Many pond builders have found that adding a bottom drain helps keep a
pond cleaner. Fish waste and other muck that accumulates on a pond
bottom can be easily removed by a bottom drain. Ponds that are over 2'
deep can become stagnant without a bottom drain.We Carry two brands of
bottom drains EasyPro and Tetra.
Our EasyPro bottom drain is roto molded for superior strength and durability! Unlike other bottom drains which have multiple legs around the outside (which debris can catch on!) this drain has a center leg which prevents plugging. Large dome top keeps fish and large debris from entering pipe. EasyPro also comes in a kit. The bottom drain is installed under the liner. Flex PVC pipe carries the water under the liner to the skimmer box. A bulkhead fitting is installed in the skimmer and PVC male adapter connects the flex PVC to the bulkhead fitting. A valve is placed inside the skimmer box to control flow. When the pump is turned on, water will flow into the skimmer through the skimmer faceplate (surface water) as well as the bottom drain. You can control how much water goes in through the top/bottom inlets with the valve on the bottom drain. Bottom drain kits include EasyPro bottom drain, bulkhead fitting, valve and fittings .
EasyPro Bottom Drain with Air Diffuser:
A bottom drain and air diffuser all in one unit! The circulation created by the air diffuser will increase the amount of debris removed by the bottom drain and will increase oxygen levels in the pond. Bottom drain base has six stainless screws and two rubber gaskets for a positive seal when penetrating liner! Connects to a 3” PVC pipe and fittings. Air diffuser is set up for ½” tubing, recommended air flow of ½ to 2 CFM.