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Building an Outdoor Waterfall

Building an Outdoor Waterfall

A waterfall enhances the look of a landscape while bringing the soothing sound of water closer home. Building a waterfall can be done in a simple way that is also not expensive. It involves building two structures namely the pool and the waterfall cascading structure. The water circulates in the waterfall with the help of a pump.
Waterfalls are in different sizes and shapes with the greatest concern being the achievement of the required height. The waterfall height is achieved by exploiting the property’s slope or creating an artificial slope.
To build the waterfall, you will need the following materials; Rocks, pond liner, submersible pump, tubing, plastic flowerpot, shovel, sand, garden hose and carpenters level.
Determine the location of the waterfall and remove any weeds that would be present. Start by constructing the waterfall pond and dig the hole where the pond will be. You can use the measurements of the preformed liner to determine the measurements of the pond in terms of diameter and depth. In case the water pond’s hole is big, you can apply sand to correct it. The hole should be such that the liner is one inch or more above the ground to prevent soil from getting into the pond.
After digging the hole, place the preformed liner in it and check the hole’s evenness using carpenters level.
With the water pond ready, then you should construct the waterfall’s cascading structure. This involves the use of rocks. The important rocks are spillway rocks where water will cascade. They should be flat instead of being rounded and should have square like and sharp edges to allow water to cascade cleanly to the pond.
Place a plastic flowerpot that has a drainage hole, at the cascading structure area. The pot holds the pump tubing in the right place as it is covered with rocks. The pot will not be visible eventually because it will have been covered with rocks since it will be boxed in with a four rock walls. The flowerpot should be inverted and placed at the centre of the waterfall structure. The length of the waterfall should depend on the length of the rocks.
Lay the first rocks and cover them with a black plastic sheet. Extend one end to the plastic pot and tuck the other end over the preformed liner. Lay another long and flat rock on top of the plastic and spanning over the other rocks. This is the shelf rock because it provides the shelf for the first spillway rock. The spillway should overhang the pond. Lay the four walls until the pot is encased and then place 2 stones that are longer across the top. Place the tubing between the 2 rocks. Test the waterfall by filling pond using water, plug the pump and test the waterfall.
It is important to check the water level of the pond on a regular basis to find out if there is water loss. You should also turn off the pump at night and when you are away in order to save on electricity.

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