Biofalls Filter Pad Service
BioFalls are very simple yet effective fish pond filtration systems that don't require much care. However, spring is the perfect time to check on those filter pads to see if they may need replacing. The filter pads are cleaned a few times a year but are quite frequently forgotten about. What really determines if you can reuse these pads or if you should just replace them?
Initial Filter Pad Inspection
Inspection of the BioFall filter pads is one of the items we check off on all our pond clean out services. In general the BioFall filter pads can last up to two years, we recommend not going more than two years on a set of pads. We normally recommend changing one out each year as most biofalls have multiple filter pads.
What should you do?
Before you even potentially waste your time or water, check the filter pad for rips or tears. If you see none, check the strength of the filter pad. What rip it? Yes, try to rip it, but leave your Hulk strength at home. It really doesn't take much to rip that filter pad if its shot. If either of these happen, go invest in some new BioFilter filter pads, it's time.
Should your pads look good, aren't tearing, and you've replaced them within two years, rinse/wash those puppies down and use them another year.
Filter Pad Cleaning Tip:
Rinse the filter pad down with water, then lightly hit the pad against a solid tree trunk. You'll be shocked at all the sludge and "stuff" that comes flying out of the filter pad. BE AWARE: It will look like a giant bear has pooped all over the tree... rinse the tree down with a hose and you're all done.
Lastly, if your pond was a mess the prior year or is now and they pads are caked with pond sludge, replace them. No matter how much you clean and knock them off, they will be clogged. Clogged pads don't allow water to flow through them, essentially rendering the pads completely ineffective.
Recap: When to replace your BioFilter filter pads.
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This is another question we are asked frequently, and we are going to come right out and say it… Ballpark figures, of course. Looking to add some natural beauty to your Oklahoma City landscape, but concerned about time and money. Fountains are an easy way to add all the beauty and sounds of a water feature without consuming a lot of time or money. Fountains are an easy and quick way to be able to enjoy flowing water in your everyday life. Fountains can range in size, style and price to fit any Oklahoma City landscape and budget. Wondering how it all works?
Fountains are installed on top of a reservoir basin and the water simply recirculates with a pump. The basin is buried underground and you can cover the top with decorative rock and gravel. So now the big question is, how much does a fountain cost to have installed in Oklahoma City metro area?
We're never ones to shy away from being blatantly open and honest with respect to competition, and we want our customers to be as informed as possible. Below you will find our base installation cost for several fountains.
Cost of Small Decorative Fountains - $2395
Fountains can also be added to existing Oklahoma water features such as ponds, pondless waterfalls, rainwater harvesting systems or on their own. The possibilities with fountains are truly endless. Some fountains even have the ability to create fire coming out the top along with the water. In addition, lights can be added to both the top and bottom of most features.
Cost of Medium Decorative Fountain - $2795
Cost of Large Decorative Fountains - $3795
Keep in mind, our construction and installation is not limited to the product or sizes shown, we can custom create any size basin to coincide with your vision and work around most existing hurdles. We treat each fountainscape as a unique piece of art created just for you and take great pride in the artistic construction of each project.
Cost of Multiple Piece Fountain - $5495
All multiple fountains are installed on custom built basins.
Water is the most important source for all living things. It is also the most mesmerizing thing you can watch. If you choose to spend your vacation time visiting places that have natural water sources or water features why not add one to your everyday life.
Add-Ons or Extra's
Just like everything else...there are several additional options you can add to your fountain. Fountain lighting has made huge strides over the last few years. There are a variety of options when it comes to lighting from simple LED spotlight kit (pic below), LED Fountain Lights installed inside the openings to the fountains as well as color changing lights that can be controlled from your phone.
In addition to the lights one of our favorite add-on features is the Fire Fountain Kit. The fire fountain kit can be easily added to the Sphere's and urns.
Now that you know how much it costs to have a fountain installed, you can make a much more informed decision. Remember if something sounds to good to be true it is! If you would like to see more choices you can visit our fountainscape pictures. When you are ready to take the next step you can call us at 405.834.2291 to set up an appointment with one of our designers.
The Benefits of EPDM Rubber Fish & Koi Safe Pond Liners for Oklahoma City & Yukon Surrounding Area Ponds, Water Gardens & Aquatic Habitats
How Do EPDM Rubber Pond Liners Work?
Unlike many pond products today, whose manufacture has been outsourced to developing countries, many EPDM pond liners and accessories are 100 percent made in the USA. This means their design quality and standards are superb. Many of these pond liners are sold with underlayment which has a strength that is high tensile. This is essentially an additional isolation layer that is placed beneath the liner. The underlayment will provide you with a long lasting and stable foundation which can be used with waterfalls, water gardens or Koi ponds.
Tim Trammell has been building, designing, servicing and maintaining pond in the Oklahoma City Metro area for over 20 years. His company Continental Ponds, is Oklahoma's first Master Certified Aquascape Contractor and is an national award winning pond and water feature builder.