The sheer volume of the waterfall for this project is amazing in and of itself-- 25'x22' and about 9' tall, showcasing 40 tons of rock, some half of the size of a volkswagen (picture that). To lift these heavy pieces, we even had to rent a full size excavator instead of using our own mini!
The waterfeature project took about a week and a half with a 3 man crew and involved some really awesome veining that will be pictured in a Part 2 blog. The rest of this pool project will be finished by Aquavisions within the next few months-- we can't wait to get some finished photos/videos with running water and that gushing awesome waterfall sound to put in our Part 2 blog being posted in early 2018.
Pool Waterfall Installation Process
"Pool Waterfalls" are a whole different ballgame when it comes to our typical waterfeature installation because they don't contain the regular filtration components of waterfeatures/watergardens that contain pond fish or aquatic plants. Generally, for example, we use and promote the Aquascape Filtration System because the ease of use and maintenance. The filtration system used for the pool waterfall, however, is the same filtration system used to keep the waterfall's water quality ideal.
So what is the regular/seasonal waterfeature maintenance on something like this?
Pool Waterfall Maintenance
Fall maintenance on a pool waterfall falls in line with the shutdown of the pool--- once the water is drained out of the pool and the pump is pulled, all is taken care of. A net can be installed over the waterfall to make spring leaf clean-up easier. Regular waterfeature maintenance may be a lot more involved when fish are present---if you're wondering about what typical maintenance is, jump over to our Fall/Winter Life Support blog.
So What Now??
Dreamscapes also carries a full line of pond supplies from water treatments and fish medications to pond pumps, heaters, fountains, plants and fish! Tadpoles and snails are also available at our Aquatic Retail Center in Lebanon, Pennsylvania seasonally while supplies last from May-August. If you think you need it, we have it!
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