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Made in the USA from Stainless Steel, Formal Falls are a beautiful yet simple way to add the aesthetics of water to your patio or landscape within a block retaining wall.

888.619.3474  |  5359 N. Michigan Rd. Saginaw, MI 48604  |  |  Mon - Fri: 8am - 5pm ET

About Formal Falls

The water flows out from the stone in a nice, smooth sheet and into a basin below.  These wall waterfalls can be easily added to any block wall structure and are a great alternative to fountains.  They can be used to adorn a garden, pool, outdoor living area, or even a home or business foyer!


The Formal Falls has a low-energy, color-changing, remote controlled, LED lighting system that creates a beautiful nighttime display. The basin was designed to create an easy way to install the system within a block wall structure, and the use of the autofill kit virtually eliminates all maintenance for the consumer.

Product Features

PondBuilder Mini Formal Falls
PondBuilder Medium Formal Falls
  • 18 gauge Stainless Steel Weir Construction (No need for in-wall steel bridging material)
  • Self Draining: Simple to winterize
  • Color Changing: 16 Colors \ Select a Color, Fade, Strobe functions
  • IR Remote Controlled Lighting works up to 20ft away
  • 8", 16”, 28" & 40" Wide are Standard Sizes (Custom sizes available)

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Three Formal Falls units in a retaining wall with paver patio

Project Ideas

Although Formal Falls can be purchased as a self-circulating kit, below are a few other ways to use the Formal Falls:

1.  Mid-wall installs vs. under copping

2.  Waterwalls- downward facing

3.  Indoor Waterfalls built in-wall

4.  Specialty: Boat & Outdoor Showers

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Each Formal Falls requires a particular flow rate to achieve the level of performance detailed by the illustrations and guide.


Please note, for custom applications where the Formal Falls will be used outside of the standard kits, you will need to provide accurate information pertaining to the install to your supplier.


This product is not intended for harsh environments, such as saltwater or other corrosive environments, please refer to our Custom Formal Falls.


Overall heights desired, proximity of the pump to the Formal Falls, and plumbing schematics covering all connections and sizing between the pump and the Formal Falls unit.  Providing detailed drawings and specifications will ensure proper performance resulting in ideal flow rates through the Formal Falls.

Formal Falls lights

How it Works...

A Retaining Wall Waterfall works much like a pond-less waterfall.

The Formal Falls molded Basin is placed on a suitable base with the pump protected inside the basin. Wall block or other suitable material is stacked all around the molded basin. The Formal Falls spillway rests inside the wall block and is covered. The pump inside the basin pumps the water via tubing to the Formal Falls where the water returns via a waterfall into the basin. An LED light strip, located inside the Formal Falls unit, illuminates the waterfall for a spectacular night display.

How it Works: Retaining Wall Waterfall Illustration

Formal Falls Basin

Formal Falls Basins can be sunk in-ground or used above grade with NO Winterizing needed.  In the spring simply drain and add fresh water.  The basin come equipped with dual pump access (left or right side) through a stainless steel access panel located just under the splash mat.  Additionally, if you are looking to install our Elite AutoFill Valve to maintain the water level or to reduce manual filling, a pre-installed spinweld located on both the left and right makes installation fast and easy.


5-Year Warranty on the Formal Falls Basin

PondBuilder Formal Falls Basin

Send us your questions about Formal Falls, please contact us below.


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