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stupid question....

Discussion in 'Water Features' started by fga, Aug 20, 2004.

  1. fga

    fga LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,445

    i've installed a few pre-formed ponds. when you build a waterfall, that streams down a little distance between the pond and the starting point, do you wind up with a more noticeable water evaporation? very rarely do i have to add water to my ponds, but i was wondering if the water flowing over rocks in the direct sun increase evaporation enough where you're adding water routinely?
  2. capital

    capital LawnSite Member
    Posts: 118

    the evaporation does increase but most ponds we now build are hooked to an irrigation system were possible so you can use a float type device to have the water level adjusted automaticly
  3. Critical Care

    Critical Care LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,654

    I think that you would probably lose more water from it splashing out from the waterfall than from evaporation. I have a small float valve in my skimmer box but have never heard it on. Perhaps as an experiment I'll shut off the intake water and see how long it takes before I notice the water going down. Now you got me wondering...

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