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Old 06-14-2005, 10:18 AM
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Swimming Pool Waterfall from the Ground Up

I have built many waterfalls for ponds but not for pools. We are being asked to demo existing waterfall which looks like a pile of rocks and build a new one with a smoother fall. This will be easy as I know what type of rock to use and how to construct it. I guess where I am having the problem is how do I build up the overall stream and waterfall? Do I use the stone to build retaining walls then backfill with soil and tamp until I get the height I want then set the liner in? do I use concrete block underneath to stabilize? Essentially I am afraid of the stream settling out. How would you guys prep the area to build a fall that starts out at 3' high, approximately 8' behind the pool. They really want the stream/fall area naturalized with plantings but,I also don't want this thing to put debris into the pool. Help!!!!!!!!
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Old 06-18-2005, 09:38 AM
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Pool Falls

Built my first pool falls last year.....here is a pic(I hope-first post)......e-mail for details if interested
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Old 06-18-2005, 09:56 AM
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Old 06-18-2005, 11:09 PM
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Built my first pool falls last year.....here is a pic(I hope-first post)......e-mail for details if interested
I want that pool. Awesome waterfall.
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Old 06-21-2005, 09:22 AM
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Landscaper Bob,

I couldn't get your email address. Mine is amburgeygardens@aol.com
I really, really like yours. I am probably looking at only one like the center main fall. I plan on coming out of the top at a 30-45 degree angle for interest. Having it drop one fall in the middle. Then the final drop into the pool. I hadn't responded before today because I thought they didn't want to do it but they up and give me a call today wanting it done. So I need a little instruction in a hurry. I am familiar with building pond waterfalls. I already have the line from the pond installed just not sure on how to "correctly" go about building up berm and laying stone like you did.
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