This new self-cleaning filter can be used for any round sump and filters up to 150 gallons per minute. The Vortex Microstrainer( VMS) is virtually maintenance free and solves the problem of frequent cleaning of your gravity fed filtration on your vortex or settling chamber. Mechanical filtration is a crucial part of any pond design and this simple yet effective device is an excellent addition to your pond filtration.
How the Vortex Microstrainer works:
Water enters a vortex–style sump filtration via typically gravity flow. This flow in conjunction with the VMS internal spray bar is used to rotate the VMS in a circular fashion. The VMS floats which allows it to self-adjust with the water level in these containers. Water is drawn through the VMS and leads to the pump or further filtration if so desired. A spray bar (run by the pump) inside the VMS directs a small amount of water at the screen. The heavy material in the sump drops to the bottom (where it is dumped via a waste valve) and any suspended material sticks to the VMS mesh where it is sprayed off by the spray bar.
250 Micron Vortex Microstrainer 19.5"(W) x 12”(H) w/ 2” outlet
- 250 Micron Vortex Microstrainer
- 1 outlet spray bar configuration
- 6’ piece of ¾” flex pipe
- 1 Tee joint
- 1 Ball valve