If you’re looking for a way to enhance your outdoor living space, waterfalls and ponds are an excellent option. You’ll love hearing the sound of running water when you step outside. These kinds of water features can make a home feel like an oasis, especially when these features are combined with other types of plants.
With that said, you may have some concerns about installing a waterfall or a pond in your garden. For example, you might be worried that your new water features will need a lot of upkeep. If there are younger children living in your home, you may have some safety concerns. Thankfully, pondless water features are an excellent option for anyone that is worried about these things.
All About Pondless Water Features
You might be wondering what pondless water features are. In a nutshell, it’s a type of stream or waterfall that is able to recirculate without requiring a pond. An underground basin is used to collect water before recirculating it back above the surface.
You’ll be able to enjoy all of the perks you’d typically enjoyed if you installed a waterfall or a stream in your home. However, a 12″ to 18″ deep pond won’t be a requirement. The water in your pondless feature will be between 2″ and 3″ inches in depth, which means you’ll have fewer safety risks.
The Upkeep Of Pondless Water Features
If you’re a busy homeowner that doesn’t have a lot of time to spend on upkeep, pondless water features are a fantastic option. You won’t have to deal with the hassles of a full pond, and you won’t have to spend lots of time on upkeep like you would with a fish pond.
Any type of water feature will require some upkeep. With that said, you won’t need to put in as much effort if you choose a pondless water feature. If you install a fish pond on your property, you can expect to spend a minimum of 10 minutes on upkeep each week. With a pondless feature, you’ll need around an hour of upkeep each year. You’ll need to remove leaves that have fallen into the basin every now and then, and your Biofalls will need to be cleaned annually.
Designs For Pondless Water Features
Water features can have basic designs or designs that are more elaborate. You’ll have the freedom to choose a feature that’s a great fit for your outdoor living space.
Some appealing options for pondless waterfalls are:
* Cascading waterfalls
* Natural falls
* Stream beds
* Streams beneath a bridge
* Steams surrounding a patio
* Disappearing columns, fountains, and urns
Adding A Pondless Waterfall To Your Home
Some homeowners try to build a pondless waterfall on their own. It’s true that there are all kinds of do-it-yourself kits available. With that said, there are some problems you may encounter if you try to add a pondless water feature to your home yourself. You may find that it’s better to outsource a project like this to an experienced professional.
When you work with a contractor, they’ll be able to draw upon their expertise to create a pondless feature that’s a natural fit for your property. They’ll be able to choose the best place to install your feature and will ensure that it seamlessly blends in with the rest of your yard. The professionals you work with will also be able to help you select the right plants to place around your water feature.
If you try to install a pondless water feature on your own, you can expect to spend a lot of time on the project. You may need to ask some friends or family members to assist you. You might even need to rent expensive equipment to finish the job. If you work with a professional, however, there’s a good chance your feature will be fully installed within a single day. You shouldn’t give up weekends to install your new feature. When you work with a pro, your water feature will be completed right away. You’ll also be protected with a guarantee.
If your home could use a pondless waterfall, don’t wait to call us. We can install all kinds of pondless water features on your property, from cascading waterfalls to basic streams. We’d be happy to answer your questions and help you to find a budget-friendly water feature for your home that will need minimal upkeep!