What are Pondless Waterfalls Exactly?

Best Water Feature DesignHere at Art of the Yard, we are excited to provide creative ways for our clients to decorate their yards and create an outdoor space that inspires them. If you’ve been taking a look around on our website and seeing what we have to offer, you may be wondering what are pondless waterfalls exactly? Today, we’ll go a bit more in-depth and explain the concept and function of pondless waterfalls so you can see whether one would be a good fit for your yard or not.

The idea of a pondless waterfall is pretty basic. It is an outdoor water feature consisting of a waterfall but not featuring a pond as is typically seen. This lack of a pond is helpful in several ways. Maintenance is easier because you don’t have to work so hard at keeping leaves and other debris out of the reservoir. Your water bill also won’t get hit as much when you don’t have to maintain such a large quantity of water. You also won’t need to put (nor will you have room for) fish in a pond and therefore won’t have to care for them.

At the base of the waterfall where there would normally be a pond, you will usually find small rocks piled or grouped to minimize the open water hazard. The best part about these types of waterfalls is that they are more cost effective both from the beginning and in continual maintenance. If you have small children, this is a safer type of waterfall to have in your yard. Although, keep in mind, that a child can drown in only a couple inches of water so take care with it and don’t leave small children unsupervised around the waterfall.

Another aspect that also helps cut down on your energy bills is the lack of need for continuous filtration and oxygenation systems. The only piece of machinery needed is a pump strong enough to circulate the water from the small reservoir at the bottom up to the top of the waterfall.

So if you’ve been dreaming of building a cool waterfall in your backyard, but have been held back by space and resource limitations, don’t wait any longer! Now that you understand the concept, you can easily see that pondless waterfalls are an excellent way to get that relaxing sound in your backyard without having to spend a lot and saying good-bye to so much of your hard-earned money.

Be sure to give us a call here at Art of the Yard for our professional help, and we can assist in the design of a perfect water feature for your outdoor space. We have more than 30 years of combined experience and know how to help you create the yard of your dreams at an affordable price. Now that you know what pondless waterfalls are exactly and that there are awesome alternatives to the traditional koi pond water feature, we bet you’ll get even more excited about all the options that we have to offer! Give us a call today to get started on the design.

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