A very small water feature

Discussion in 'Water Features' started by JeffNY, May 16, 2011.

  1. JeffNY

    JeffNY LawnSite Senior Member
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    Its a friend of ours, I explained I don't do water features, but she insists I just 'try something'.
    She doesn't want any 'bubbling rocks' or pillars, or over-sized vases with water coming out of them. She doesn't want a pond because she doesn't want to take care of it constantly (unless I explain they take very little maintenance). So, Im thinking, stack some larger rocks in a horseshoe shape, and build the back up a bit, have a little water fall down some 'steps'.

    Any other ideas for this tight spot? Area is approx 7'x7'.

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  2. STL Ponds and Waterfalls

    STL Ponds and Waterfalls LawnSite Bronze Member
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  3. JeffNY

    JeffNY LawnSite Senior Member
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    I was lookin at that, I like it. You really think I can shrink that down to 7x7? I'd love to
     
  4. STL Ponds and Waterfalls

    STL Ponds and Waterfalls LawnSite Bronze Member
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    That's the nice thing about a pondless you can cantilever your waterfall over/into your water basin sa long as you have support. Have you ever built any type of waterfall? You can have a little basin in that area as small as 4x6x3 especially with a hose bib right there.
     
  5. JeffNY

    JeffNY LawnSite Senior Member
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    This would be my first.
     
  6. tadpole

    tadpole LawnSite Bronze Member
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    That is one of the great things about Pondless Waterfalls. You can place the waterfall originating outside of the basin/reservoir or have it sitting smack dab in the middle if your design dictates or space is at a premium.

    Yea, you can place a nice feature in that 7' x 7' area.
     
  7. Muthscapes

    Muthscapes LawnSite Member
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    I think this a perfect location for a vanishing water falls. If you go to the video page on this web site search for pondbuilder. They have a great How-to video for construction of a mini cascade falls. This is a great product, it makes installation super easy.
     
  8. JeffNY

    JeffNY LawnSite Senior Member
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    Thanks, nice video. Where's the best place to buy the materials? I was looking at thepondguy's website, seems ok
     
  9. tadpole

    tadpole LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Google "pondless waterfall kits" and you will have LOTS of choices.
     
  10. Muthscapes

    Muthscapes LawnSite Member
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    I would go to www.mipond.com They are a distributor for pondbuilder and they have other quality products. You can order on-line or by phone. If you go on-line you have to register. It's not a big deal.
     

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