May 1, 2009, Newsletter Issue #113: Outdoor Waterfall Glossary

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The outdoor waterfall can be as simple as one steady stream culminating into a small pond or as complicated as a series of tiers working its way down to a pool. Whether an outdoor waterfall is on a small or large scale, there are some standard components to be aware of. Here is our outdoor waterfall glossary so you can familiarize yourself.

Outlet pipe - This is where the flow of water exits and turns into a descending stream of a curtain of water.

Header pool In a series of descending waterfalls, this is the flat area of moving water before the stream ends at the base.

Edging stones These can be any rocks which serve to decorate or create a border for the edge of a waterfall or stream.

Flexible liner- This lines the base of the waterfall to create a waterproof area.

Flexible tubing This carries the water upstream from the pump.

Pump This uses electricity to re-circulate the water from the base of the waterfall back to the top.

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