How to Install a Pondless Waterfall from a Kit
Installing a pondless waterfall from a kit is a do-it-yourself project that is simple enough for the weekend warrior to tackle. In addition, pondless waterfalls also attract a variety of birds and can add beautiful imagery to your landscape while not requiring too much space.
Plan Your Pondless Waterfall
Before you begin construction, you will need to make sure that there is an available source of electricity to power your pondless waterfall. Next, choose a spot that is visually appealing to you, make sure that you have an area at least 5 feet by 5 feet, and can dig at least 18 inches deep. Then, dig the hole that will fit the pump unit and filter. Make sure that this submersed pump unit can sit below the top of the hole without being seen.
Laying Down the Liners
Now, remove the pump unit from the hole and prepare to lay down the liners. You will first want to lay down the liner used to prevent natural gases from entering the water. The next layer is a waterproof membrane liner that is used to contain the water in your pondless waterfall. Make sure that the edges of the liners overlap the edges of the hole. This ensures that water is not spilled and also keeps dirt and debris from falling into the water reservoir and pump.
Cover the Pump and Filter
With the liners in place, put the pump unit and filter back into the hole. Run the flexible PVC pipe out of the hole and run it to the top of your waterfall unit. You will need to position stones around the waterfall unit to cleverly conceal the waterfall box. Now, cover the pump unit and filter with bigger stones. As you get near the top, you can use smaller stones to fill in the gaps. You will want to give the stones a rinse with the water hose and let the water be pumped out first to ensure clear water. Trim the excess liner, reattach the pump to the hose, and enjoy your pondless waterfall.