The Savio HighFlow Compact Skimmer fills some specific needs for ponds that with high water flowrates and low filtration needs. It boasts the same sturdy injection-molded housing and rigid leaf basket for removing large particles.
It does not include a filter pad or filter pad support frame, which allows for higher water flow with fewer barriers between the pond and the pump! If your skimmer deals with large debris only, the debris basket can get the job done. or if you have a pump specifically designed for handling small particles, you may not need a filter pad for your pump. It can handle up to 5000gph, much more than the 3000gph that the normal Compact Skimmer can handle.