Diy: pondless waterfall

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Waterfalls are a popular feature in many gardens or backyards. Pondless waterfalls are nice because when the waterfall is turned off, there is no standing water remaining. This is a safety feature for families with small children as well as a health advantage, because there is no still water breeding ground for mosquitoes. When you want the waterfall to flow again, simply turn it back on. Pondless waterfalls can be created in a weekend project. The supplies or kits can all be purchased at home improvement stores.

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Things you need

  • Rocks
  • Gravel
  • Shovel
  • Waterproof liner
  • Natural gas liner
  • Waterfall kit
  • Scissors

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  1. 1

    Decide where you want the waterfall to go. Dig roughly 5 feet by 5 feet of cleared land located near an electrical source. It should be 18 inches deep. The section where the housing unit will sit needs to be a few inches deeper.

  2. 2

    Place a natural gas liner in the hole, making sure it comes up over the edges. Place a waterproof liner on top of the first liner, again having it hang over the edge.

  3. 3

    Place the pump in the hole and attach the hoses according to package instructions.

  4. 4

    Put large rocks into your hole, followed by smaller rocks to fill in chinks and gaps. It doesn't matter what they look like because they will not be seen; their purpose is simply to fill in the hole.

  5. 5

    Put together the waterfall according to package directions. Attach the hose from the pump to the waterfall unit and place it at the top of the rock waterfall.

  6. 6

    Pile dirt around the waterfall unit machine to make sure it is steady and secure. Cut the extra liner away from the unit.

  7. 7

    Use decorative rocks to hide the waterfall unit and cover the rocks in the hole with gravel so that they are well hidden.

  8. 8

    Hose down the hole, making sure it is soaking wet. Once completely wet, turn on the waterfall.

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