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Pondone ClariTec Filter - with UV-C
"With backwash feature"

Three functions - Biological, Mechanical & UV-C**
Some models

  • Back wash system
  • 3 year warranty
Pondone Claritec Pond Pressure filter Diagram of Claritec filter buried up to lid join.
Filter shown buried up to the lid join, only 120 mm showing
Claritec Pond filter - used with a water fall.
Filter shown sitting on the ground
Cartoon picture of back flush Breakdown of Claritec Pond filter

A pump sitting in the pond pushing water through the Claritec filter either up to a waterfall or directly back into the pond. Backwash hose simply runs onto the garden when in the back wash mode.* The filter can either be buried up to the lid or simply sit on the ground.

Aussie frogBetter is what Aussie says about these goods

Aussie's observations

Claritec filters are suitable for: Any pond where filtered water is required. In particular when water is to be pumped to a higher level such as a waterfall or feature. We recommend a gravity filter when Koi or turtles are present
What we liked: Every model has a back wash system that is very easy to use. But see below. UV lamp "on" indicator. Great value for money.
Less than ideal: The back was only cleans the bottom of the canister, not the foams. Others that do are,Laguna Oase
What one of our customers had to say: Hello! Creative Pumps
Just a quick E- mail to let you know that the filter we bought is working wonderfully. We have gone from pea soup to pristine clear water in 4 weeks like you said it would. We have restocked with fish and they are doing well.
We are very happy with your product and your personal service.
Kind Regards,     Trevor and Cheryl    Toowoomba   Qld
Other filters of this type: Laguna Pressure flo Water Dragon Oase Filtoclear
Made in China
3 year warranty
Claritec 3000 Claritec 5000 Claritec 10000 Claritec 15000
Ideal flow through the filter - Litres per hour

...................... See chart below ........................

Suitable pond size - Approximate  see chart see chart see chart see chart
Integrated UV-C clarifier (on UVC models only) 9 watt 9 watt 13 watt 13 watt
UV lamp "on" indicator. (on UVC models only) yes yes yes yes
Clear water guarantee (details below) yes yes yes yes
Size - Diameter x Height - mm 290 x 360 290 x 470 390 x 560 390 x 660
If canister is buried - how much shows above ground 120 mm 120 mm 120 mm 120 mm
Number of foam filters 3 5 6 7
Ceramic Bio media for micro-organism growth yes yes yes yes
Back washing system (single switch) yes* yes* yes* yes*
Power cord length on UVC models only 10m 10m 10m 10m
Hose tails supplied 32 or 38mm 32 or 38mm 32 or 38mm 32 or 38mm
Suggested hose size 25 or 32mm 32mm 32 or 38mm 38mm
Suitable pumps (see list below) below below below below
Maximum pump pressure (see Tip 5) 0.5 bar 0.5 bar 0.5 bar 0.5 bar
National warranty - Australia wide
(for more details)   excluding lamp
3 years 3 years 3 years 3 years
*The back wash system only removes sediment from bottom of canister,
it does not wash back thru foam and no physical pressure can be placed on foams,
unlike others of this type.  Laguna Pressure Flo
See Note See Note See Note See Note
Claritec without UVC N/A N/A N/A N/A
Claritec with UVC $259 $309 $339
$369
 
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Filter selection

To choose the ideal filter for any pond you must first know the correct environmental flow to maintain ideal water quality for your pond. (Please remember that the pond size alone does not determine the filter or pump size without first taking into account the many environmental and physical factors) 

3 ways to get help to establish flow

  1. Fill in one of our e-mail help forms and let us do all the calculations for you
  2. Give us a call 1800 607 388 for expert advice
  3. Do it yourself and use our quick reference flow calculator for rough estimate
  • Step one: Establish the required flow through the filter keeping in mind waterfall** height if any, or long hose**
  • Step Two: Choose a filter from the chart below (Example if your pond requires a flow through the filter of 2,500 litres per hour, the Claritec 5000 would give the best result)
  • Step Three: Choose a pump, they are listed below in order of quality and suitability

Recommended flow through these filters - litre per hour

Creative Pump recommendations 3000 5000 10000 15000
Minimum Flow 850 1,500 3,000 5,000
Ideal Flow - See hint 4 below 1,250 2,400 4,000 5,000
Maximum Flow - See hint 4 2,000 3,300 5,500 6,000
Manufacturers suggested maximum flow (*Please do not use this much flow through the filter, as it is way too much for Australian conditions) 3,000* 5,000* 10,000* 15,000*

 

Suitable pumps for Claritec Filters

3000 5000 10000 15000

Most suitable pumps
Assuming a waterfall is not over 500mm high or the correct size hose is not longer than 3m

Laguna Maxflo 2200
Project Easyjet 2400
Project Easyjet 2400
Laguna Maxflo 2200
Oase Aquamax 3500
Laguna Maxflo 5000
Pondmate 6000 DWP
Oase Aquamax 5500
Laguna Maxflo 7500
Oase Aquamax 5500
Pondmate 8000 DWP

What makes a pump that is specifically designed for sending water to a filter (such as the pumps above) superior to a multi purpose pump such as Pondmate
1) The cage design is turtle shell shaped to attract solids from 360 degrees 2) These pumps are designed to run 24/7 year after year 3) They have a vortex impeller capable of handling solids without blocking

Other workable pumps

Laguna Maxflo 4000**
Laguna - Maxflo 4000** Laguna Maxflo 9000##
Laguna Maxflo 11000##
Pondmate Dwp6000#
Laguna Maxflo 9000##
Pondmate 10000DWP##
Oase Aquamax 8500##

**Special note, if using a waterfall or a long hose between pump and filter the pump will need to be larger to allow for the reduced flow caused by the head (pumping height, and/or hose length) If in doubt Fill in one of our e-mail help forms and let us do all the calculations for you.
# A little under size for some pond sizes, but would work if the pond were smaller than the filters maximum volume rating.
## This pump is a little too strong, unless a waterfall over 1m is in place. However, you can never have too much pond flow, so, by releasing water back into the pond through a "Tee" and flow valve added circulation is provided for the pond.

Aussie's additional thoughts
Tip 1: When calculating flow, always allow about a 15% flow loss when a pressure filter is used.
Tip 2: Place the pump at the opposite end of the pond to the water return, and in the deepest part of the pond.
Tip 3: Interpet offer a powder to prime filter systems, a great way to hasten biological activity. Interpet Bio start
Tip 4: Within reason the slower the water passes over the UV lamp and through the filter the better the result. However, you can never have too much pond flow, so, by having a slightly oversize pump and releasing water directly back into the pond or on to a feature or waterfall through a "Tee" with a valve (tap), added circulation is provided for the pond.

Tip 5: Pump - maximum pumping head. The pump supplying the filter must not have a pumping head exceeding 5m (0.5 bar)  Head over 4m could damage the filter and could even burst the container. On the other hand a pump with inadequate head may not provide enough flow through the filter
In a nut shell ....The height difference between the filter lid and a pressure free outlet must not exceed 5metres (0.5 bar). So if the filter was mounted 1m above the pond surface, the pump must not have a maximum pumping height in excess of 6m. Or if mounted 2m above the surface of the pond, the pump must not have a maximum pumping height in excess of 7m.
There is however another factor in head calculations if long hose lengths are used, see "Friction loss in hose" under How to choose your pump / filter if your hose will be more than 3m.

Spare Parts

Provided a correct size** Claritec filter with UVC is operated using the ideal* water flow and head requirements shown on this page, and that the UV lamp is replaced every 12 months with an identical Philips lamp, a guarantee of clear water visibly free from suspended algae is offered.
*Excessive or insufficient flow will dramatically reduce the UV lamps ability to control suspended algae.
**Suitable for a pond, taking into account sun, fish stock, plants, climate and other environmental factors.