Pondless Waterfalls Becoming an Alternative to Backyard Waterfalls

Pondless Waterfalls Take Up Less Space, Cost Less & Are Lower Maintenance Than Full Ponds

Los Angeles, CA, December 16, 2007 --(PR.com)-- Waterfalls are one of the most beautiful and spectacular sights in nature. People travel hundreds or thousands of miles to see the awesome sight of one of the world’s mighty waterfalls. But even smaller waterfalls are relaxing and give one a feeling of tranquility and connection with nature. The sights and sounds of running water are like nothing else in nature.

Some people would love to have the relaxing sights and sound of a backyard waterfall, but don’t currently have the space or budget to install a full-fledged pond. Other people love the idea of installing a water feature, but are concerned about the safety of young children wandering into the pond. In these situations, a pondless waterfall is a great solution. A pondless waterfall is exactly what it sounds like - it’s a waterfall and stream without the pond.

The way a pondless waterfall works is this: water flows down the stream and waterfall and then falls into a layer of gravel. Below the gravel a hole is dug out, that is lined with watertight liner and filled with various layers of porous material. The water falls through these various layers and collects at the bottom, where a pump is located that then pumps the water back up to the top of the waterfall. The hole is deep enough so that when the waterfall pump is turned off, the water just collects down in the hole without spreading across your yard.

Terry Morrill, CEO of California Waterscapes (http://www.californiawaterscapes.com), the largest designer and installer of water features in the U.S., stated “We are seeing the popularity of pondless waterfalls increasing over the last few years. With the downturn in the real estate market, more people are staying put in their homes and investing in them rather than trading up. And for the homeowner who loves water but wants something less expensive and lower maintenance, pondless waterfalls are a great way to go. Plus if they have young children and are concerned about safety, the pondless system is less of a concern than a full size pond. It can be designed and installed for a fraction of the cost of a full pond, and requires much less space, which means one can be installed in practically any size yard.”

California Waterscapes has been designing and installing beautiful and biologically balanced ponds, streams, waterfalls and pondless waterfalls throughout Southern California since 2001. Terry Morrill is also owner of Pacific Pavingstone (http://www.pacificpavingstone.com), a designer and installer of paving stone driveways, patios, pool decks and walkways in Southern California since 1999. The company has twice been included on the Inc 500 list of fastest growing companies, and is included on the most current Inc. 5000 list.

Pacific Outdoor Living
John Eberhard