Waterfall Installation Tips For Homeowners

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Waterfall Installation Tips For Homeowners

16 May 2022
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The addition of a waterfall to your property can be an improvement that will greatly enhance the beauty and charm of your property. Not surprisingly, the installation of a waterfall can be a major upgrade to make to a property. As a result, homeowners will need to be adequately prepared to consider all of the factors that will play a role in determining the results that they get from this upgrade.

Be Mindful Of The Splash From The Waterfall

A waterfall installation is likely to create a splash zone. The size of this zone will depend on the amount of water that is coming from the waterfall, the height of the waterfall, and the type of surface where the water is landing. For example, a waterfall that uses a large amount of water and that is hitting rocks or other hard substances can send large droplets up to several feet from where the water is landing. Being aware of this splash zone can allow you to make sure that suitable plants or hardscaping are placed in these areas. This will avoid the risk of destabilizing erosion occurring near the base of the waterfall.

Place The Pumps Where They Can Be Easily Accessed

To move the water to the top of the waterfall, a pumping system will be needed. While waterfall pumps are fairly reliable, they can fail and will require regular maintenance. For these reasons, the placement of these pumps will be an important design consideration. Often, these pumps will be positioned where an access hatch can be discretely installed. This will allow technicians to reach these pumps when they require work without dramatically altering the aesthetics of the waterfall. Furthermore, potted plants and other moveable items can be positioned in this area to further mask their presence.

Consider The Power Source For Your Waterfall's Pumps And Lights

Your waterfall will need a steady supply of electricity to power its pumps and any lights that you may have installed with it. Depending on the energy needs of this system, there may be solar options that you can use. These solar panels and batteries can produce and store enough power to provide electricity to pumps and LED or other high-efficiency lights. However, these solar panels will need unobstructed sunlight, which can make them harder to hide. For a homeowner that is wanting to avoid the aesthetics of having these panels near their waterfalls, it may be necessary to install a power connection from the home.

For more information, contact a local company, like Sculptured Earth.

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