Is a Pondless Waterfall Right For You?

If you’re renovating your outdoor living space, there is nothing more beautiful and tranquil than a waterfall. A popular style of waterfall that is more realistic for smaller areas such as backyards is a pondless waterfall, which is a dry waterfall on which the water flows over rocks and into a bed of gravel, recirculating the water back to the top of the waterfall. Although they are becoming increasingly popular in outdoor spaces around the country, there are a few essential factors to consider when choosing between a traditional waterfall and a pondless waterfall for your space. 

A few benefits of having a pondless waterfall include:

Less Work

A pondless waterfall means that there is no pond for you to care for. From preventing unwanted vegetation such as algae from contaminating the water to removing insects and debris, keeping a pond looking clean can be a lot of work; therefore, many homeowners enjoy the experience of having a waterfall without as much necessary upkeep. 

Increased Safety

If you have small children or pets, the idea of a pond can be daunting due to their safety. While we recommend all kids and pets are monitored around water features, a pondless waterfall provides less of a drowning risk to worry about, so you can enjoy your beautiful waterfall with peace of mind. 

Less Space Needed

Outdoor ponds can take up the majority of space in one’s backyard or another small outdoor area, leaving some homeowners reluctant about the idea of installing a pond waterfall. Pondless waterfalls mean all the beauty of a waterfall while leaving as much free space in your backyard as possible. 

Whether you are looking to install a pondless waterfall in your outdoor space or want help maintaining an existing pondless water feature, Hiner Outdoor Living is here to help. Our team of expert designers and landscapers can help you determine what the best waterfall is for your space, and can make construction or repair as simple as possible. Schedule a free discovery call today to get started. We can’t wait to help you transform your outdoor space!