Do you wish to add another dimension to your garden pond? Then build a waterfall in it.
Building a waterfall into your garden pond is quite easy. All you need is to read on…
Here are the steps to following building your garden pond waterfall.
1. Make a plan.
Planning for a garden pond waterfall is necessary so that you will have something to base your construction on. The first thing you need to decide on is the design of the waterfall. From your desired design, you will be able to choose what kind of materials to buy or produce.
The most common mistake that people make when planning is to always opt for the largest waterfall style. In the process, they do not consider the size of the pond and how it will affect all other factors involved.
Keep in mind that the size of the pond should be proportioned to the width of the waterfall. Make sure that the construction will not destroy the balance of the overall surroundings.
2. Construction types.
There are basically two choices of construction to choose from. One is the use of a liner to put the rocks into and to form as the fall. The other is the use of the fiberglass waterfall unit.
The first choice is a lot of work in itself. And you will not be able to get the desired height if you are not capable of placing the rocks properly. So that leaves you with the easy choice of using fiberglass, which you only need to place on the pond.
Whichever type you choose, you still have to form the waterfall site by shoveling in the area where it should be placed.
3. Water pump.
The pump will serve as the medium for the water to be transported to the top of the waterfall. The size of the pump will depend on the width and height of the waterfall. You also need to consider the length of the pipe and whether it can extend from the source of the water to the waterfall.
You can always your dealer for the proper pump size to use. Just make sure that you know the dimensions of the pond so that the right kind of pump will be given to you.
Biological filters help maintain the cleanliness of the water in the pond. It will also convert harmful elements into something that the pond and its inhabitants will benefit from.
The filter should be put on top of the waterfall so that the water is cleansed even before it flows into the pond.
The type of filter to be installed into your garden pond waterfall depends on the function that you want it to maintain. Again, you can ask your dealer for suggestions on what is the best filter to buy.
When all these are accounted for, all that needs to be done is for the waterfall to be built into your pond. You can do it yourself if you feel that you are capable of putting on and installing all the materials together. If not, you can always opt to have someone do it for you to save you all the trouble.
Once you have all these in their proper places in the garden pond waterfall, you can now turn on the power supply for the pump, sit back and enjoy the fruit of all your hard work.