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Compact Skimmerfilter

CS0000 Savio Skimmerfilter

Savio Skimmerfilters are suitable for ponds of all sizes and can be used as a skimming solution for ponds up to 10,000 gallons and the total filtration solution for ponds up to 1,500 gallons.

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Compact Skimmerfilter™ – For Smaller Ponds & Water Features

Proof that excellence does come in small sizes, the Savio Compact Skim merfilter® is based on the best-selling Savio Skimmerfilter®. Reducing pond maintenance, while blending with the surrounding landscape, the Compact Skimmerfilter® collects debris, clears water, and hides unsightly pumps. This mighty skimmer delivers dynamic multi-stage filtration for smaller ponds and water features, providing a complete filtration system for ponds up to 700 gallons, and a skimming solution for ponds up to 2,500 gallons. Like its larger predecessor, it combines four types of filtration for optimal water quality: skimming, mechanical, biological, and UV filtration.

UV Filtration - Savio Skimmerfilters® are the only skimmers on the market with a patented integrated UV system (sold separately) - a safe, chemical free way to eliminate green water.

Skimming Action - Pulls debris from the surface of the water, capturing in a rigid leaf basket with handle for clean, no mess disposal.

Biological Filtration - Two filter media cartridges provide a surface for beneficial bacteria to colonize the skimmerfilter, converting biological waste from fish, ammonia and other toxins to inert forms for healthier ponds.

Mechanical Filtration - The skimmerfilter protects and extends the life of your pump, providing a place to conceal ugly equipment and plumbing. When used with a biological filtration system, the skimmer prefilters debris allowing your filter to work more efficiently.

Although compact in size compared to the larger Skimmerfilter®, it still boasts the same durable, injection-molded housing that has won the acclaim of landscape professionals everywhere. Like the Skimmerfilter®, this all-in-one approach eliminates the need for extra plumbing and equipment, while reducing plumbing.

Two faceplate assemblies (sold separately) are available to accommodate a variety of pump sizes.

Product Code (Base Unit) CS0000



Can I retrofit your Skimmerfilter to an existing pond?
Absolutely. Savio Skimmerfilters are designed to be installed after the pond has been filled - whether it’s a new install or an existing installation.The Skimmerfilter’s long neck makes this possible. For more information on this, check your Skimmerfilter installation guide.

Water seems to be leaking around my Skimmerfilter’s faceplate.
The skimmerfilter relies on compression to seal the faceplate to the liner, so - first thing - check the tightness of the screws. They should be quite snug - resist the urge to use a power driver however as this can strip out the threads in the skimmer. If the screws are tight and the faceplate is still not sealing properly - drain the pond 6” - 8” and remove the faceplate. Clean mud, gravel, and other debris from the mating surfaces - then smooth out any wrinkles and reinstall.

My Skimmerfilter’s pump chamber runs dry during operation, what’s causing this?
This could be caused by one of three things; 1) Low water level in the pond. Water level should be between 3/4” above or below optimum water mark on faceplate. 2) Weir door is closed/stuck/obstructed. 3) Weir is not large enough for pump flow. To solve this, reduce the pump flow, install a smaller pump, or install a larger faceplate faceplate assembly.

My Skimmerfilter's filter pad requires excessive cleaning - Is this normal?
This could indicate that the pump flow rate is too high or that the waste load in the pond is too heavy (due to fish waste or excessive plant debris). For ponds with flow rates greater than 5,000 gph, Savio recommends removal of the filter pad and the addition of a Savio Livingponds Filter to meet your bio-filtration needs

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Savio Engineering, Inc. provides a manufacturers limited warranty of 5 years from original purchase date. Warranty is non-transferable. Within the warranty period Savio will repair materials with manufacturing deficiencies at their discretion. This warranty does not cover any faults caused by improper use, installation and handling of the device or as a result of wear and tear. Warranty is void if the product is not used in accordance with instructions. For warranty claims, please see Click Here

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