A backyard pond can be a real asset to any home, whether you replenish koi, raise water lilies and other dust plants, or simply sit back and enjoy the soothing sound of a rippling fountain. Make a homemade pond pump filter to keep dust beautiful.
To make a skimmer filter, you need a plastic container large enough to contain your pump. A plastic storage container with a lid makes a good container for your shimmer filter. You also need a plumbing fixture for inlet and outlet. These must be attached to storage containers using fish silicone. The pump should sit on the bottom of the container. Place the water outlet on one side of the container and the inlet on the other side. You need some kind of filter material that sits below the level inlet.
The idea is that the water enters the filter, flows down the filter, which catches debris, and goes through the pump and out. You can use any type of material that will not rot in your dust, including pantyhose, nylon screen, fiberglass air conditioning filter or material specially made for ponds. The water must be able to flow freely through the filter, and you want something easy to clean, as you have to regularly clean up any debris it catches.