Few things offer the peace and serenity that running water provides, and
pondless water features are an affordable and hassle-free way to beautify your
property. Perhaps you have dreamed of having a body of water or pond near your
home but do not want to deal with the expense and high-maintenance involved in
digging a pond in your back yard. You can still achieve the same beauty and
tranquility through pondless water features. These features include waterfalls
and streams complete with rocks and realistic aquatic plants that can turn your
yard into a peaceful sanctuary.
Installing pondless water features allows even the most hands-off homeowners
to create an eye-appealing focal point for their properties. One possibility is
the disappearing pondless waterfall which gives the appearance of a
disappearing waterfall and stream. The water level never pools above rock level
and the gravel fill, creating a soft waterscape.
Innovative Pondless Water Features
Create Natural-looking Beauty
This feature works by capturing the water in a basin underground lined and
filled with rock and gravel. This basin also houses the discreet pump
equipment, which keeps the waterfall looking natural.
The water circulates from beneath the rocks and gravel by the concealed and
submersed pump and then travels via an underground pipe directly to the
waterfall. Flowing down the stream, the water empties into the waterfall basin.
Pondless Water Features are Safe, Low
The unique timer feature of the pondless waterfall makes it virtually
maintenance-free. A timer controls the pump operation, which saves energy. An auto-fill valve is used to replace
evaporated water; these features keep the waterfall running smoothly and seamlessly.
For homeowners with small children, pondless water features are much safer
than ponds and other bodies of water. The waterfalls and streams do not have
significant pools of water, making it unlikely that a child will become
injured. These features reduce the drowning concerns associated with backyard
Additionally, because the water in pondless water features is always
flowing, the water does not become stagnant, eliminating the common problem of
mosquitoes that tend to plague standing water.
Choose the Perfect Pondless Water
When you have an image in your mind of the perfect waterscape for your lawn,
what does it look like? Working with a qualified waterscape contractor can help
you to choose the design that meets your specifications and tastes. Perhaps you
are working with a small space and only have room for one waterfall, or have
enough yard space for numerous cascading waterfalls and streams. There are
several design options available to help you create the pondless water features
of your dreams.