Bead Filters

Most compact pond filter on the market

Bead filters are closed (pressure) vessels filled with thousands of plastic beads. These beads are very close together and form a layer through which the water is forced by a pump. As a result, the dirt particles stick in the beads. If the filters are used for some time, the biofilm (the sticky layer) around the beads becomes thicker, so that finer and finer dirt is caught.

Both mechanical filtration and biological filtration take place in a bead filter. This is because useful bacteria stick to the beads and break down harmful substances such as ammonium, nitrite and nitrate. A bead filter can easily be operated manually using the six-way valve. This six-way valve can be used to set various functions, such as cleaning the filter. AquaForte has several bead filters in its range, such as the UltraBead and the EconoBead.

AquaForte BeadFilters

New generation AquaForte UltraBead® Beadfilters

NO. 1 in filtration


  • Biological and mechanical filtration in one
  • Simple and quick cleaning
  • Maximum flow with minimal pressure loss
  • Filtration up to 5 microns
  • Standard with bypass
  • Most compact filter system on the market

All models are standard equipped with a totally new designed multiport valve construction with integrated by-pass. This guarantees a maximum flow with minimal pressure loss.

ARTNR. TYPE Media (beads) Max. pond Max. fish load Max. biopool
SK403 UB 60 120 ltr 40 m³ 100 kg 80 m³
SK405 UB 100 170 ltr 60 m³ 135 kg 120 m³
SK407 UB 140  255 ltr 100 m³ 200 kg 200 m³

AquaForte EconoBead Bead Filter

NEW! EB-60 with 2″ Multiport valve & 63 mm pipework


  • Excellent price-quality ratio
  • High-quality PE housing
  • 5 models for ponds that are approx. 10 to approx. 100m³ in size
Art. nr. Type Height x Ø Pump Cap. Max. Pond Size Max.Fish Load 6-Way Valve
SK520 EB-40 40 x 68 cm ±15 m³/h 10 m³ 35 kg 1½”
SK522 EB-50 50 x 75 cm ±15 m³/h 20 m³ 50 kg 1½”
SK524 EB-60 with Ø50 mm pipe work 60 x 85 cm ±15 m³/h 35 m³ 80 kg 1½”
SK525 EB-60 with Ø63 mm pipe work 60 x 85 cm ±25 m³/h 35 m³ 80 kg 2”
SK526 EB-100 75  x 113 cm ±25 m³/h 60 m³ 135 kg 2”
SK527 EB-140 90 x 126 cm ±25 m³/h 100 m³ 200 kg 2”

NEW: Plug & Play Complete EconoBead Bead Filter

Install a complete filter system in 15 minutes


Unique on the European pond market: a complete ‘plug & play’ filter system mounted complete on a plastic pallet measuring 1 by 1.20 metres. The filter system consists of:

  • EconoBead bead filter with bypass
  • MidiSieve (standard or raised)
  • 40 or 75-watt Power UV T5
  • AquaForte DM-13000, DM-15000 pump or Blue Eco 320

These products are fitted complete on a plastic pallet. So including fittings, pipes and check valve.

Art. nr. Type Filter Type Pre-Filter Pump UV-C Unit Max. Pond
SK500 Complete EB-50 Filtersystem EB-50 MidiSieve DM-13000 40 Watt Power UV T5 ±20 m³
SK502 Complete EB-60 Filtersystem EB-60 MidiSieve XL DM-15000 75 Watt Power UV T5 ±36 m³
SK504 Complete EB-60 Filtersystem EB-60 MidiSieve XL Blue Eco 320 75 Watt Power UV T5 ±36 m³

Additional: AquaForte EconoBead Bypass


  • Bypasses the six-way valve during filtration
  • Less pressure loss as the water enters and leaves the filter directly in a straight line
  • Makes the use of energy-efficient pumps possible
  • Easy to fit on all EconoBead filters
Art. nr. Type Connection
SK529 Bypass EB-40/50/60 Ø50 mm
SK518 Bypass EB-100/140 Ø63 mm

RickBead Filters