Pond Waterfalls

Written by Michael O'Brien
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Pond waterfalls are extremely beautiful additions to a home landscape. The sound of the flowing water is so soothing. The way the sunlight gleams off of the falling water makes your backyard feel like some kind of outdoor paradise. You can be really creative with pond waterfalls as well. They can be designed in just about any formation you see fit.

Building Pond Waterfalls

Pond waterfalls should begin with a good foundation. Think of them the same you would a small hill or mountain. The base should be nice and wide, and the rocks you stack on top of it should taper upwards, becoming smaller and smaller the higher you get. It's important to get a wide variety of rocks and stones of different sizes. Flatter rocks tend to be best for waterfalls. This is the part where the real creativity will come in so be sure to have fun with it.

Next comes the not so fun part. How are you going to get water to fall down the waterfall? A pump will need to pull water out of the pond to be re-circulated to the top so it can trickle back down into the pond again over the rocks. A pipe can be hidden behind the waterfall as can the pump itself. Another system of pipes will be needed to pull water out of the pond.

It's also important to decide what kind of a waterfall you want. Do you want a soothing trickle or a strong rush? The size and power of the pump will determine its strength of water flow. You also want to make sure your waterfall will be able to stand up to stronger currents structurally. Don't be discouraged. A little re-adjusting will be necessary.


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