Helix Pond Skimmer
The Helix Skimmer uses the same technology as a pool skimmer, but yet in a pond. The skimmer can be used with a submersible or external pump. Fish can swim in and out of skimmer without being trapped. It is constructed of a heavy duty HDPE mold plastic. It comes with stainless steel screws to attach liner to the outside rim of the 12" faceplate. A 2" bulkhead is included to be put in the bottom flat back of the skimmer. There is a pre-drilled hole in the back for a external or submersible pump.(Reason for the pre-drilled hole is so the costumer does not need to buy a $60 hole saw drill bit that they will only use once.) Has an 8" x 8" x 8" basket that debris is compacted into due to the design of the Helix Skimmer. Longer debris baskets (16" and 24") can be purchased separately when using an external pump only. For a submersible pump a new basket plate with a large capacity net can be purchased. If you’re looking for a lid to go over the Helix Skimmer the Atlantic RL30
The Helix Skimmer - Plumbed for External Pump will come with a basket plate where the hole for the basket is closer to the opening of the skimmer. This way you are able to use a longer leaf basket if desired. It is also recommended then to use the Helix compact check valve assembly for easy installation.
*Any flow over 5000 gph it is not recommended to have the Matala Filter Pad installed as it can starve the pump from getting enough water and in return cause the pump to over heat.
- Helix Skimmers Come Standard With:
- Separation Plate - Plate holds Debris Basket
- Mechanical Faceplate Attachment
- Large Durable Collection Basket
- 15” Diameter Floating Weir
- 2” Bulkhead and 2” Male Pipe Adapter
- Stainless Steel Hardware
- Optional Items:
- Matala Filter Pad
- Water AutoFill
- Compact External Check Valve Assembly
- 16" Deep Leaf Basket
- 24" Deep Leaf Basket
Helix Pond Skimmer - Plumbed for External Pump
Max Flow Rate 8000 GPH
- Min. Flow Rate 1500 GPH
- Faceplate Opening - 12"
Size Weir - 15" Dia. Circular Floating Weir
Dimensions (L x W x H) - 19" x 18" x 35"
Dimensions on Bottom of Skimmer - Approx. 12" Dia.
Warranty -Lifetime for Mfg. defects