For many people in Rochester New York (NY), the terms "Pondless Waterfalls" or "Disappearing Waterfalls" or "Vanishing Waterfalls" are still not fully understood or how their additions can benefit in the landscape or outdoor living area. For those looking for low maintenance landscape or water feature ideas, a Pondless waterfall may be just the right solution!
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You can argue that you love your fish the most, or that your gorgeous water lilies are the favorite part of your pond, or your underwater pond lighting looks spectacular at night but the waterfall is what really makes it special. Not only is it beautiful, but it also serves a valuable purpose in your ecosystem by aerating the water for your fish and holding the beneficial bacteria that keeps your pond algae free. But could a waterfall survive without a pond? Sure it can. And the concept of a waterfall minus the pond is called “The Pondless® Waterfall.”
So How Do They Work?
A Pondless® Waterfall works much like a regular pond. A hole, deeper than a normal pond, is dug, then lined with AquaBlox®, rock and gravel, and then filled with water. The water is then circulated from this sub-surface reservoir by a pump that sits on the bottom. A pipe runs from there up to a biological filter and into an overflowing waterfall, where it falls back into the basin. Since the water level never pools above the level of the rock and gravel fill, it gives the appearance of a Pondless® Waterfall.
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Pondless Waterfalls Diagram
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Taking care of your low maintenance Pondless® Waterfall is a snap too, because there is even less maintenance than an ecosystem pond. You’ll only have to refill the reservoir every few weeks to compensate for water loss due to evaporation. What’s more, if you want to turn it off when you’re heading out for vacation, you can, since there is no ecological need to keep it running.
Pondless Waterfalls For Your Outdoor Living Area
It’s a beautiful summer day in Rochester, Monroe County NY and you are planning on having friends over to barbeque out on your backyard patio. Somehow, setting up the sprinkler to mimic the sound of a natural stream doesn’t do it for you. But a Pondless® Waterfall might just fill the bill, adding both the sight and sound of running water in your landscape.
And if you have small children, they’ll love playing outside in the water and you can rest assured they’re safe in this natural oasis. Watch the wonder on their faces as they encounter frogs, birds, butterflies and other critters that find their way to your watery habitat. You’ll also be amazed at the tranquility it affords after a hectic day.
The Pondless® Waterfall has made many water lovers, who were previously unable to indulge in the sweet sounds of falling water, very happy. It’s a great alternative for those who are looking to fit a little “piece” of paradise into their own yard or outdoor living space.
Imagine a view like this from your kitchen window!
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