Model # MF13010

Internet #202278958

Store SKU #346927

Total Pond Universal Pump Filter Box

Total Pond

Universal Pump Filter Box

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Product Overview

Our Universal Pump Filter Box cleans and removes debris from the water and protects the pump by housing it, thereby leading to a longer pump life and better performance. This filter is compatible with any pump and includes the filter box, a coarse filter pad for collecting large debris, a fine filter pad for collecting small debris, and bio-balls which promote beneficial bacteria growth. We recommend this mechanical and biological filtration system for ponds that hold up to 500 Gal. of water.

  • Recommended for use in ponds that hold up to 500 Gal. of water
  • Can be attached to a pond pump to filter pond water
  • Uses energy-efficient, green technology
  • Replacement filter pads are available
  • Includes a coarse and fine filter
  • Biological and mechanical filtration
  • 1-year limited warranty
  • Protects your pump from debris
  • Note: product may vary by store

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Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
1 year

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Customer Questions & Answers

Which model pumps will fit in the box? Can the filters be washed out and reused over and over?

Asked by: SPH
There is no way say which pump out of the thousands that are on the market will or won't fit! Unless you have an unusually large pump, your pump should fit. The pump box is almost the size of a shoe box - maybe it's a little taller. That's why the can call it a "universal" pump filter box. Yes, the filter is "washable".
Answered by: dm12
Date published: 2016-10-18

Does this filter go inside the pond or outside or either?

Asked by: MrsR
Good afternoon MRSR! Thank you for taking the time out of your day to reach out to us. This filter box is designed to go inside the pond, as the pump would sit inside of it! Hope that answers your question.
Answered by: TotalPond
Date published: 2016-08-23

Does this hook up to a pump?

Im wanting to make my own pond with a waterfall. Do i need both a filter and pump? Does the filter then hook up to the pump? i dont really understand.
Asked by: Alissa
You need a pump to get the water to the top of the waterfall. You don't need a filter, but then you periodically need to clean out the pump and tubing. you put the pump inside the box. There is a lot more than you may think to making your own water feature - buy a book or Google how to do it yourself.
Answered by: dm12
Date published: 2016-08-06

Is this filter the same thing as a bog filter? I want to put plants on top of it.

Asked by: Gotsleep
Not sure what a "bog filter" is but, you cannot put anything on the top of the pump - that's where the water goes in.
Answered by: dm12
Date published: 2016-10-18
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Customer Reviews

Universal Pump Filter Box is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 9.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great ao far Have had in use for 3 week, working great so far. Have in 400 gallon pond andkeeping water clear.
Date published: 2017-05-30
Rated 3 out of 5 by from It floats... Can't figure out how to keep it down without putting a rock on top, which would block the holes.
Date published: 2017-08-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pond filter box This works well to keep plant roots and gunk out of the pump so it doesn't jam and stop. The top does not stay on well so I use a bungie cord wrapped around it to keep it all together. That is why I gave it an average rating for quality and value, but I have been using an older one that the lid is kept on with screws, which isn't very convenient when working by a pond either. Wish they had a bigger size for another pump I have.
Date published: 2014-07-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from uses another pump than the one i have. So, I bought the filter and I still have yet to use the thing because it uses a much smaller pump that goes into the filter. I only realized this once I received the package and read the instructions on the filter itself. So, just make sure you check and have the right pump before you buy the thing. I was careless and because of that im not giving this a bad review (or any review for that matter). Once I do however buy the right pump, I will be sure to write a review on that.
Date published: 2013-06-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works Well Overall The filter box works fairly well. My new pump did not have its own filter (which was a mistake) so my fountain heads were clogging within a few hours. This kit definitely solved that problem. It also helps to keep the pump level. The only issue I have had thus far is we have found the box floating a couple of times. Not sure why, it's pretty heavy when it's submerged and full of water. Fortunately the pump was still submerged and did not burn up. I have just rigged some suction cups to the bottom of the box. I haven't even tried this yet as I am waiting for the silicone to dry completely, but hopefully this solves that problem. Also, I'm not really sure if the included bio-balls do anything or not. Overall though, I am satisfied with this product.
Date published: 2014-06-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Already clearing up I just bought this filter today and it is so easy to assemble! Just place your pump right in the center, put on the pads, then the lid and bada-bing bata-boom..YOU'RE DONE! I have never owned a filter before so this is coming from a beginner. ;) Within an hour, I am already seeing a difference.
Date published: 2014-07-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Filter box does its job well Very easy to install, and does a great job of keeping my pump from clogging.
Date published: 2015-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from No more sucked in goldfish With the universal pump box purchased I no longer have to worry about my goldfish being stuck on the pump filter. It works beautifully and keeps my pond water clear.
Date published: 2014-10-10
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