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The allure of a pond waterfall is a landscaping jewel that creates a soothing environment that becomes the envy of family, friends and neighbors. The gratification of being able to claim ownership of this outdoor feature is another advantage regarding this do-it-yourself project. Before you can build your own pond waterfall, becoming knowledgeable about the required components and tools is a must. In order to build a waterfall that functions ' consider the following factors:

Saving Money

Even if you go for building materials of the highest quality ' the design and construction of your own outdoor waterfall will cost a lot less than if you hired a professional. The price of materials combined with manual labor can create a rather costly bill. You would also pass over on the satisfying experience of building this DIY project by yourself. Nowadays, the market is filled with numerous designs for ponds and upgrades that are both simple and cost effective to accomplish.

Supplies

When building your own waterfall, rocks are generally the material of choice, as it is one of the cheapest approaches to embrace. You also need a submersible pump to control the flow of water. Tubing will run from the pump to the top of the waterfall, which recirculates the water and ensuring it consistently pours downward. The tubing is kept concealed with the use of a large flowerpot. A rigid pond liner is utilized as well.

As for additional tools and materials required to do a do-it-yourself waterfall, you should get a carpenter's grade, steady shovel, sand and a reliable garden hose. Hardware stores will carry all of the above materials required for this type of project.

Space

To make sure your waterfall is as stable and steady as possible, concentrating on your base is important. A steady foundation will be much easier in the long run to maintain. If you possess a large area to fill, you may consider creating a waterfall with over one water source. In this scenario, two pumps are required.

Creating a Pond

One of the first steps you will have to go through with a waterfall project is building the pond if you don't currently have one installed in your yard. The pond-base or pond-like pool will serve as the bottom of the waterfall. Directions on building a spillway (usually with long pieces of slate-like stone) with rocks laid in a cascade design are recommended. You will also lay the black plastic of your garden pond or base into the ground, ensuring it maintains a high level of security. The area is then lined with rocks, which will ultimately influence the flow of the waterfall.

Preparation

Before entering this type of project, you should consider the building, design and work associated with a particular pond waterfall design. You need to install a base (or the pool where the water will fall into) within your plans.

The framework of the waterfall is also a significant factor, which may or may not include the purchase of rocks. Some people have simply relied on rocks found around their own yard. Perhaps you'd like a waterfall constructed out of brick or bamboo ' the potential are truly boundless.

Submitted by:

Johnny Roberts

John Roberts is the owner of http://PondCreation101.com. Please visit his site for more tips on how to enhance your pond.



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