Incorporating a waterfall into your outdoor pool or pond can be simple and inexpensive. Waterfalls can bring the soothing sound of moving water into your yard, making your home a haven for relaxation.
The size and shape of your pond may determine the size and shape of your waterfall. If you have a natural slope or hill on one side of your pond, you can use that to build your waterfall. If not, you’ll need to create an artificial height for your waterfall. The height of your waterfall is totally up to you; just keep in mind that higher heights are harder to build. Decide where you want your waterfall and then build up a sloping dirt pile to the height you’ve chosen.
Once you have decided where to place your waterfall, lay down a water-proof liner to cover the length and height of your waterfall. This liner will help channel the water. After you’ve placed your liner, use boulders or large stones to hold down and hide the liner. Then place the tubing of your water pump up the length and height of your waterfall. Build up your waterfall around and above the tubing, using large, flat rocks in a cascading formation with a shelf or spillway rock at the top to allow the water to fall into your pond. At the height of your waterfall, bend your tubing back toward the pond and secure it with one or multiple capstones. Once your tubing and rock formation are secure, connect the tubing to the pump and test the flow of your waterfall. You will likely need some minor adjustments to get the exact flow you want for your waterfall. Now that you’ve completed your waterfall, take a break and enjoy!
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