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Pondless waterfall question

Discussion in 'Water Features' started by jbirdturf, Mar 10, 2009.

  1. jbirdturf

    jbirdturf LawnSite Member
    Messages: 25

    I was wondering for some of you guys that do pondless features, is there any benefit to using a grate over the resevoir, or do most of you guys just fill it with rocks. It seems that it may be a little more cost effective to use a grate, but I definitely don't want to risk puncturing the liner. Thanks for the advice.
  2. The Elements Group

    The Elements Group LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 308

    you wont puncture the liner if you make sure your snorkel is at the very bottom and then have a ledge to place the crate.(or use rocks to set it on) just make sure it is a good foundation and not shim -shammed..... i have used and still do aqua boxes.... good luck
  3. just pondering

    just pondering LawnSite Member
    Messages: 51

    We also use the aqua blox or (matrix) you can get more water storage in a smaller basin size then you do using boulders.To protect the liner we put a layer of our underlayment under the matrix to protect the liner just in case.

    Jeff Michaels
    Pondering Waters,LLC :usflag:
  4. LiteEmUp

    LiteEmUp LawnSite Member
    Messages: 13

    Check out SAVIO's Waterfall Well. Comes with a lid for easy access to the pump. Cover with a layer of stone for camoflauge. Once installed you will never have to touch liner again.
  5. XStream Aquatics

    XStream Aquatics LawnSite Member
    Messages: 239

    I looked at the savio well and I didn't like the two piece idea. I thought it weaken the product (now their skimmer is awesome). I also use the Aqua Blox or Easy Pros reservoir cubes.
  6. scooterbug311

    scooterbug311 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 66

    here is an idea. you can get plastic milk crates and use them the same way you use the aqua blocks. and they are way cheaper. but i too agree that aqua block ideas is great. talk to your local fab shop and have a grate built large enough to go over your liner ao it wont poke it. there are some ideas for you to chew on

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