Where should a pond skimmer be placed?
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Keeping this in consideration, does a pond need a skimmer?
Yes you can have a pond without a Skimmer. However skimmers are designed to eliminate water quality problems and reduce maintenance by removing debris before it sinks to the bottom of the pond, allowing a pond to be installed anywhere, even beneath trees.
Subsequently, question is, what is the best pond skimmer? 5 Best Pond Skimmer Reviews For A Complete Pond Filtration System
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Likewise, people ask, how does a skimmer work in a pond?
The pond skimmer's main function is to remove debris that falls into the water. The pond skimmer sits just at the top edge of the water table. A pump inside draws water into the skimmer; and the flapping door on the outside, called the weir, creates surface tension to keep the water flowing smoothly into the skimmer.
Are pond skimmers any good?
This is a good choice of skimmer for smaller ponds as no extra plumbing is required. Floating skimmers usually come with pumps built into the unit, so you can literally just drop them into the water and let them get to work. They require more frequent cleaning, however, and will not be ideal for larger ponds.