Pond Skimmer Replacement Project In Maryland For A Cleaner Pond
See How A Pond Skimmer Should Be Replaced For Ponds In Maryland, DC, And Northern Virginia
On a warm winter day just before spring maintenance kicks in our Premier Pond team was called upon to make some Pond upgrades and repairs to a pond in Fulton, Maryland – Montgomery County. A homeowner who has a well-established ecosystem pond is getting ready to put their home on the market and knows there are some maintenance problems and repairs that are needed. They don’t want to pass along these pond problems to the next owners.
Pond Leaking and Maintenance Problems
For several years the pond was losing water and the pond owner needs to fill the pond frequently. The two skimmers on the pond are also hard to keep clean. At one time the pond system worked very well, but due to the overgrowth of the aquatic plants and the large pond fish (big fish = big waste) cleaning the skimmers is a chore. These old skimmers are constantly getting filled with debris which would result in poor water flow to the motors. The constant water loss isn’t helping matters either. As it turned out that the hardware on the skimmer face plates had long corroded away and water was leaking through and going right underneath the liner of the pond. Instead of repairing the seals on the old skimmers the pond owner opted to replace them with new top of the line Aquascape Signature Series skimmers. Some of the benefits of these skimmers are: big baskets to collect debris, a larger opening for water to pass through to the submersible pump, and even a more realistic faux stone lid. So by replacing the old skimmers with the new ones both the skimmer leaks and the skimmer maintenance issues would be solved.
Removing The Old Pond Skimmer
Installing The New Pond Skimmer
A Satisfied Customer
When the customer came home and saw the new skimmers and how the debris baskets worked he knew that the new home owners would have a much easier time maintaining his pond. He also had the peace of mind that the leaks at the skimmers were gone and would no longer pose a problem.