applications. Also, ponds built with Ultimate Small Pond Kits don’t require expensive and labor intensive “annual” pond cleanings when routine maintenance is performed throughout the year.



    Choice of Pumps:

    Ultimate Small Pond Kits Include:

    HM-2000 Magnetic Hybrid Pump 1,750 gph @ 5', 2 amps, 230 watts,
    HM-2000
    Magnetic Hybrid Submersible Pump

    1,750 gph @ 5′, 2.0 amps, 230 watts
    $13.25 Monthly Operation Cost ($.08/Kw)
    $159.00 Annual Operation Cost (24/7)
    1 Year Warranty
    SH-2700 Submersible Pump 2,700 gph @ 5', 3 amps, 345 watts
    SH-2700
    Direct Drive Submersible Pump

    2,700 gph @ 5′, 3 amps, 345 watts
    $19.87 Monthly Operating Cost ($.08/Kw)
    $238.44 Annual Operation Cost (24/7)
    2 Year Warranty
    C-2520-B External Pump with Primer Pot 2,520 gph @ 5', 1.45 amps, 167 watts
    C-2520-B
    External Pump with Primer Pot

    2,520 gph @ 5′, 1.45 amps, 167 watts
    $9.61 Monthly Operation Cost ($.08/Kw)
    $115.32 Annual Operation Cost (24/7)
    3 Year Warranty


  • Ahi Hydro Vortex™ easy to clean backwashable waterfall filter with 16″ wide waterfalls
  • Filter cleanout kit with 10′ of heavy duty black 1½” flexible PVC pipe, and 1½” stainless steel lever shut-off valve
  • 1.83 cubic feet of Hydro FilterSilk™ easy to clean filtration media with 677 SSA
  • Seagull HydroClean™ Pond Skimmer with stainless steel and nylon leaf net, Black Knight Filter Brush Rack, 4″ inlet pipe, three 1½” dual female threaded outlet ports, and one ½” auto water fill valve port. Remote installation capable and fish safe.
  • Heavy duty black 1½” flexible PVC pipe
  • Choice of pumps: Submersible: HM-2000, or SH-2700; External: C-2520-B
  • 1½” Cam-lock check valve assembly
  • 45 ml EPDM rubber liner
  • 15 ml geotextile underlayment
  • PVC glue and primer
  • Tube of 100% silicone sealant
  • 16 oz. can of HydroFoam™ waterfall foam sealant
  • All required PVC fittings
  • Stainless steel hardware
  • 4″ skimmer remote installation pipe NOT included
  • Choice of Backwash Options:
    Manual Backwash – Drain Kit Included at NO Additional Charge
    HydroFlush™ Backwash – Patented Self-Cleaning Backwash System $159.99 Additional Charge

    Ahi Series Ultimate Small Pond Kits

  • Easy to Install
  • Easy to Clean
  • Modular Flexibility
  • Unlimited Design Options
  • No Hidden Costs.
    No Annual Cleanings Required.


    Ultimate Small Pond Kits with a
    Patented Ahi Hydro Vortex™ Backwashable Waterfall Filter

    The patented Ahi Hydro Vortex™ filter included in all Ultimate Small Pond Kits 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. The Ahi Hydro Vortex™ filter keeps your water garden pond clean and healthy. The Ahi Hydro Vortex™ filter features superior water polishing and has the highest SSA in its class.


    The Ahi Hydro Vortex™ Waterfall Filter will process dissolved organics and will drastically improve water quality, clarity, and remove odors. The Ahi Hydro Vortex™ filter is also easy to clean. You have your choice of manual backwash, or HydroFlush with Ultimate Small Pond Kits.


    Ultimate Small Pond Kits feature the Seagull HydroClean™ Pond Skimmer that is
    FISH SAFE and Remote Installation Capable



    The Seagull HydroClean™ pond skimmer included with Ultimate Small Pond Kits are fish-safe, provide multiple design options with its ability to be installed away from the pond, conveniently provides multiple plumbing options, and is the easiest small pond skimmers to clean – never requiring you to put your hands in the water.


    Fish-Safe. The Seagull HydroClean™ pond skimmer included in all Ultimate Small Pond Kits is the only small pond skimmer with an integrated 4″ round inlet pipe that eliminates the need for a weir door to achieve efficient and effective pond skimming.

    The weir doors found on virtually all conventional pond skimmers are essentially a “one-way-door” that can fatally trap your fish inside the pond skimmer. Those types of pond skimmers also use dozens of screws to hold the weir door faceplate onto the skimmer itself – and those same screws extend into the skimmer and pose a hazard to the fish that get trapped inside the pond skimmer. As the fish struggles with its capture – it often inflicts fatal harm to itself on those screws.


    Ultimate Small Pond Kits No screws or sharp edges that can harm your fish



    With the Seagull HydroClean™ pond skimmer included in all Ultimate Small Pond Kits can your fish swim in and back out again with ease – and with no screws inside the pond skimmer – there is nothing that can pose a danger to your beloved fish.



    Get The Most Design Options with Ultimate Small Pond Kits


    Ultimate Small Pond Kits with Remote Skimmer Installation Capabilities

    The Seagull HydroClean™ Pond Skimmer include with all Ultimate Small Pond Kits features a unique integrated 4″ round inlet pipe. This inlet pipe provides you with the option to install your skimmer directly on your pond’s edge, or for the most natural looking pond edge – install the pond skimmer several feet away from the pond’s edge. No other small pond kits include a pond skimmer with this capability.

    Ultimate Small Pond Kits with a remote installation capable pond skimmer
    Ultimate Small Pond Kits with a remote installation capable pond skimmer

    The Seagull HydroClean™ pond skimmer integrated round inlet pipe attaches directly to PVC or ABS pipe for remote installation at any length you choose. With flexible PVC pipe, you can install the Seagull HydroClean™ pond skimmer around corners or objects. We’re trying not to sound like a broken record here but ….. NO other small pond kits …. by ANY manufacturer includes a pond skimmer with this capability.


    Ultimate Small Pond Kits with Seagull HydroClean™ Pond Skimmer Provides You With More Plumbing Options
    Small Pond Kits Pump using left outlet with Auto Fill Valve
    Small Pond Kits Pump using right outlet with Auto Fill Valve
    Small Pond Kits Pumps using left AND right outlets with Auto Fill Valve

    The most plumbing configurations of any small pond kits. The Seagull HydroClean™ Professional Small Pond Skimmer features 3 interchangeable integrated outlet ports each with dual female pipe threads. No large wrenches, hole saws, or special tools required to install a pump or pumps, mainline pipe or pipes, overflow pipe, or an auto water fill valve. The Seagull HydroClean™ Professional Small Pond Skimmer is pre-configured for an automatic water fill valve with a ½” female threaded inlet port to keep your water level topped off at all times. No other brand of small pond kits come with more plumbing options.


    Typical Small Pond Kits Feature Hard-to-Clean Non-Fish-Friendly Pond Skimmers


    Typical Small Pond Kits Feature hard to clean pond skimmers

    Typical small pond kits include pond skimmers that require you to get down on your hands and knees, reach deep into the water inside the pond skimmer and pull up the debris filled net or plastic basket and heavy, smelly, saturated filter pad. Not only heavy and foul-smelling, these items will be filled with algae, fish poop, dead insects, dead worms, and all kinds of debris you wouldn’t want to touch. You could pay a professional to do this you, but that adds to the cost of ownership of your pond.


    There are many small pond kits that feature filter pads down inside the pond skimmer … under a leaf net or basket. This requires you to first remove the leaf net (or leaf basket), then get down on your hands and knees to reach down 10″-12″ under water to pull the saturated filter pad out for cleaning. No joke. Look at the montage photo here on the right. These photos are from the internet showing you how the skimmers included with their small pond kits get cleaned. We found them online …. you can too.

    Why would anyone want a pond skimmer that requires this kind of servicing?
    Do some people enjoy knee and back pain?



    Save Your Knees and Back with Ultimate Small Pond Kits
    with a “Dry-Hands” Serviceable Pond Skimmer


    Ultimate Small Pond Kits Features "Dry-Hands" Servicing Pond Skimmers



    Ultimate Small Pond Kits feature Seagull HydroClean™ pond skimmers with large capacity Stainless Steel framed debris nets and the highest quality Black Knight filter brushes to capture that above-mentioned “stuff”. Both the net and brushes have clean, dry handles above the water line!.

    Ultimate Small Pond Kits Dry-Hands Servicing
    Ultimate Small Pond Kits Dry-Hands Servicing


    Save your knees and back with Ultimate Small Pond Kits and a Seagull HydroClean™ Pond Skimmer. Or get used to taking Advil, Aleve, Tylenol, Percocet, Oxycodone … or your pain medication of choice when servicing typical small pond kits and their hard to clean pond skimmers.





    Typical Small Pond Kits with Difficult to Attach Liner with
    Non-Fish-Friendly Liner Gasket Weir Doors

    Typical Small Pond Kits with difficult to install non-fish-friendly weir doors



    Typical small pond kits have a combination weir door and liner gasket flange. The gasket flange part attaches the pond liner to the pond skimmer. The weir door part enhances pond skimming. This is how it is done with typical small pond kits ….. but should it be?


    First of all, let’s examine the first part: Liner gasket flange. 1. What is it? 2. What does it do? 3. Why is it needed?



    Simply questions. Here are the simple answers:

      1. A liner gasket flange is a piece of material that will hold pond liner to a pond skimmer
      2. It creates a “leak-free” of the pond liner and pond skimmer
      3. To attach pond liner to a pond skimmer


    Kind of a “no-brainer” …. or is it? 1. How do you attach it? 2. What could go wrong? 3. What would happen? ….. We’re glad you asked.

    Typical Small Pond Kits Aluminum grommets corrode and leak
    Typical Small Pond Kits Aluminum liner gasket grommets

      1. Typical small pond kits with typical liner gasket flanges require a dozen screws or more and grommets to attach the liner gasket flange.
      2. As the pond ages and settles with ground movement from “freeze-thaw” cycles, monsoon seasons, and even earthquakes …. the liner will sag and stretch one or more of the dozen or so holes in the liner caused by the screws holding the conventional liner gasket flange in place.
      2a. If the screws holding the liner gasket flange are aluminum – as the case with most small pond kits (a price reducing measure), the screws will corrode rather quickly and cause leaks.
      3. A leak between the pond liner and pond skimmer will cause even more settling … which will cause even more leaking. Pond leaks cost lost of money in water replacement, and even more in leak correction.


    Ultimate Small Pond Kits Pond skimmer with "one-nut" liner attachment



    Quick and Easy Liner Attachment Pond liner attaches to the Seagull HydroClean™ Professional Small Pond Skimmer in all Ultimate Small Pond Kits like all HydroClean™ pond skimmers … with a simple “One-Nut” liner collar.

    Unlike typical small pond kits with pond skimmers that use a weir door faceplate with dozens of screws to secure pond liner to the skimmer, the Seagull locks pond liner to itself, or remote installation pipe with a rubber collar and just one Stainless Steel nut on the Stainless Steel collar clamp.

    This drastically reduces the installation time, as well as frustration. The typical pond skimmer’s faceplate screws penetrate the pond liner in dozens of small holes that can eventually leak when they tear open due to liner settling over time. The HydroClean™ liner collar prevents these type of leaks.





    Typical Small Kits with Pond-Side Pond Skimmers Ruin the Look of the Pond

    Typical Small Pond Kits Feature pond-side-only pond skimmers


    No matter the manufacturer, or the brand: Aquascape, Atlantic, Pond Builder, Savio, Little Giant, Danner, Proline, American Pond … the list goes on and on …. their small pond kits ALL require that you disrupt the look of your pond with a “pond-side” pond skimmer. It doesn’t matter is it’s a natural looking pond, or a formal, industrial, progressive, contemporary … or any other design type. A pond skimmer sitting on the edge of the pond ruins its appearance.

    The pond skimmer may have a faux-stone appearance – but it still doesn’t look good sitting on the edge of a pond. We’ve seen some pond owners who install a piece of stone slate over the pond skimmer to make it less unattractive. A piece of stone slate makes cleaning the pond skimmer more difficult. Stone slate large enough to cover a pond skimmer – and thick enough not to break when stood upon is very heavy. You don’t want to hurt yourself simply cleaning your pond skimmer.


    Ultimate Small Pond Kits With Remote Installation Capable Pond Skimmer


    Ultimate Small Pond Kits with
    Seagull HydroClean™ Pond Skimmers
    Make the Pond Look Better …. Take a Look


    No other brand of small pond kits have pond skimmers that can attach to standard PVC or ABS piping for remote installation away from the pond edge.

    With the Seagull HydroClean™ Professional Small Pond Skimmer’s unique integrated round inlet pipe, you have the option to install your pond skimmer directly on your pond’s edge, or for the most natural looking pond edge – the Seagull HydroClean™ Professional Small Pond Skimmer has the ability to be installed several feet away from the pond’s edge. The Seagull HydroClean™ Professional Small Pond Skimmer’s integrated 4″ round inlet pipe attaches directly to PVC or ABS pipe for remote installation at any length you choose. No other small pond kits have pond skimmers with these remote installation capabilities.







    Ultimate Small Pond Kits Feature the Most Advanced Biological Filter Available

    Ultimate Small Pond Kits with the most advanced biological filtration available


    Ultimate Small Pond Kits come standard the patented Ahi Hydro Vortex™ easy to clean – backwashable pond filter. This advanced biological filter features a vortex for heavy solids removal, an advanced bio filter stage for metabolizing dissolved organics, and superior water polishing.

    The Ahi Hydro Vortex™ waterfall filter lets you spend more time enjoying your pond and less time cleaning it. The patented design backwashes the bio media within the pond filter . With the Ahi, you have a choice of backwashing options: Manual, are the patented HydroFlush™ Self-Cleaning Backwash System.

    Advantages of Ultimate Small Pond Kits with Ahi Hydro Vortex™ Professional Waterfall Small Filters
  • Can be cleaned in as little as 2 minutes
  • Disassembly NOT required for cleaning as with filters in typical small pond kits
  • Requires less installation time than filters in typical small pond kits
  • Installs with only a Phillips screw driver – no special tools required
  • Becomes virtually invisible in the landscape
  • Long lasting components
  • Best pond filter value – Drain kit included and all bio media included – no additional media required
  • Lowest cost of ownership – does not require media replacement like filters in typical small pond kits
  • Unique Hydro FilterSilk™ media polishes the water far superior to filter pads and other filter media filters in typical small pond kits
  • Lets you spend more time enjoying your pond and less time cleaning it!

  • The patented Ahi Hydro Vortex™ Pond Filter included in Ultimate Small Pond Kits 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 small backwashable waterfall filter keeps you water garden clean and healthy.

    The Ahi Hydro Vortex™ Small Pond Filter features superior water polishing and has the highest SSA in its class.

    Backwashing the Ahi Hydro Vortex™ included with Ultimate Small Pond Kts




    The Ahi Hydro Vortex™ waterfall filter in Ultimate Small Pond Kits combine high surface area bio media, a vortex solids separator, settling cone with a bottom drain for complete and efficient backwashing in the most advanced small pond filter available. The Ahi Hydro Vortex™ waterfall filter does not require dismantling or air pumps for backwashing.

    Ultimate Small Pond Kits come standard with an Ahi Hydro Vortex™ waterfall pond filter. This pond filter is designed for periodic gentle back-flushing of fish waste, mulm and detritus. Compare this to the massive disruptive heavy annual pressure washer cleaning  required by pond filters in typical small pond kits. Don’t be misled by the claims from manufacturers that say their biological filters only need “once-per-year-cleaning” – the beauty and cleanliness or your pond, as well as the health of your fish and pets may be at stake.  

    The HydroFlush™ option uses your existing pump and the included 3-way valve to reverse water flow through the filter. Cleaning an Ahi Hydro Vortex™ filter is as easy as opening its drain valve and turning the 3-way valve to HydroFlush™.

    All pond filters, no matter what type or brand, benefit from periodic rinsing of fish waste, mulm, and detritus.  Pond filters in typical small pond kits are not designed with bottom clean-out drains for ease of cleaning and routine gentle back-flushing. 




    Typical Small Pond Kits are NOT Backwashable – so this is what remains in the filter all year long!

    (Actual photos of an actual annual pond and filter cleaning – is this something YOU want to deal with every year?)

    Typical Small Pond Kits Clogged media nets feed algae and disease
    Typical Small Pond Kits Clogged filter pads feed algae and disease
    Typical Small Pond Kits Clogged bio media feeds algae and disease
    Typical Small Pond Kits Clogged filter pads feed algae and fish disease
    Typical Small Pond Kits Clogged filter pads contaminate pond water


    The clogged media inside pond filters in typical small pond kits waiting for their annual cleaning can cause poor water quality and can encourage algae growth and fish disease in the mean time.






    Ultimate Small Pond Kits with Ahi Hydro Vortex™ Backwashable Waterfall Filters
    allow you to easily rinse the bio media without harming the biofilm
    Keeping Your Pond Clean, Beautiful, Fresh, and Healthy ALL YEAR ROUND!

    Ultimate Small Pond Kits are BACKWASHABLE for clean, healthy ponds











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