Everything you want to know about a pressure filter

A crystal clear pond. Everyone wants that, of course. A pressure filter helps with this. With a pressure filter you ensure clean water and combat algae with one system. In this blog you can read everything you want to know about pressure filters.

What is a pressure filter?

A pressure filter is an easy to operate, closed pond filter system. Pressure filters are suitable for all types of ponds. A pressure filter ensures that the water in a pond remains clean and clear.

A pressure filter is a completely closed vessel. Water – flowing through the filter – cannot overflow. This is the case with open filter systems, such as with bank filters or multi-chamber filters.

How does a pressure filter work?

A pressure filter has a closed filter. This maintains the pump pressure, allowing water to pass through a pipe after the filter. The water can even be carried upwards to a limited extent, for example to a waterfall. This is a major advantage over open filter systems, because water flows back down there under gravity. In addition, a pressure filter can be partially buried or set up in a filter well at the most suitable location near a pond. This is a big advantage, because it allows a pressure filter to be placed out of sight!

AUGA pressure filters purify pond water and combat algae

AUGA pressure filters are equipped with a built-in UV-c device that combats green floating algae and immediately filters them out with the built-in filter package. How easy can it be?

Cleaning a pressure filter is even easier. At AUGA you can choose from 3 different cleaning methods. We explain the different methods below.

Cleaning a pressure filter

Manual cleaning

The starter series VarioPress pressure filters are equipped with manual cleaning. A simple, easy and cheap system! The filter mats are compressed so that dirt and water are discharged through the dirt discharge connection of the filter

Electric cleaning

If you want more comfort and a larger filter capacity, choose the VarioPress Pro A series. With this, ponds up to 75 m3 * content can be purified. The cleaning work has been reduced to turning the rotary knob on the filter. This starts the cleaning process electrically, because the A series is equipped with a built-in electric motor.

After 2 minutes, the filter gives an acoustic signal, as a warning that cleaning may be stopped. If you do not do this, the pond pump will continue to flush and that costs an unnecessary amount of pond water. Details have been thought of!

Fully automatic filter system with APP control via an app

Clear water management via smartphone or tablet is a reality with the VarioPress Pro-W series. In this series of pressure filters, operation and monitoring is extremely simple via an app that is connected to WiFi.

In fact, everything goes by itself, because the filter can be fully programmed with the various app functions. In addition, monitoring functions are built in in the event of failure of the built-in UV-c device, drive motor or diverter valve.

A good WiFi connection is a prerequisite for flawless operation of the filter. Our advice is therefore also to set up the filter within the WiFi range.

And what about the pressure now?

All pressure filters are designed to purify optimally with low pump pressure and the lowest possible energy consumption. After all, the more pump pressure a pump has to deliver, the more energy is consumed. Because pond filter systems are operational 24/7 to maintain the biological balance in a pond, you naturally want to avoid unnecessary energy consumption.

Pressure filters are therefore low pressure filters. Connecting pumps that are too large, pipes that are too small or too much head after the filter can cause leaks. If not, these factors can even damage parts of the filter. Filter, pump and application must therefore be properly coordinated.

An adjustable VarioFlow-E pump is an excellent combination with pressure filters; the correct capacity can be easily set and during the flushing process the pump can be switched to a low speed. This is necessary to avoid full pump pressure on the flushing valve and seal when switching to flushing. All this is programmed with the WiFi pressure filters; when the flushing process starts, the pump switches off automatically for a moment.

Here you will find our selection table with the extensive program of all pressure filters.

Do you have any questions about pressure filters or another issue after reading this blog? Let us know, we are happy to help you.