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Pondless Waterfalls for the Landscape

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A pondless waterfall is a waterfall without the pond. You still get the wonderful sight and sound of running water in your garden without having a pond. Pondless waterfalls can be tucked into a small corner of the garden, or they can stretch across the yard. No space is too big or too small!

To see more: http://www.aquascapeinc.com/pondlesswaterfalls.

Got a question about this project?

  • Jan P
    Jan P Windsor, CT
    on Aug 2, 2012

    I am too lucky - my son has 100+ acres - loaded with beautiful rocks!! All I have to do is go and get them!

  • Aquascape Inc.
    Aquascape Inc. Saint Charles, IL
    on Aug 2, 2012

    Wendy B, hope you don't have to wait too much longer!

  • Wendy B
    Wendy B Murphy, NC
    on Aug 7, 2012

    dry rock bed is started...hubby working out of state... ponds are still on hold!

  • Becky H
    Becky H Tampa, FL
    on Aug 7, 2012

    Wendy B.: Bummer!

  • Gina M
    Gina M
    on Aug 12, 2012

    Jan P, is there any way I can marry into the family? :)

  • Jan P
    Jan P Windsor, CT
    on Aug 22, 2012

    Sorry - have 3 sons - and they are all married...lol!!!

  • TJB-INC Landscape Contractor
    TJB-INC Landscape Contractor Hamden, CT
    on Aug 29, 2012

    If you are looking for a Certified Aquascape Contractor in southern New England area, please contact TJB-INC @ 203-288-3711 or go to www.TJB-INC.com, We design, install, renovate, maintain, & repair ponds throughout Connecticut. Aquascape Brand Pond Supplies are available @ www.ShopTJB.com

  • Wendy B
    Wendy B Murphy, NC
    on Sep 1, 2012

    Hubby finally got the waterfall and ponds in...now it's the finishing touches, rock here, boulder there...finish the edges of the long rock bed down the side so it blends in...sigh, is this a never ending job or what? Okay, real question. We have a tiny leak where the 2" flexi corrugated pipe won't quite snug all the way up onto spiked connector causing! About killed ourselves trying. ANY suggestions on how to make it work out just right?

  • Wendy B
    Wendy B Murphy, NC
    on Sep 1, 2012

    hmmm me thinks that the little margarita before typing that question was a bit of a problem...I'll try it again...type slower and hope the brain and thought mesh up...rather like I want the fittings to...lol! 2" flexi corrutgated pipe won't quite fit all the way up onto the spiked connector...any suggestions on how to slide it up more and make it fit?

  • Becky H
    Becky H Tampa, FL
    on Sep 1, 2012

    Wendy, on one of the pondless waterfall posts, there was a link for a "how to" install. They showed applying a bead of silicone on the neck of the corrugated black hose before joining it to the filter box. If it will work there, it should work where you're having an issue. Just remember, if you're going to have fish, the silicone must be the type that is safe for them.

  • Wendy B
    Wendy B Murphy, NC
    on Sep 3, 2012

    no plants in yet as it just completed...still have a bit of re-arranging on stones etc...as poor hubby is off to another job hundreds of miles away! I will post pictures later on today though! Things are coming together at last! When is it my turn to win the lottery again???

  • TJB-INC Landscape Contractor
    TJB-INC Landscape Contractor Hamden, CT
    on Sep 4, 2012

    Wendy, was the hose that you used Flexible hose (glued connectors) or Kink-free (barbed connectors)? This makes a difference when it comes to repairing the connection. If it is flexible, you will have to cut the hose close to the connection and un-thread the connector. You will have to re-install with a new one. Make sure to use some silicone on the threads as you thread the new connector into the waterfall unit. Once the connector is snug, then you can glue the flexible pipe into the connector. If the pipe is Kink-Free, add some heat to the hose where it meets the barbed connector. Remove the hose clamp. Then try to remove the hose from the connector by pulling and twisting. Once the hose is free from the connector, unscrew the connector from the waterfall unit. Add some silicone to the threads and re-install the barbed connector into the waterfall unit. Now force the Kink-Free hose over the barbs and push it as far on to the barbs as you can. Then add the hose clamp to the center of the barbed area around the hose. Tighten with a screwdriver or 5/16" Hex Driver until tight. You will now have a water tight connection. As far as the silicone goes, since you are building a pondless with no fish, you can use any brand of silicone that you can purchase locally. IE: GE Silicone ll Window & Door, Aquascape Silicone, Etc.

  • Wendy B
    Wendy B Murphy, NC
    on Sep 5, 2012

    TJB-INC Landscape...it is the last one you described...and we are not actually having a pondless, we will have fish but are aware that we have to be careful about the silicone. Thank you for your advice! We didn't use silicone the first time, it didn't say we needed any. Guess that is why people hire the pro's!

  • Tina C
    Tina C Cartersville, GA
    on May 22, 2013

    where can i find instructios for the first pic?

  • Aquascape Inc.
    Aquascape Inc. Saint Charles, IL
    on May 22, 2013

    @Tina C, here's a link to the instruction manual for installing our MicroPondless Waterfall Kit (which is what you see in the first picture - the instruction manual also includes instructions for a pond). http://www.aquascapeinc.com/upload/98104_MicroSeries_Instructions_FINAL.pdf. You can purchase the kit at a garden center that sells Aquascape product or you can purchase it online at http://store.aquascapeinc.com/p/4x6-micropondless-waterfall-kit.

  • SYNLawn Of San Diego
    SYNLawn Of San Diego San Diego, CA
    on Jun 13, 2014

    Pondless waterfalls really compliment a landscape if done right. Those are all done very nicely.

  • Deck and Patio Company "Outdoor Living Experts"
    Deck and Patio Company "Outdoor Living Experts" Huntington Station, NY
    on Mar 18, 2015

    Aquascape's green pondless waterfalls are great for the environment, and we find people want us to create features using the system for a variety of reasons. Tomorrow our weekly post covers just such a project (see advance photo below). The clients' wooded backyard abuts a parkland, and they feared the usual type of fish pond would attract too many wild animals, so we went pondless. Great post as always @Aquascape Inc.

  • Diane Katzmark
    Diane Katzmark Metamora, MI
    on Mar 21, 2015

    We have a perfect hill for this that I have often thought of doing. Can these pumps be run continuously and how costly is it to run them. Figuring a mid size pump.

  • Carmen Estela Merlano
    Carmen Estela Merlano Las Cruces, NM
    on May 9, 2015

    Ok, I'm a total novice!! The water goes somewhere right?

    • Aquascape Inc.
      Aquascape Inc. Saint Charles, IL
      on May 14, 2015

      @Carmen Estela Merlano Yes. There's a sub-surface reservoir that holds the water until it is recirculated back over the waterfalls.

  • Prunin Arboriculture and Landscapes
    Prunin Arboriculture and Landscapes Foothill Ranch, CA
    on May 11, 2016

    Beautiful. Amazing.

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