Want to turn your backyard into an oasis? Consider installing a water feature. When it comes to adding a water feature to their backyard, many homeowners wonder if they should go for a pond or a pondless waterfall.

As the name suggests, pondless waterfalls don’t have a pond. Instead, they pump water stored in a large in-ground reservoir up and through the spillway.

Pondless waterfalls are easier to maintain than ponds. As there is no pond, you can’t keep fish, which means you will spend less time cleaning fish waste and more time appreciating the beauty of your water feature.

Though pondless waterfalls require less maintenance than ponds, issues with algae, and debris can arise if you overlook maintenance. Remove algae regularly. Add water to the reservoir occasionally to compensate for evaporation.

As pondless waterfalls don’t have fish, the pump does not need to run constantly to aerate the water and could be placed on a switch or timer to use only when required. When a pump runs occasionally, it lasts longer and is more cost effective.

Pondless waterfalls are easy to install. Design considerations (regarding the pit) are not as important as they would be when designing a pond.

With a pondless waterfall, you will be able to enjoy the sights and sounds of running water without digging too deep into your pocket.

Pondscapes is a renowned pond repair company in Scottsdale. Whether you are planning to install a new water feature or want to maintain an existing one, our team has you covered. To book a consultation with one of our pros, call us at 480-987-7781.