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Aqua Art Retro Drains for Ponds

No matter how small your pond installation, it is always to your minimum-maintenance advantage to install a pond bottom drain or bulkhead fitting as a drain to which an inlet screen can be added.

If the installation does not permit this drain to be gravity fed away from the pond, it can always be connected to the suction side of a pump. Even if you do not plan to install a filter system right away this plumbing line can be capped for eventual hookup.

If you do not have drain plumbing, you can use the Aqua Art Retro-Drain.

Additional installation information regarding RetroDrain plumbing

Connecting a RetroDrain to a niche skimmer

 Aqua Art Retro-Drain with Air Diffuser Option for Larger Retro-Drain

Cobble Rock Securement Options on Aqua Art Retro-Drains with Air Membranes

"Super Flex Pipe" Installation Option

How to Install an Aqua Art Retro-Drain
Easy Installation/Minimum maintenance
Handles high volumes of water, easily
For Ponds 1400 to 10,000  gallons
       For smaller size drain, see D514 below
Multiple option pipe sizes - 1 1/2, 2, 3, or 4"
         
See information below
Low profile vortex design, 15" diam x 6" h
Balanced water velocity entrance rate
Durable ABS plastic construction
Compatible with Matala™ filter media
Ideal for gravity fed filter systems
Extended feet for unsurpassed stability
D1410

Aqua Art Retro-Drain 

94.75

Includes 1 1/2", 2", 3" 4" graduated concentric pipe adapter which interfaces directly with standard PVC or ABS schedule 40 plastic pipe.

Drain also comes with short length of 4" ABS pipe pre glued into the drain pipe port . If you plan on plumbing the drain with 4" pipe all the way from the drain to a point far from the drain, such as a settling chamber, please select version D14104 below.

Complete, detailed installation instructions included as well as handy suggestions and tips for a variety of applications.We have thousands of these drains in use with great results.

D14104 Aqua Art Retro Drain Same as D1410, but instead of graduated concentric pipe adapter, drain comes with a 4" ABS coupling
98.75


 

D1410HF

Aqua Art Air Retro Drain w/ suction plate attached to feet. See picture to left.

229.75

 

 

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D1410DP

Aqua Art Retro Drain Suction Draw Plate w/o air feature. For high flow rate environment in liner ponds.

See picture above. This item minus air tower and membrane

112.75
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  Aqua Art Retro-Drain
with Air Diffuser Option
for Larger Retro-Drain

  1 1/2, 2, 3, and 4" Multi Option Pipe Adapter
included with Aqua Art Retro-Drain or
Purchase separately
 

Aqua Art pipe adapter accepts 1 1/2, 2, 3, and 4" pipe sizes; can be used as a pipe reducer bushing; black ABS; space conserving at only 2 3/4" long.

Easily cut to size 2" or 3" with a PVC handsaw or a hacksaw. In photo at left, the adapter is being cut for the 3" port size.

PVC or ABS plastic pipe slip fits into the inside diameter of the given port size used, just as any PVC fitting would be glued.

D1410A Multi Option Pipe Adapter 7.95 [Buy]

Aqua Art Retro-Drain - Small

How to install an Aqua Art Retro-drain
Easy Installation/Minimum maintenance
Handles high volumes of water, easily
For Ponds 500 to 1400 gallons
Multiple option pipe sizes - 1 1/2, 2, or 3"
Optional Turtlehead (shown below)
Low profile vortex design, 11" diam x 5" h
Balanced water velocity entrance rate
Durable ABS plastic construction
Compatible with Matala™ filter media
Ideal for gravity fed filter systems
Extended feet for unsurpassed stability
30% smaller than model D1410
 D514     Aqua Art Retro Drain - small 

 86.50

 [Buy]
 

Turtlehead option

As above, plus:
Optional Turtlehead shrouds pipe adapter
"Looks like a turtle on the bottom of your pond"

D514SP    Aqua Art Retro Drain with optional Turtlehead

 98.50

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 D514TH  Turtlehead for our small size Retro-Drain
            Easy to retrofit if you have one of our D514

 17.95

 [Buy]


Helpful Articles and Illustrations Regarding Aqua Art RetroDrains

Using Aqua Art RetroDrian with Niche Skimmers or Settling Chambers - Gravity Feed

Installing an Aqua Art Retro Drain - Using Mid Size Open Air or Submersible Type Pump

Aqua Art RetroDrain Installation Illustrations

Managing Problems of "Loose Rock" Style of Pondbuilding

"Super Flex Pipe" Installation Option

Although we continue to recommend using rigid pipe plumbing for all Retro-Drain installations, (see instructions with each drain) we now offer a partial option.

Using "Super flex pipe" for the Aqua Art Retro-Drain will provide a faster final plumbing set time. It also aids in installing Aqua Art Retro-Drains with partially water filled ponds (with fish present) as gluing and pipe fitting under water can be very challenging.

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