04 Jul 2020
EazyPod The Self-Cleaning Koi Pond Filter
Posted By : Guest Filed Under : Koi Pond | Evolution Aqua
Are you tired of cleaning your pond filter? Are you fed-up with washing filter brushes and squeezing filter sponges over and over again, in all weathers? Award-winning filter manufacturer Evolution Aqua have the solution. The EazyPod Automatic UV is now available in South Africa and is a self-cleaning, mechanical and biological filtration system for garden ponds up to 10,000 litres.
 

The Eazypod UV Automatic features an integrated 18 Watt UVC built in to the inlet section of the filter, helping to clear green water. Available in 2 models, users can select either the EazyPod Automatic or the EazyPod UV Automatic (with built-in 18 watt UV). Both models are also available either in Grey or Green body colours.

The EazyPod Automatic is a self cleaning, automatic mechanical and biological filter system for garden ponds up to 10,000 litres. A control box fitted to the side of the filter contains an adjustable timer that initiates a cleaning cycle automatically - even when you’re not there!
 
Overview

Inside the control box, the electronic connector blocks control the automated waste valve, along with your circulating pump (not included). It even houses an air pump that kicks in automatically to clean the K1 Micro media. Crystal clear, healthy water is achieved by the filter which is powered by a static bed of K1 Micro, which also provides enhanced biological benefits too. The Eazypod UV Automatic also features an integrated 18 Watt UVC built in to the inlet section of the filter, helping to clear green water, making this a fully automatic self cleaning filter.
 
 
Specifications
 
 
Dimensions
 

 
 

How the EazyPod Automatic works
 
The concept of the EazyPod Automatic is simple and yet innovative. Water enters via the inlet and passes over an 18 watt UV Clarifying bulb (on UV versions), helping to kill any single celled algae in the water.
 
The water then enters the outer chamber, which runs around the entire circumference of the EazyPod. Between the outer chamber and the inner chamber, there is a stainless steel perforated screen. These perforations are situated in the lower half of the screen and around its entire face. This means that when the water passes from the outer to inner chamber, a downward and upward flow is created. This causes many of the larger solids to settle in the base of the outer chamber, due to the force of gravity.
 
 
The size of the perforations will not allow large mechanical waste to enter the inner chamber, thus acting as a first stage mechanical filter. The inner chamber holds 18 litres of static K1 Micro media. As the water enters the inner chamber, the fine smaller solids become entrapped in the K1 Micro. After passing through the K1 Micro, the clean water then rises and overflows into the inner return pipe. From here it returns to the pond via the return outlet.

The EazyPod Automatic filtration system gives water quality and clarity that surpasses all expectations. The nature and volume of the K1 Micro means, that when static, apart from being a very efficient mechanical filter, there is more than enough surface area for beneficial bacteria to colonise. Therefore on a smaller pond, the EazyPod Automatic is an excellent complete filter.
 
Installing the EazyPod Automatic
 
PUMP-FED INSTALLATION ONLY
 
By this we mean that if your pump is going to be used to supply the water to the filter, and the filtered water then returns back into your pond via gravity, i.e. down a waterfall, or through a large diameter pipe, this is referred to as PUMP FED (i.e. the water is fed to the filter using a pump).

 
Cleaning Cycle
 
The K1 Micro is cleaned by the integrated air pump located inside the control box, that is connected to the air line in the EazyPod Automatic, which in turn goes to an air ring in the base of the inner chamber. The air ring has small holes in it which causes the K1 Micro to move and therefore clean itself. During the cleaning cycle, the finer particles escape into chamber from the K1 Micro. This waste water will be automatically dumped via a 1½ inch motorised ball valve.
 
 
Cleaning is fully automated on the EazyPod Automatic, and is controlled by a built-in timer, which is factory set at one clean every 3 days, however, this is easily adjustable to fit in with your pond requirements. The EazyPod Automatic will run a cleaning cycle which lasts approximately 6 and a half minutes.
 

Frequently asked questions

Can an old EazyPod be adapted to take smaller K1 Micro? 
Yes, 18 litres of K1 Micro can be used. No adaptations are necessary. K1 Micro offers increased surface area and may provide clearer water.

Can EazyPod be upgraded to automatic cleaning? 
No, the EazyPod Automatic is configured differently and would have to be purchased separately.


Is EazyPod a complete filtration system? Will I need anything else? 
EazyPod is a complete mechanical and biological filter, trapping debris and breaking down biological waste from fish. A basic EazyPod on its own is not supplied with a pump (to pump water to it from the pond,) or an airpump, to clean it. You’ll also need a separate UVC (like evoUV) to combat green water. EazyPodair comes with the Evolution Aqua Airpump you’ll need to clean it, and EazyPod Complete comes with Airpump and built-in UVC. If you want a turn-key solution (minus a water pump and some hose,) opt for EazyPod Complete.


What is EazyPod Automatic? 
EazyPod Automatic is an EazyPod which can automatically clean its own media. Available with or without UVC, EazyPod Automatic has a control box which can be set by the user to clean itself on a timer, as little or as often as they require. EazyPod Automatic has a built-in can clean when you’re not there, being ideal for holidays, and a filter which is cleaned regularly makes for a healthier biological filter, and a healthier pond.


Can EazyPod Automatic be gravity-fed? 
No, it’s not possible to run EazyPod Automatic as a gravity fed filter. The Nexus 220 and 320 can be gravity fed with the addition of the Automatic upgrade


Can EazyPod be run gravity-fed? 
The EazyPod and EazyPod Air can be converted to gravity feed, there are instructions on how to do this in the EazyPod manual which can be downloaded here. The EazyPod Complete and Automatic EazyPods cannot be gravity fed.


Media is escaping and being discharge to waste when cleaning
This can happen if the outer steel mesh is slightly out of position, this sometimes happens during transit, remove all of the media from the biological chamber (this will stop any media becoming trapped when you tap the mesh back into place), with a large flat-headed screwdriver and hammer, gently tap the mesh back into place so it is flush with the base of the filter. Replace the media and it should now work perfectly.


I want to recess the EazyPod away from the pond. How do I do that?
EazyPod comes with a rubber connector which allows 4” rigid pipe to be fitted. Place the EazyPod where you want it away from the pond (the base of a pump-fed EazyPod must always be above surface of pond level, gravity fed installations the EazyPod should be level with the pond) and then use 4” pipe and fittings, to take filtered water from the EazyPod back to the pond. 4” Evolution Aqua pipe and all fittings are available separately. The length of pipework may effect flow rates in your EazyPod, in particular for gravity fed installations, if the length of the inlet pipe is too long or there are too many bends it may starve the filter of water, you would need to slow the flow rate down if this happens.


Can an EazyPod feed a waterfall? 
Only if it is at the top, behind the waterfall. Water exits a pump-fed EazyPod via gravity. It cannot then travel up hill, as the EazyPod would flood. If the EazyPod is installed as a gravity-fed filter it can feed without any alterations.


What size pump do I need for an EazyPod? 
EazyPods are suitable for ponds up 10,000 litres, and we recommend that a pond is turned over once every two hours. A 5000lph pump (eg Aquael Aquajet PFN ECO6000,) would be perfect.


How do i replace the waste ball valve on my EazyPod?
If you have one of the Mk1 EazyPods with a ball valve, you will need to buy a Single Union Ball Valve and a EazyPod Tank Connector.


How can I extend the cleaning cycle from 6 minutes to up to 10 minutes?
You first need to remove cycle timer sticker and then increase the dial from 60 to 100 so that the cycle time would increase to 10 minutes from the original 6 minutes


 
EazyPod Auto Manual
EasyPod Auto Manuel

 
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