What are Filter Hides?
Filter hides are ornamental features that can be placed directly over the filter so that it is removed from the view of anyone who is looking at the pond. They are easy to place over the filter, and can be removed just as easily whenever the filter needs to be accessed. This makes it a simple job to remove the hide itself whenever it needs cleaning, and to carry out any maintenance that is needed on the filter.
Filter hides are usually constructed from resin, as this is a very hard wearing material which ensures the hide will last for a long time before it needs replacing. Fibreglass is another popular material to be used for filter hides, especially for those that are designed to look like rocks. This is because actual rock particles can be added to the fibreglass before the gel finishing is carried out, which will give the hide a more realistic appearance.
As well as serving a practical purpose, filter hides can also make your pond appear more visually appealing. Due to the fact that they are often quite large, they are commonly used as a centre piece for any other decorative or landscaping work that has been carried out in the pond. They are particularly effective when used as part of a rock garden, or a feature such as a waterfall. You will have a range of designs and colours of hides to choose from, so you will be able select one that will fit in with your existing pond decoration.
When you are looking to purchase a filter hide, you will need to make sure that it is compatible with the filter that you already have in your pond. Some filter hides are designed for a specific brand of filter, and so you should always check that the hide will fit your filter before you make a purchase. Hoses are almost always included as part of the hide so it can be fitted directly to your filter.
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