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  • I need help on Baki shower Design

    Planning on adding a bakki shower to my pond BUT

    I can't put it anywhere near the pond. It must be about 15 feet away.

    What would be an easy and efficient way to do this?

    Please advise.

    Thanks in advanced guys.
  • #2

    We have ours (bakki media, homemade showers) about 10 feet from the pond next to the filter house, returning to the pond via a "stream". Works fine, and it will makes the shower easier to hide (if we could ever finish contruction around the pond). Good luck with it. MJ


    • #3


      Bakki Showers do not have to be over the pond... Having said that, all installers have to do is use a common sense approach to get the water back to the pond...

      MJ's solution sounds great...If you don't have a room for a stream, use an underground 2" PVC pipe from a catch tray under Bakki to pond...If you need current from the bakki, place it on a stand, the greater the drop from the catch tray to the pond surface, the greater the current... I use this solution for the installation on one of our ponds, works great...

      Good luck with your design solution...

      Aloha! Mike


      • #4

        I agree with Mike, the only thing is that a 4" pipe return since it is going to be gravity flow back.


        • #5

          Mine is located about 15 feet from pond. Two 4" lines feed underground from BS to mid-level returns.


          • #6

            by locating it away from the pond it also cuts down on the noise. I'm always remined of that when i visit my baby asagi's in the inside pond with the bakki shower 's right next to the pond! noiseey!
            Dick Benbow


            • #7

              I'd built 2 similar bakki shower filter 3 trays each and it was about 4 feet away from the pond but they were cover inside a small japanese style tea house and the 4 return pipes 4" was covered with a bridge, you can not even notice the filter at all from the outside.


              • #8

                hi koiloco

                I thnk the rest of the guys have done a great job answering your question, I just think that you should have at least 2 returns in case something manages to get in and clog up the single return pipe

                There is no such thing as a zero maintenance pond but the closer you get the more time to enjoy your koi. Soft low TDS water is the perfect pond water.


                • #9

                  To satellite a system

                  In April of this year I fitted 2 single systems for a client that were 7m away from the pol. He had manufactured a stand that would give them enough height to gravity feed back to the pond but not so high it would be an eye sore. The water returns back to the pool via 110mm black pvc pipe. It adds a little more flow to the pool but the return comes back to the pool under a bush so it is out of sight.
                  The systems are covered in Polycarb sheeting to cut down on noise but have ventialtion holes to allow for air exchange.




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