How To Build An Outdoor Waterfall - Page 3
You should also remember to elevate your top spillway rock slightly in the back, to create a sort of angle or chute down which the water can fall.
Once your spillway rocks have been set in place, arrange the tubing and pump or pumps to create the waterfall and allow it to begin to cascade. First you fill the base and test the pump. It is possible, and, as a matter of fact, probable that you will need to make many adjustments to get the flow of water and pump to waterfall in the perfect cascade. There will be a certain amount of bending of the tubing involved, but it should extend from the pump base to the top of the fall with as much ease as possible. Of course, at the same time you will want the tubing to hide, some people paint and mount their tubing. Some people hide their tubing in the rock wall, depending on how it will all look in the end and how much difference it makes to you. Many people consider visible tubing for their pump an eyesore compared to the rest of your elegant, unbelievable, creatively designed, cascading waterfall.
This will be a time of trial and error, until you have the waterfall exactly the way you want it. You will primarily be working with water pressure at this point. The more height your last spillway rock has the more splash you can create depending on water pressure. If you are going for no more than a calming flush or gurgle you will want to increase the amount and span (or width) of the water falling across the last spillway stone. The width of the stone (all of your stones, in fact) is important as is the width of the stream of water that pours from it.
The end is the most fun you will have in the entire experience of making this lovely display. Now it is time to perfect your creation. So play around with it until you are happy with the flow, the ambiance, the soothing environment around you – and you will love what you have done.
In the end, it is time to relax and unwind. In the calming presence of an inexpensive yet breathtaking landscape of refreshing coolness and humidity, soothing sounds, and luxurious design all your own, you will be proud of yourself! Your outdoor waterfall will be as beautiful, perhaps even better than you ever possibly imagined, with a simple and inexpensive project you can do all on your own.
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