Backyard Water Features and Water Gardens
From safety concerns to lack of space, there are many reasons you’d want a pondless waterfall
The waterfall is undoubtedly the most delightful and favored backyard water feature in a water garden and now, thanks to the pondless waterfall, anyone can indulge in the sweet sounds of falling water even if they don’t have the space or inclination to build a pond reservoir.
A pondless stream or waterfall gives the natural beauty of moving water with almost no maintenance. If you want to add the relaxing sound of water to your yard and don’t want to worry about the fish or plant maintenance of a pond, then a pondless water features are for you!
Working much like a regular waterfall, the pondless variety directs the cascading water into a deep rock- and- gravel-filled hole where the water collects and is pumped back up to the top of the fall. Because there is no pool of water, a pondless waterfall is a great option if you’re concerned about safety issues associated with a traditional pond.
A pondless waterfall can be less costly than a pond to build and operate, and its size enables you to place one almost anywhere in your yard. And maintenance couldn’t be easier. All you need to do is fill the reservoir every few weeks to compensate for water loss caused by evaporation. Pondless waterfalls can also be part of a rainwater harvesting system.
Some Pondless Waterfall Benefits:
- Safety: Because there is no pool of water, a pondless waterfall is a great option if you are concerned about safety issues associated with a traditional pond. People with small children sometimes choose this solution.
- Cost: In most cases, the price of a Pondless waterfall will be less than a pond, because there is less labor involved, as well as less rock and materials. Operating costs are also less. In addition, because you’re not dealing with an established ecosystem, it’s not necessary to run the pump 24/7.
- Space: The small size of the Pondless Waterfall means you can build and enjoy a beautiful waterfall anywhere in your outdoor living space.
- Maintenance: Taking care of your Pondless Waterfall is easy. Fill the reservoir every few weeks to compensate for water loss because of evaporation and that is it!