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Help Designing/Constructing Waterfall

Discussion in 'Water Features' started by T. Wheeler, May 25, 2006.

  1. T. Wheeler

    T. Wheeler LawnSite Member
    Messages: 130

    Well My parents just acquired a bunch of mountain stone. My mom has a existing pond right now and she wants to use the mountain stone to make a waterfall. The fall doesn't need to be very big just a little to medium one. She is the expert on the pond, all I do is cut grass and yard work. So any comments, ideas or criticisms welcome. Pics are included below.

    Rocks 1.JPG

    Pond Front.JPG

    Pond Front (L Close).JPG

    Pond Front (L).JPG

    Pond Front (R).JPG
  2. T. Wheeler

    T. Wheeler LawnSite Member
    Messages: 130

    Here are the Picture Continued.

    Room Behind Pond.JPG

    Rear View.JPG

  3. fishinman22487

    fishinman22487 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 194

    Hey Trevor-

    If your looking to build an excellent waterfall for your parents your gonna need some BIG (character) boulders. If you build a waterfall with small rocks it just aint gonna look natural!!! I would suggest getting a biological filter, Aquascape Designs has a do it yourself line, Nursery Pro, that is a resonable price. Heres the link:

    Heres a pic of what i mean by the character boulders, something to work with to channel the water down to the pond.
    I have some more pictures of my pond. Cant remeber where though.
    Good luck. Let me know if you got any more ?s

  4. T. Wheeler

    T. Wheeler LawnSite Member
    Messages: 130

    Ok well there are bigger ones I can get if needed. Thanks for help I'll Look into the nursey pro.


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