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Philadelphia Wetland Filter Installation

Philadelphia Wetland Filter Installation
Philadelphia Wetland Filter Installation

The Need for a Philadelphia Wetland Filter Installation

We have been working for quite a few years with St Vincent’s of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and knew they needed a Philadelphia Wetland Filter Installation.   St Vincent’s is a beautiful retirement home for priests with a large pond in the courtyard as a focal point and meeting place.  The priests and staff greatly enjoy the pond and often overfeed the fish in their excitement.  The pond is concrete

and runs 20 x 30 feet.   It has been there since the 1930s.

Three years ago AquaReale installed a skimmer bay in the pond, allowing surface debris to get skimmed off rather than just sinking to the bottom.  This has worked very well for them, but now they needed more.  They needed a Philadelphia Wetland Filter Installation.

The Problem

The pond had too many fish in it and inadequate filtration.  It was also overrun with food thrown in by the priests on a daily basis.

Their existing filter box was not keeping up with the load.  The pond was always green and we knew the overfeeding was going to continue.  Who are we to stop a retired priest from feeding the fish? So now we needed a solution and we had it.  A Philadelphia Wetland Filter Installation was needed.

Solution:  What is a Philadelphia Wetland Filter Installation?

A wetland filter is a graded gravel filter that houses tons of beneficial bacteria and traps sediments  Water is distributed through the gravel slowly, giving time for the healthy bacteria to break down the organics.  Here’s a video about wetland filters and how they work: https://youtu.be/6xMpuvwGJY4

The new filter would be six times the size of their biofalls, which was their original filter.  Over time, as the filter becomes seeded with bacteria, the filter will work better and better.

Philadelphia Wetland Filter Installation
Philadelphia Wetland Filter Installation

The Results

The clarity has already improved with the pond.  Long term results will show by next year, when the bacteria is full seeded in the filter.   Like most natural things, it can’t be rushed.  It is already improving and it will be worth the wait.

What pond dilemma can we solve for you?  Contact us to see how we can help you.

 

 

A wetland filter renovation

Doylestown, PA Wetland Pond Filter

How did the R. family end up with a Doylestown, PA Wetland Pond Filter? Patrice and Michael R. wanted their pond to be clear. They spent five years trying to achieve that goal, until AquaReale gave them exactly what they wanted.  They had three different companies try to fix the pond clarity issues within five years, with no success.

The Doylestown, PA Wetland Pond Filter

When AquaReale met the family, their 20x 12 pond had an external filter system. AquaReale suggested installing a wetland filter along with the external pump and filter to help clear the water.

Wetland filters work with graded gravel and plants to help trap sediment and consume excess fertilizer.

AquaReale’s Matt and Eric both worked on this project featured below…

About Wetland Pond Filters

Wetland filters have many uses, including being highly effective at removing sediment (suspended solids) from the pond. They also improve clarity and reduce algae, without any additional physical or chemical maintenance. Wetland filters can easily be retrofitted onto existing pond and it is possible to create a waterfall and stream by designing the wetland filter system off the perimeter of the pond

For the Doylestown, PA wetland pond filter, we also also added a  bottom intake to draw the water from the bottom of the pond to get extra sediment moving and not stagnating.

The Doylestown, PA Wetland Pond Filter  Challenge

The challenge for this job was trying to keep the overall look of the pond when doing the renovations. The R. family loved their pond and waterfall just as it was. AquaReale’s job was to add the bog and other water-clearing solutions while keeping the integrity of the original pond along with the shape of the waterfall.

In the end, the R. family has a clear pond and they are thrilled. “After all this time, we are finally happy with the pond, ” says Mrs. R. “I wish we had known about AquaReale years ago.”

For more information or to see how AquaReale can solve your pond needs, contact us!