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Atlantic FilterFalls™ Installation
the FilterFalls: It may be located at varying heights
above the level of the pond and adjacent to or away from
the pond. Dig a hole slightly larger than the filter container.
Make sure the bottom of the filter hole is compacted and
level. Make sure the FilterFalls is level front to back
and side to side.
2. Complete plumbing to the filter. The
filter is supplied with a 11/2”, 2” or 3” bulkhead fitting.
Install the bulkhead through the hole in the enclosure
(on the Pro Series models the hole must be drilled, drill
points have been provided on all sides) make sure that
there is at least one rubber gasket on the water side
of the enclosure. Tighten the bulkhead nut by hand until
tight then tighten a 1/2 turn with a wrench. Install pipe
adaptors (not included) as required to connect to your
pipe. Use Teflon tape on all threaded PVC connections.
3. After you have installed the pond liner,
hold the liner up against the filter enclosure right underneath
the spillway. Allow an extra fold in the liner below the
area of attachment to permit settling of the pond and
liner after Installation Is complete. Use the supplied
liner clips, faceplate, stainless screws & silicone
to attach the liner to the filter.
4. Apply the silicone to the front of the
filter; press the liner up against the filter. Use the
supplied clips to hold liner and attach the faceplate
with supplied screws. Be sure to seal the back of each
screw with a dab of silicone (some models this won’t be
to the molded in inserts). Trim excess liner as necessary.
5. Place the filter grate at the bottom
of the filter, then the filter pad. The supplied media
bag(s) are for biological media like Atlantic bio-blocks.
Position bag(s) on top of the filter pad. Water or bog
plants may be placed on top of the media bag or top filter
grate (on some models) to enhance appearance and add another
level of filtration.
6. The filter enclosure may be backfilled
up to the top perimeter and landscaped with rocks and
other natural materials. Some of Atlantic’s filters are
equipped with a top grate to facilitate landscaping. A
natural rock may also be placed on the spillway to give
a more realistic look. Use Atlantic FallsFoam waterfall
foam to hold the rocks in place and seal the spillway
rocks along the bottom and sides so water will flow over
the rocks on the spillway.
Hole Saw size needed to drill for
11/2” Bulkhead . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23/8”
2” Bulkhead . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . .3” Hole Saw
3” Bulkhead . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
41/2” Hole Saw