Water features including filters

installed in a wine barrel

Are you dreaming of a water feature but only have a balcony or a small terrace?

We would be pleased to show you how you can create a small water paradise even where space is at a premium.

Purchase half a wine barrel or similar container from your stockist, and the OASE »Filtral 5000 UVC« water feature pump with integrated filter and UVC to go with it.

This set includes three conveniently changeable nozzle attachments (not UK, available separately) that generate highly attractive water effects (Vulkan, Lava, and Magma). The filter unit ensures that the water is always clear.

Summary: Minimum work effort for a convincing end result, which by the way is virtually maintenance-free!

The following materials are required:

  • 1 x OASE »Filtral 2500 UVC« or alternatively »Filtral 5000 UVC«
  • 1 x OASE »Quickstick water test«
  • 1 x wine barrel (at least 70 cm Ø)
  • Small plant baskets
  • Plants (e.g. water lilies)
  • Pebbles or gravel (approx. 45 kg)

This is how easy it is:

Step 1

Set up the wine barrel at a suitable point and bear in mind that after it is filled with water it can only be moved with extreme difficulty. Place the »Filtral« on the floor of the wine barrel.

Step 2

Fill with some washed pebbles on the sides. Use smaller plant baskets for planting as they prevent strong rooting plants from spreading.

Step 3

It is best to place large plants in the plant basket on the long side of the Filtral in the rear area.

Step 4

Use the »Quickstick water test« to test the water values of the fill water before filling the wine barrel.

Step 5

If the water values are in order, fill the wine barrel with water. Ideally have the water flow in via a saucer, to prevent turbulence.

Step 6

Just add a few floating plants, (e.g. large duckweed) and you are done.