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  • Dee W
    Dee W Senecaville, OH
    on Jul 5, 2012

    I am impressed-such a great idea! What would winter maintainence be like?

  • Aquascape Inc.
    Aquascape Inc. Saint Charles, IL
    on Jul 5, 2012

    Hi Dee! In the winter, you simply turn off the waterfalls and store the pump in a frost-free location submerged in water. Or ... you can keep it running and it will create beautiful ice formations. All you need to do is make sure ice dams don't form and top it off with water once in awhile as it will lose some water to evaporation, and you don't want the pump to dry out.

  • Miriam I
    Miriam I Bay Shore, NY
    on Jul 5, 2012

    That last picture blew me away! Where is that?

  • Dee W
    Dee W Senecaville, OH
    on Jul 5, 2012

    @Aquascape-thank you for answering my question. These are beautiful and I like the idea of recycling water.

  • Rhoda V
    Rhoda V Kennesaw, GA
    on Jul 5, 2012

    Now that is a novel idea, I'll have to check this out! I have a backyard that's a blank slate.

  • Daniela N
    Daniela N Nashville, TN
    on Jul 6, 2012

    would that attract/breed mosquitos? does the water have some kind of chemical?

  • Hometipster.com
    Hometipster.com Columbus, MS
    on Jul 6, 2012

    That's is one beautiful water fall.

  • Jeff C
    Jeff C Broadview Heights, OH
    on Jul 6, 2012

    @Daniela I don't think it would breed mosquitoes because it would be constantly moving water. The best environment for mosquitoes is stagnant water. The more stagnant the better for the mosquitoes.

  • Daniela N
    Daniela N Nashville, TN
    on Jul 6, 2012

    that makes sense Jeff! thanks

  • Jacque & Matt @ theDIYvillage.com
    Jacque & Matt @ theDIYvillage.com Savannah, GA
    on Jul 6, 2012

    We (theDIYvillage) were lucky enough to be selected by STI Knoxville to have a pond less water feature installed in our back yard. They installed an AquaBasin with the Mongolian Balsalt Column. It's wonderful! I cannot wait to do the landscaping around it complete. For those asking about mosquitos ... NO it does not breed mosquitos a pump is constantly moving the water.

  • Robert G
    Robert G Uxbridge, MA
    on Jul 6, 2012

    Hi, Can this be put up on flat ground or would you need to set it up on a down slope to begin with?

  • Stacey
    Stacey Max Meadows, VA
    on Jul 6, 2012

    Gorgeous!!

  • Judy C
    Judy C Bennington, NE
    on Jul 6, 2012

    The sound of a waterfall, no pond to mess with....this sounds like heaven to me!!

  • Alexis W
    Alexis W East Brunswick, NJ
    on Jul 6, 2012

    love it love it...

  • Aquascape Inc.
    Aquascape Inc. Saint Charles, IL
    on Jul 6, 2012

    Daniela, Jeff and Jacque/Matt are right. Mosquitoes prefer stagnant water to lay their eggs, so since the water is moving you don't need to worry about mosquitoes. In ponds and container water gardens with fish, the fish will eat the mosquito larvae.

  • Vivian S
    Vivian S Harper Woods, MI
    on Jul 6, 2012

    Ah, Aquascape...great idea but does a waterfall require a large pump?

  • Aquascape Inc.
    Aquascape Inc. Saint Charles, IL
    on Jul 6, 2012

    Miriam, that last picture is a Pondless Waterfall paired with a rainwater harvesting system in Sugar Grove, Illinois. It's part of a community makeover that incorporated rainwater management in several of the residential properties. The homeowners capture rainwater off their roof, and then the rainwater is stored and filtered when it's recirculated via the waterfall. The family can access the stored rainwater at any time to irrigate the surrounding landscape. I'll post a photo album next week that contains several of the rainwater harvesting projects in that community. Stay tuned!

  • Aquascape Inc.
    Aquascape Inc. Saint Charles, IL
    on Jul 6, 2012

    Robert G, a pondless waterfall can be installed on flat ground. You need to dig a reservoir for the water that's circulated, and the dirt from excavating the reservoir can be used to build a berm to create elevation for the waterfall.

  • Sherrie S
    Sherrie S Debary, FL
    on Jul 6, 2012

    Vivian S, the short answer is in general it does not require a powerful pump. However, long distance & high rise of the water could require a bigger pump. In general most pondless waterfalls are energy efficient.

  • Judy C
    Judy C Bennington, NE
    on Jul 6, 2012

    Aquascape Inc.....Since there is no pond, does that mean no cleaning of algae?

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