Ultimate pondless waterfall and pool is easy to install and easy to clean.

Ultimate Pondless Waterfall
and Pool

A pondless waterfall and pool is a waterfall and pool without a pond. The pool is shallow and makes a great place for birds to bathe and play.  The concept is pretty simple.. A pondless waterfall and pool is for those that want the look and sound of a waterfall and pool, but don't want a pond.




Ultimate pondless waterfall and pool is easy to install and easy to clean

 The waterfall is created using a patented Hydro Vortex™ waterfall filter. Water wells up through the filter then cascade down over rocks and boulders then down into the pool. The water then disappears into an easy to clean HydroSieve™ pre filter. Water passes through the HydroSieve™ down into a HydroChamber™ underground water tank. There is no standing water!

A pondless waterfall and pool
makes a beautiful addition to any landscape
and can help cover road and neighborhood noises
.


A pondless waterfall and pool is child friendly. The pool is just a few inches deep - like a large bird bath. A pondless waterfall is the safest water feature you can have. This is especially important if there are small children present. You can install a pondless waterfall and pool anywhere. Front yard, backyard, courtyard ..... anywhere you would want the sights and sounds of a beautiful waterfall and pool.

Diagram of how the Ultimate pondless waterfall and pool works and how it is different from all the others.

The Ultimate in Modular Design

The Ultimate pondless waterfall and pool system gives you unlimited design options: Design the waterfall and pool in one section of the landscape and remotely install the HydroSieve™ pre-filter in another location, and remotely install the HydroChamber™ water storage tank in yet another location. Ultimate pondless waterfall and pool systems are modular to provide you with ultimate flexibility in your design.




Ultimate Pondless Waterfall with Pool
is Easy to Clean!

Each and every Ultimate pondless waterfall and pool system comes with a HydroSieve™ pre-filter that captures debris. No longer is rock and gravel used as a pre-filter as with conventional pondless waterfall and pool systems.

The Ultimate pondless waterfall and pool is designed to give the designer more installation options, and for the end-user to be able to easily clean and maintain it themselves. An Ultimate pondless waterfall and pool gives installers more creative design options.

Ultimate Pondless Waterfall and Pool Systems are the Most Advanced 

 

Ultimate Pondless Waterfall with Pool Kit Ultimate Pondless Waterfall and Pool Features:

  • HydroSieve™ pre-filter to capture leaves, needles, and debris into a 316 Stainless Steel filter basket for easy cleaning
  • HydroChamber™ pump chamber and water storage basin in one convenient tank - eliminating the need for large storage basin excavations, basin underlayment, basin liner, pump vault, water storage blocks, and rock
  • Hydro Vortex™ backwashable biological vortex waterfall filter to capture and remove fine particulates and to metabolize dust, pollen, bird waste, and other organics from the water
  • Easier pump access
  • Submersible and external pump compatible


  • A conventional pondless waterfall with stream feeds algae. Conventional pondless waterfall and pool systems are more difficult to install and virtually impossible to clean.The biggest complaint that people have with a conventional pondless waterfall and pool is algae.

    All conventional pondless waterfall and pool systems use rock and gravel as the pre-filter - whether over matrix blocks or not. The rock and gravel acts as the pre-filter. The rock and gravel traps debris that falls or blows into the pondless waterfall and stream. Decaying debris caught in the rocks and gravel feeds algae. Algae covered waterfalls and streams are an eyesore.

     

    Another complaint people have with conventional pondless waterfall and pool systems is that they have no other design alternatives. The gravel covered water storage basin must always be located the end of the pool.

    Ultimate Pondless Waterfall and Pool Systems are Different!

    Ultimate pondless waterfall and Stream Systems let you install the pre-filter in one location and the water storage tank in another location, and both can be located away from the end of the stream - giving you maximum design opportunities.

    The Ultimate Pondless Waterfall and Pool System


    At the heart of every Ultimate pondless waterfall and pool system is the revolutionary HydroSieve™ pre-filter and HydroChamber™ pump chamber/water storage tank. Also featured is the easy to clean - fully backwashable Hydro Vortex™ Waterfall Filter. Combined with the HydroFlush™ Backwash System, you can clean your Ultimate Pondless Waterfall and pool in seconds!

    Ultimate pondless waterfall and pool systems utilize the HydroSieve™ pre-filter to capture leaves, needles, lawn clippings, blossoms, and other debris. Simply empty the HydroSieve's™ stainless steel filter basket. The easy way to maintain a pondless waterfall and pool!

    The Ultimate pondless waterfall and pool system is modular. It provides you with the most design options. Conventional pondless waterfall and pool systems always have the pump inside a slotted pump vault located in the gravel basin at the end of the stream. You then have to bring electrical power service close to the gravel basin.

     

    The Ultimate pondless waterfall and pool system lets you install the HydroChamber™ near where you already have electrical service - even if it's away from the waterfall and pool!

    You can have the HydroSieve™ next to or away from the pool, and the HydroChamber™ next to the HydroSieve™, or away from it! It is all connect by underground pipe!

    Conventional Pondless Waterfall and Pool Systems Just Can't Compare

    Conventional pondless waterfalls can only be cleaned by hand.You can only clean a conventional pondless waterfall by hand.


    WHO WANTS TO HAND PICK DEBRIS FROM 
    CONVENTIONAL PONDLESS WATERFALL GRAVEL BASINS?

     

      

     

    Advantages of the Ultimate Pondless Waterfall and Pool System


    Ultimate pondless waterfalls are modular.

    The HydroChamber™ “all-in-one” pump vault and water storage tank provides unlimited pondless waterfall and pool design options. The Ultimate pondless waterfall and pool system is modular. You have complete creative design control of where you want your pump and water storage for your pondless waterfall and pool.

    If you choose, it can be at the end of your pool. The most creative place to put your pump and water storage is completely away from and out of site from the end of your pool. HydroChambers™ “daisy-chain” together for unlimited water volume storage.

    Ultimate pondless waterfalls are super easy to clean.

     

    With the Ultimate pondless waterfall and pool system, you no longer are required to have the pump and water storage at the end of your stream.

    Ultimate pondless waterfall and pool systems combine both a HydroChamber™ and HydroSieve™ pre-filter to replace conventional gravel filled water storage basins. The Ultimate pondless waterfall and pool system is so easy to clean that anyone can do it! A clean pondless waterfall and pool is simply more beautiful. Your pondless waterfall and pool will be a joy to own and be appreciated instead of being a dreaded maintenance nightmare.

     

    The lid on the HydroChamber resembles an irrigation valve box cover.

    The HydroChamber’s™ non-obtrusive lid resembles a typical round irrigation valve box found in landscapes everywhere. The HydroChamber™ becomes virtually “invisible” in the landscape away from your pondless waterfall and pool while remaining easy to access. The HydroChamber™ “all-in-one” pump vault water storage tank can be installed anywhere you choose.

    The HydroChamber is strong and durable.

     

    Strong and durable rotationally moldy HDPE direct burial water tank - shown easily supporting over 400 pounds of strong pond builder men! The HydroChamber™ All-in-One Pondless Pump Vault Water Storage Tank lets you install it anywhere in your landscape. Instead of bringing electrical power to where you want your pondless waterfall and pool, the HydroChamber™ can be installed where you already have electrical power!

    HydroChamber™ All-in-One Pondless Pump Vault Water Storage Tank provides you with complete pondless waterfall and pool design freedom. The HydroChamber™ eliminates the requirement of having a large excavation with the pump and water storage in two separate devices contained within liner. It also provides you unlimited creativity for your pondless waterfall and pool design.

    Cleaning Ultimate Pondless Waterfall and Pool Systems

    This is the easy way to clean pondless waterfall pre-filters Ultimate pondless waterfalls include a stainless steel filter basket inside the pre-filter to capture debris for easy removal.

    The HydroChamber™ pairs with the HydroSieve™ pondless pre-filter for ease of cleaning. All conventional pondless waterfall and pool systems use rock and gravel as the pre-filter to the aqua blocks and slotted pump vault. The water forces debris deep down into the rock and gravel. NOT SO with the Ultimate pondless waterfall and pool system! The water forces the debris into the Hydro Sieve™. All you have to do is remove the stainless steel basket from the Hydro Sieve™ and hose it out! Compare THAT with hand picking debris from the rocks and gravel!


    Two Questions You Need to Ask BEFORE
    Purchasing or Installing a Conventional Rock Filled Pondless Waterfalls:

    1. How do I clean the tree needles, flower blossoms, cottonwood tree and dandelion seeds, bird poop, and dead worms from conventional rock filled pondless waterfall basin?
    2. What happens if I don’t clean it?

    Conventional pondless waterfalls gravel basins can only be clean by hand!You can only remove leaves from conventional pondless pondless waterfalls by hand!The only way to remove Cottonwood tree seeds, Dandelion seeds, bird poop, and dead worms from conventional pondless waterfall and pool is by hand!  Gross!

    The answer to the first question is:
    By Hand!

    The only way to remove leaves, tree needles, mulch, grass clippings, flower blossoms, windblown seeds such as cottonwood and dandelions,
    bird poop, dead insects, dead worms, bird feathers, and other debris from a conventional pondless waterfall basin is … by hand!   

     

    Conventional pondless waterfalls trap debris in the gravel basin that if not removed by hand will grow excessive algae and become an eyesore.Conventional pondless waterfalls grow excessive algae on the waterfalls that becomes a maintenance nightmare and an eyesore.




    The answer to the
    second question is:
    Algae, and lots of it!

     



    Debris decaying down inside the rock of a conventional pondless waterfall and pool basin smells terrible and grows algae like crazy! Algae grows on waterfall rocks, rocks and gravel within the pool, and the basin rock itself. To control the algae, you’ll have to hand pick debris from the gravel basin, pay someone to do it for you, or apply large amounts of expensive algaecides regularly. This drastically adds to the cost of ownership of this type of pondless waterfall and pool. Ultimate pondless waterfall and pool systems save you these costs and lower your cost of ownership!

    Conventional pondless waterfall and pool systems require larger excavations and are almost impossible to clean.

    The Problems with Conventional Pondless Waterfall and Pool Systems

    • Require Large Excavations
    • Limited Design Options
    • Virtually Impossible to Clean
    • Grow Excessive Algae
    • Become Maintenance Nightmares
    • Become Eyesores
    • Clog Over Time
    • Eventually Need Total Replacement
    • Higher Cost of Ownership

    All conventional pondless waterfall and pool systems require the pump vault and gravel filled water storage basin to be at the end of the stream. They offer no creative pondless waterfall and pool design options. You have no choice with your pondless waterfall and pool design. The pump vault and water storage basin must always be connected to the end of your pool.

    No matter the pondless waterfall brand: Aquascape, Easy Pro, Savio, Atlantic, Pond Builder, American Pond, Little Giant, Proline, Danner, and others …. they ALL utilize conventional gravel basins. Some use gravel covered matrix blocks - and the results are the same - hard to clean so they grow excessive algae. 

    Conventional pondless waterfalls can only be cleaned by hand.

    Conventional Pondless Waterfall and Stream Basins
    Are Difficult to Clean

    Conventional pondless waterfall and pool system gravel water storage basins are difficult, if not impossible clean. Water is a magnet for wind blown debris. Even if you don't have trees, plants, flowers, lawn, or any type of landscaping whatsoever near your pondless waterfall and pool.

    PONDLESS WATERFALLS AND STREAMS
    CATCH WIND BLOWN DEBRIS!


    The wind will blow tree needles, cottonwood seeds, blossoms, leaves, dust, mulch, and more into your pondless waterfall and stream. Conventional pondless waterfall rock and gravel basins will capture all that debris. The force of the water will drive it down into the rocks.

    Debris trapped in the gravel basin will decay and feed algae. Over time it will eventually clog. This will happen with all brands of conventional pondless waterfall and pool systems. Russell Watergardens' Ultimate pondless waterfall and stream systems let you easily remove debris before it can feed algae.

    Conventional Pondless Waterfall Basins
    Require Large Excavations

    Conventional pondless waterfall require large excavationsWhy would anyone want to dig a huge hole in the ground only to fill it back up with underlayment, liner, multiple pump vaults, water storage matrix blocks, and tons of rock? The cost of the rock, gravel, pump vaults, matrix blocks …. AND the labor to dig the huge hole and to place all these things in it is much higher than HydroChamber™ All-in-One Pondless Pump Chamber Water Storage Tanks.

    The HydroChamber™ is designed to house up to two pumps AND two matrix blocks worth of water storage in one single unit. It is also a direct burial tank so underlayment, liner, and rock is NOT required for water storage. Unlike the slotted pump vaults shown in this photo at the base of the water feature, the HydroChamber™ can be installed in a remote location away from the water feature - out of sight!

    HydroChamber and HydroSieve excavation size is much smaller than conventional pondless waterfalls.

    With the combined pump vault and water storage tank configuration of the HydroChamber™, the pondless waterfall basin can be significantly smaller than conventional pondless waterfall water storage basins. A smaller pondless basin requires less labor, saving you installation time and money.

    With the “all-in-one” pump vault and water storage tank configuration of the HydroChamber™, the pondless waterfall basin can be significantly smaller than conventional pondless waterfall water storage basins.



    One HydroChamber replaces liner, underlayment, rock, pump vault, and matrix blocks in pondless waterfalls.

    Conventional pondless waterfall basins consist of a slotted pump vault, water matrix blocks, liner, underlayment, rock, and gravel. The HydroSieve and HydroChamber replace all that in a smaller space. A smaller pondless waterfall and stream basin requires less labor, saving you installation time and money.

    As the sayings go: ... "You get what you pay for!" and "Pay me now .... or pay me later!"

    What do you mean ... "Pay me later"?

    Conventional Pondless Waterfall “Basin-Ectomy”

    The only way to correct a clogged conventional pondless waterfall gravel basin is to dig it up.The only way to prevent conventional pondless waterfalls from clogging with debris is to replace them with Ultimate pondless waterfalls.

     

    Over time, not even algaecides can solve the problem. The river rock pre-filter required by all conventional pondless waterfalls no matter what they’re called – Just a Falls, Pond Free, No Pond, Zero Pond – they ALL become clogged over time.

     

    When the gravel and river rock gets clogged, water flow to the pump becomes restricted. Eventually the pump will pump water out faster than it can return – causing the pump run dry and burn out. The cost of repeatedly replacing a pump significantly increases the cost of ownership of conventional pondless waterfalls.

    The only way to fix algae-ridden conventional pondless waterfalls is to replace them with Ultimate pondless waterfalls.Completely replacing conventional pondless waterfalls with Ultimate pondless waterfalls will lower you cost of ownership and save you money over time.

    The only remedy to this problem is the complete dismantling of the gravel pondless basin. This is known as a “Basin-Ectomy”. It is the complete dismantling and removal of the clogged gravel, matrix blocks, slotted pump vault, basin liner, and basin underlayment and replacing them with Ultimate system equipment. Choose the Ultimate pondless system from Russell Watergardens and save time, effort, and money!

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