1st pondless waterfall finished

Discussion in 'Water Features' started by tinye, Nov 14, 2009.

  1. tinye

    tinye LawnSite Member
    Messages: 32

    I finished this waterfall a few weeks ago..I used the aquascape micro pond kit. I added three submersible led lights and some accent lights as well. Tight area to work in 7" x 24 ft to work in. I bartered this with my cuz so he can finish off my deck...do you think hes done yet? I don't think so. Got a lot of inspiration on this site so thanks for the ideas!! any comments would be appreciated

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  2. tinye

    tinye LawnSite Member
    Messages: 32

    sorry..this is first before construction pic

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  3. STL Ponds and Waterfalls

    STL Ponds and Waterfalls LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,174

    Looks good! PM me if you want to save a good chunk of cash without using the expensive waterfall boxs etc.
     
  4. laird006

    laird006 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 170

    looks good to me, i've never built one but i'm interested in these.
     
  5. Summit L & D

    Summit L & D LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 269

    Plastic 55 gallon drums with 1" holes drilled throughout work great. You may spend an hour drilling holes, but it's cheaper and arguably a stronger finished product than the prefab boxes.
     
  6. pitrack

    pitrack LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,048

    Looks good

    Are you talking about down in the basin? Not a bad idea, I use 100' of corrugated pipe with holes drilled into it, but the drum sounds interesting as well.
     
  7. STL Ponds and Waterfalls

    STL Ponds and Waterfalls LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,174

    Pipe works good, but I get a sump pump basin from Homedepot and drill holes in it for a pump vault. They cost a wopping $25.
     
  8. pitrack

    pitrack LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I have use those as well for the pump housing, but what about all of the other area in the basin?

    I usually put the sump in the middle, then have the roll of pipe go around the sump.
     
  9. Summit L & D

    Summit L & D LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 269

    I hadn't thought of the pipe idea. The reason we use the barrel is so that we can clean it out effectively when we service the feature.
     
  10. pitrack

    pitrack LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I wonder if you could get away with putting say 2 or 3 sump containers in the basin, only filling one up with the pump and leaving the other two empty, all with holes drilled into them. Hm.
     

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