Backyard ponds are a timeless feature that can attract wildlife to your outdoor living space as well create a feeling of tranquility and peace. For those that incorporate them, waterfalls tend to be an interesting focal point of the pond. Ever wanted a pond, a waterfall, or both in your backyard, but can’t afford the time, maintenance, or costs? An alternative is pondless waterfalls, which provide several of the same benefits ponds offer and the beauty of a waterfall, but without the consequential effort and money.
What is a pondless waterfall?
A pondless waterfall is just what the name implies; a re-circulating waterfall or stream that does not drain or filter through a pond. A pondless waterfall operates essentially the same way as a regular backyard waterfall does, but without a body of water. The water empties into a bed of gravel, underneath which sits a pump that recirculates the water back to the top of the waterfall. A pondless waterfall creates the illusion that the water is simply disappearing into the bed of gravel.
What are the benefits?
There are several reasons a pondless waterfall might suit you and your outdoor living space better than a traditional waterfall:
How/where do I get one?
If you have landscaping experience, installing a pondless waterfall may be a doable task. If not, the experts at GE Landscape Supply offer the highest quality pond and waterfall products as well as complete installation services.
Published: January 16, 2017