Design Considerations For Garden Waterfalls
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What should I think about when designing a waterfall?
Garden waterfalls are wonderful additions to any landscape. Garden waterfalls provide a beautiful oasis environment, as well as much needed oxygen to any pool, pond or fountain. If you're designing a garden waterfall, there are a few things to consider.
- Keep proportions in mind. You want to design the waterfall at the appropriate size to the body of water it will be going into.
- Think about overall scale. Determine the appropriate height, weight and speed of the waterfall's water flow.
- Consider the pump size. Once you've determined scale and size, you can figure out how large of a pump you need.
- Think about the impact of the waterfall on its surroundings. It's always a good idea to keep a liner underneath the zone where the waterfall will be landing. This will protect the surface from cracking and other damage.