Can you hear it?
Even more exciting than the visual pleasure of a garden waterfall is the
lovely sound! Many local waterfalls are built with a closed
circulation system where they appear to be flowing into one end of a
swimming pool but are actually self-contained systems.
Waterfalls should be located as close as possible to
where you'll be relaxing, so you can hear the 'symphony of water sound.' In most instances that
location will be next to your
patio, deck or seating area.
Even though the large rocks used in waterfall construction will require
heavy lifting, it's possible for most homeowners to install a small garden
While most waterfalls flow
into a pond, it's also possible to build a pondless waterfall.
If everything is positioned right next to your swimming pool, you can
build a waterfall that appears to flow directly into your swimming pool.
The waterfall has its
own small catch pond and independent recirculation pump to send the
non-pool water back up to the top of the waterfall. As an option you
might consider adding a separate pond for fish.