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Old 05-24-2019, 10:40 PM   #1
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Iím just about finished digging up the koi pond in my backyard and already know all the parts I need and am ready to buy them. I started thinking about how Iím going to fill the pond up when water evaporates throughout the day. Does anyone have any suggestions? Ideally I want to make an auto top off system but I donít know what to do about the chlorine in my city tap water.
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Old 05-24-2019, 10:55 PM   #2
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Buy a large barrel or trough, fill and treat it then pump it into your pond with a small pond pump.
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Iím just about finished digging up the koi pond in my backyard and already know all the parts I need and am ready to buy them. I started thinking about how Iím going to fill the pond up when water evaporates throughout the day. Does anyone have any suggestions? Ideally I want to make an auto top off system but I donít know what to do about the chlorine in my city tap water.
A carbon filter like this guys should work.
https://youtu.be/Qi_UEAGjmZQ
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A carbon filter like this guys should work.

https://youtu.be/Qi_UEAGjmZQ


Carbon removes chlorine? Thatís good to know. Thanks
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Buy a large barrel or trough, fill and treat it then pump it into your pond with a small pond pump.


The pond will be around 2000 gallons. I am extremely busy throughout the week and I donít think that I have time to do this on a daily basis. Iím looking to make an ATO.
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Would it require daily top off's? I take it you have no shade for part or most of the day??
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Would it require daily top off's? I take it you have no shade for part or most of the day??


It will be in direct sunlight from about 6am-4pm so I think that it will require daily top offs. Our pool has to be topped off daily due to evaporation.
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Ahh I see. Ya that's an issue without shade. ATO it is.
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