Large Pond-Less Waterfall


If space is lacking in your yard or you have safety concerns with a pond then a Cascading Waterfall is your best choice. It’s a waterfall and stream, without the pond.

Is a Pond-Less Waterfall Right for Your Space?


The small size of a Cascading Waterfall means you can build and enjoy a beautiful waterfall anywhere in your yard- front or back!


Because there is no pool of water, a Cascading 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 water feature you want to build. On average, a professionally installed Cascading Falls will range from $1,500 to $5,000+ depending on waterfall size and type of rockwork involved. Operating costs are also less as it’s not necessary to run the pump 24/7. You can set the pump on a timer to operate only when you are home.


Taking care of your Cascading Waterfall is easy. Filling the reservoir every few weeks to compensate for evaporated water is all that’s required. Or you can install an automatic fill valve and eliminate virtually all maintenance!

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Pond-Less Waterfall Kits

Pond-less waterfalls have re-circulating water that cascades over natural rock formations and disappears into a hidden water reservoir, similar to a water fountain, but only better!  You can set the pump on a timer so it only runs at certain times of the day.  They are perfect for homeowners who want the sights and sounds of a waterfall without the maintenance of a pond.

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DIY & Elite Cascading Falls Pond-Less Waterfall Kits come complete with:

Protective Liner, Spillway box, Pump Canyon, Basin Matrix, PVC Flex Pipe, Complete Instructions

How it Works...

A Cascading Waterfall works much like a regular pond.

The hole is dug then lined with a flexible liner, then basin matrix boxes are added to keep the reservoir open and available for water, then the basin matrix boxes are covered with rock and gravel, and filled with water. The water is then circulated from beneath the rocks and gravel by a pump that sits on the bottom, inside a Pump Canyon. A pipe runs from there up to a Cascade Waterfall spillway and into an overflowing waterfall, where it falls back into the reservoir. Since the water level never pools above the level of the rock and gravel, it gives the appearance of a waterfall without a pond, when in fact, the “pond” is there but not visible.

How it Works: Pond-Less Waterfall Illustration

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