The Pondmaster 1000 Filter is a 12" x 12" filter box with locking handle that is suitable for small to medium ponds. The package includes a filter unit complete with two starter pads, one 3/4" hose fitting, and a length of 3/4" hose. The sturdy handle makes it easy to lift the filter from the pond when it's time to clean. And as an added convenience, the handle can be used with a cord or pole to easily position the filter anywhere in the pond. The Pondmaster 1000 Filter connects to the intake side of the pump & provides mechanical, biological, & chemical filtration. Pondmaster products have been designed and manufactured to meet the demanding requirements of pond hobbyists and professionals everywhere.