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Why Install a Pondless Waterfall?

Are you interested in installing a water feature in your yard, but concerned about the safety and liabilities of having a pond? Or are you apprehensive about taking on the responsibility of maintaining a full-fledged ecosystem? Well, we have the answer for you. The Pondless® Waterfall is basically that – a waterfall and stream, without the pond.

  • Great alternative for a front yard pond; fits in small spaces where a pond might be crowded

  • Perfect for public settings (ex: building entrances, children’­s gardens, zoos, etc.) where liabilities of a pond are a concern

  • Virtually maintenance-free! Simply refill the reservoir every few weeks to compensate for water loss due to evaporation

  • Energy efficient – no ecological need to run the system continuously

  • Set a timer – ideal for vacations and night/day settings

  • No ecosystem to worry about (fish, etc.)

  • Why is it called a Pondless® Waterfall?

  • Since the water level never pools above the level of the rock and gravel fill, it gives the appearance of a Pondless® Waterfall.

Where does the water come from?
A hole, deeper than a normal pond, is dug, then lined and filled with rock, gravel and water. The water is then circulated from beneath the rocks and gravel by 
a pump that sits on the bottom.


Where does the water go?
The water runs through a pipe up to a spillway and down a constructed waterfall and stream, where it falls back into the reservoir.


What if I want to add a pond later?
A Pondless® Waterfall is almost a stepping-stone for people who might be interested in a full-fledge pond in the future. If your contractor is resourceful, they’ll make sure they leave enough room for a pond to be added later.


How does a Pondless® Waterfall Circulate?
The water held within the open spaces of the gravel flows down toward the Centipede™ Module, which is connected to the Snorkel™ Vault. From there, it gets pumped up to the waterfall, where it flows by gravity back down through the gravel bed and Centipede™ Module
… and the cycle begins again.

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