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Pondless (Disappearing) Waterfall Design & Installation

Serving Lexington & Central Kentucky

The waterfall is undoubtedly the most beautiful and favored feature in a water garden. If space is lacking in your yard or you have safety concerns with a pond, go Pondless®! The name basically explains it all. It’s a waterfall and stream, without the pond.
So why would you want a waterfall without a pond? The truth is that a Pondless® Waterfall isn’t for everyone, but it can be a great alternative for someone who isn’t quite sure if an ecosystem pond is right for their family. If you're looking for great landscape ideas in the Lexington KY or the Central Kentucky surrounding areas, look into having H2O Designs install a Pondless® Waterfall for you. Pondless Waterfalls, or disappearing waterfalls, are simply a re-circulating waterfall and/or stream without the presence of a pond. You can enjoy the sight and sound of running water without the maintenance of a pond.

The Disappearing Pondess Waterfall is perfect for those of you in the Lexington / Central Kentucky (Ky) area who want a waterfall but aren't so sure about a ecosystem pond or worried about young children around a pond Pondless systems include the sound of a waterfall, rocks, gravel, and aquatic plants that you would normally have in a pond, but no fish and more important no water deeper than a couple of inches! That's why it is called pondless! Pondless (Also called a Disappearing Waterfall) water feature systems are perfect for schools, businesses and those who want a front yard water feature, travel frequently, have young children or limited space.

So How Exactly Does a Pondless Waterfall Work?

The water is pumped to the waterfall or rock fountain and disappears into the pondless basin, which contains the pump chamber and pump. These water features can also have a stream incorporated into the design for added interest. The modular equipment in the pondless waterfall basin beneath the rocks and gravel is strong enough for more than ten adults to stand on.

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The small size of the Pondless® Waterfall means you can build and enjoy a beautiful waterfall anywhere in your Lexington & Central Kentucky yard.


Taking care of your Pondless® Waterfall is easy. Filling the reservoir every few weeks to compensate for water loss because of evaporation is all that’s required.


Because there is no pool of water, a Pondless® Waterfall is a great option if you are concerned about safety issues associated with a traditional pond.


Cost can be a big factor when considering the type of pond you want to build. In most cases, the price of a Pondless® waterfall will be less than a pond, because there is less labor involved, as well as less rock and materials. Operating costs are also less. Because you’re not dealing with an established ecosystem, it’s not necessary to run the pump 24/7.


Perhaps the best part of the Pondless® Waterfall is the possibility for the future. If you change your mind later, wishing you’d build a pond, that’s ok! If you leave enough room around the base of the waterfall, it’s easy to add a pond onto a Pondless® Waterfall.


It might be difficult to imagine a waterfall and stream without a pond. Where does the water go? A Pondless® Waterfall works much like a regular pond. The excavation is dug, then lined EPDM liner and underlayment, Aquablox on pump vault installed, and then filled with water. The water is then circulated from beneath the rocks and gravel by a pump that sits on the bottom, inside a Snorkel™ Vault and Centipede™ Module.

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