Skagitek True Pre-Filter advantages
The True Pre-filter is available in two sizes to handle the job. With this Pre-filter, you are going to be pleasantly surprised at just how much it can hold and the quality of the units. In the True Pre-Filter, the water enters from above the basket enabling even more capacity over conventional designs that has the water enter from the side. Keep your flow rates up and your filters clogging less with a True Pre-filter in front of your pump.

Food for thought, if a 3 inch pipe holds 2 times the volume of a 2 inch pipe, then wonder just how much a 7.5 inch inside diameter Stainless Steel basket with vertical walls can hold over the other plastic baskets on the market that have 4.5 inches at the top with a 3 inch wide bottom.
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There are more benefits to the True Pre-filter than just larger basket capacity and time saved, but they also trap much smaller debris than the plastic baskets. The True Pre-filter Stainless Steel basket holes are 5/64 inch small and round in shape as compared to the plastic baskets of other brands which are at least a square 1/8 inch or larger, thus permitting larger debris through and forcing you to backwash your filters more often. The canister body is high strength PVC and comes with 2 inch unions on each port. With the True Pre-filter, you'll be emptying the basket less often and customers report to us that they find the Stainless Steel basket easier to wash and clean out.

True Pre-filters are becoming popular in professional industries for trapping debris even when the water is at boiling temperatures!

Skagitek True Pre-Filter SS1

True Pre-filter SS1 (excellent for ponds under 5000 gallons)
The SS1 canister is 10.5" x 14 tall" and has 2" true union ports, a Stainless Steel Basket with 5/64" holes with a sturdy Stainless Steel Handle. Clear Dome Lid allows for a visual inspection. Also acts as a priming pot for pumps that are not self priming.

Price: $472.00

Skagitek True Pre-Filter SS2

True Pre-filter SS2 (excellent for ponds over 5000 gallons)
The SS2 canister is 10.5" x 27 tall" and has 2" true union ports, a double high Stainless Steel Basket with 5/64" holes with a sturdy Stainless Steel Handle. Clear Dome Lid allows for visual inspection. Also acts as a priming pot for pumps that are not self priming.

Another nice advantage of the SS2 Pre-filter is that the upper body rotates permitting the entry port at the top to point any direction in relation to the bottom exit port. Making your installation easier.

Price: $622.00



  • Function
  • Benefits

True Pre-filter design: The over the top design of filling up the basket allows for more storage over typical baskets that fill and slow down once the level of crud of the basket is about 1/2 the way full.

True Pre-filter basket: The solid stainless steel basket with its sturdy handle is sure to impress any professional or serious customer setting up their pond equipment. Many have called back after installing the True Pre-filter, very excited as to the quality and sturdiness. The need for this design came about from us helping customers get replacement plastic baskets that get weaker and crack after a short time. Our design includes not just better quality, but smaller holes for trapping more.

True Pre-Filter Stainless Steel Basket holes

The better something is, the longer it lasts

Responding to customer needs lead us to design a better pre-filter solution. Our combination of a stronger and larger basket was a step in the right direction. Owning ponds ourselves, we also saw the needs for improved trapping of crud and opted for the smaller holes. In the years of selling this design, we have yet to replace a basket. This is not true with other larger pre-filters that offer plastic baskets.

True Pre-filter body

The gray body is a sturdy and thick-like schedule 80 PVC material for a very strong canister. The canister has a sealed clear dome lid making this a pressurized system benefiting the priming of pumps because of its capacity to hold water even if your pump is not a self priming pump. The 2 inch unions are custom made and very strong. With a union on each port, it makes for ease of removal for those in colder climates that prefer to bring in equipment during the harsh winters. A small ball valve is located on the lower side for draining if needed. A cap is installed over it to protect the threads that also permit attaching a garden hose.

True Pre-Filter Dimensions

The True Pre-filter benefits.

  • Two sizes to select from
  • Commercial grade sturdy canister body
  • Large capacity basket
  • 2 inch union ports
  • Stainless Steel basket
  • Better trapping of debris with 5/64" holes in basket
  • Strong, easy to use stainless steel handle for removing basket
  • Reduced maintenance and ease of cleaning with hose
  • SS2 model allows for multi directional rotating of upper body for ease of installing
  • True Pre-filter small footprint (less than 13" base dia.)
  • Benefits priming pump or takes the place of a priming pot
  • Ball valve for draining and cleaning out with threads for garden hose


Easy Install

Consider the benefits to a new install or upgrading an older style leaf trap to one that out performs, out lasts and is simple to install. (Pump and other fittings to connect to the pump are extra)

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