The Problems with Conventional Pond Skimmers

Conventional pond skimmer are hard to clean

  • You MUST Put Your Hands Down into the Water
  • They're Hard to Clean
  • They're Difficult to Install
  • They're Not Safe For Your Fish
  • They Ruin the Appearance of Your Pond
  • They Require Special Tools to Install
  • They're Not Auto Fill Valve Ready
  • They're Not Ready For Multiple Pumps and Overflow Pipe

With today’s conventional pond skimmers, you must get down on your hands and knees, reach down 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 and worms, and all kinds of debris you wouldn’t want to touch. 

When considering the purchase of a pond skimmer,
one of the most important questions to ask yourself is:

“How will I clean it?”

HydroClean pond skimmers are easy to clean

HydroClean™ Professional Pond Skimmers are EASY TO CLEAN!

HydroClean™ Professional Pond Skimmers feature 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 waterline! You won’t have to get on your hands and knees to reach down into the water to pull a dirty filter pad out! Simply lift either the net or brush rack out of the HydroClean™ Professional Pond Skimmer and rinse them off – it couldn’t be easier!  No hands in the water, and no knees on the ground!

Pond-Side Pond Skimmers Ruin the Natural Look of the Pond

Conventional pond skimmers ruin natural appearance of a pond

Imagine admiring a pond – your eyes follow the edge, and suddenly an obtrusive pond skimmer is right in your view. The natural appearance of the pond is ruined. HydroClean™ Professional Pond Skimmers feature Remote Installation Capabilities and are the only pond skimmers that can attach to standard PVC, flexible PVC, or ABS pipe and be placed away from the pond’s edge. Imagine a pleasant patio, walkway, or seating area next to the pond, and the pond skimmer behind you – out of view from the pond! 

Conventional pond skimmers simply look ugly on the side of the pond


Why ruin the look of your pond with an unattractive "pond-side" skimmer?



Conventional Pond Skimmers are Difficult to Attach to Pond Liner

Conventional pond skimmers are difficult to attach to pond liner
Attaching liner to conventional pond skimmers is difficult


Conventional pond skimmers attach to pond liner with square or rectangular face plates and dozens of screws that penetrate the liner. Not only difficult to install, these screws can eventually cause leaks and can damage or harm your beloved fish.

HydroClean™ Professional Pond Skimmers feature a simple one-nut liner attachment – with that nut above the water line – saving you installation time and future headaches!

Typical pond skimmer square or rectangular face plates also feature a floating weir door. Fish can easily swim into a conventional pond skimmer but the weir door prevents them from being able to swim back out. HydroClean™ Professional Pond Skimmers' completely unique round inlet pipe eliminates the need for a weir door, allowing fish that swim into the pond skimmer and swim right back out. Your fish will thank you!

Installing and Modifying Conventional Pond Skimmers Requires Specialty Tools

Conventional pond skimmers require special tools for installation or modification

Don’t own Channel Lock pliers? You’ll need to buy them in order to install most of today’s typical pond skimmers. Don’t have a hole saw? You’ll need to buy one in order to install some of today’s typical pond skimmers – and you’ll need one if you want to modify the pond skimmer to accommodate multiple pumps, an auto water fill valve, or additional plumbing options. HydroClean™ Professional Pond Skimmers can be installed with just a screw driver! No need to modify HydroClean™ Professional Pond Skimmers for multiple pumps, an auto fill valve, or multiple plumbing options …. they are all integrated into pond skimmer! PVC fittings and auto water fill valves simply thread directly into the female threaded fittings on each HydroClean™ pond skimmer. With HydroClean™ …. it couldn’t be easier!  

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