Ultimate Easy to Clean Pondless Waterfall Kits for Ultimate Pondless Water Features

Easy to Clean Pondless Waterfalls are Much Less Expensive to Own
Long After Price has been Forgotten, Value and Piece of Mind are Not

Ultimate Pondless Waterfall Kits Vs. Conventional Pondless Waterfall Kits What You NEED to Know! 

An easy to clean pondless waterfall is much less expensive to own.
When a cheap price is long forgotten, value and piece of mind are not.

Ultimate Pondless Waterfall Kits are Easy to CleanA Pondless Waterfall is
Only as Beautiful as it can be Maintained!

Ultimate Pondless Waterfall Kits are ...
Easy to Install and Easy to Clean!

A Clean and Fresh Pondless Waterfall is not only
More Beautiful …
A Clean and Fresh Pondless Waterfall
is Healthier for Children, Pets, and Wildlife


No matter what you call it - Pond Free waterfalls, pond less waterfall, waterless ponds, Just-a-falls, pondless waterfall, or pond-free waterfalls - you should ALWAYS ask: "How do I clean it?"  Afterall, you will be the one cleaning it, or paying someone a lot of money to clean it for you. A cheap pondless waterfall kit doesn't mean less expensive over the life or the pondless waterfall. Only at Russell, do we tell you how easy to clean our pondless waterfall kits are, and that an Ultimate pondless waterfall kit has the lowest cost of ownership in the industry.  Before purchasing any pondless waterfall kit, do some research, ask lots of questions, and compare any brand of pondless waterfall kit to an Ultimate Pondless Waterfall Kit - you will then completely understand the importance of easy cleaning.


Ultimate Pondless Waterfall KitsUltimate Pondless Waterfall kits feature an easy to clean HydroSieve™-PF pre-filter so you can easily remove leaves, tree needles, blossoms, weed and tree seeds as well as mulch, lawn clippings, bird feathers, worms, insects, and all windblown debris. Each pondless water feature kit also includes a patented easy to clean Hydro Vortex™ backwashable biological waterfall filter to process dissolved organics such as dust, pollen, phosphates, bird waste, acid rain, and other dissolved organics. Removing debris and processing dissolved organics results in clean, fresh water.

Each pondless water feature kit also includes a HydroChamber™ “All-in-One” pump chamber and water storage tank. The HydroChamber™ is pre-plumbed for up to two pumps and an auto water fill valve. It is compatible with both submersible and external waterfall pumps. It is easier to install because it requires a much smaller excavation than conventional pondless waterfall  basins.

Ultimate Pondless Waterfall Kits are a Better Value


A single HydroChamber™ replaces basin underlayment, rubber liner, a slotted pump vault, two water matrix blocks, hundreds of pounds of rock and gravel, and hours of intensive digging labor time.

All components included with each Ultimate Pondless Waterfall Kit are modular. Modular components provide you with unlimited creative design options. The waterfall filter can be installed in one location, the pre-filter in another, and the pump chamber in yet another location. Install the HydroChamber™ near an existing electrical power source so you don’t have to install an new electrical source next to the splashing water of the waterfalls. This also makes for a much more child-safe pondless waterfall.

When comparing pondless waterfall kits – look closely at what the kit includes …. not just the price.

You’ll do yourself a favor by asking the following questions about a pondless waterfall kit

  • How do I clean it?
  • Does it come with an easy to clean pre-filter?
  • Does it come with an actual biological waterfall filter?
  • Is the waterfall filter backwashable?
  • Does it require rock and gravel as the pre-filter?
  • Are the components modular?

With each Ultimate Pondless Waterfall Kit ….. you know the answers to these questions.

Ultimate Pondless Waterfall Kits = Clean and Fresh Pondless Waterfalls

Ultimate Pondless Waterfall Kits Feature:

  • Complete Pre and Post filtration for the cleanest, freshest pondless waterfall
  • HydroChamber™ combination pump vault water tank
  • HydroSieve™ pre-filter with easy to clean stainless steel filter basket
  • Hydro Vortex™ Back-washable Waterfall Filter
  • Hydro FilterSilk™ easy to clean filtration media
  • Filter clean out kit with heavy duty black flexible PVC pipe, and stainless steel lever shut-off valve
  • Choice of filter backwash options
  • Stainless steel hardware
  • Heavy duty black flexible PVC pipe
  • Choice of submersible pumps or choice of external pumps
  • Cam-lock check valve assembly
  • 45 ml EPDM rubber liner for waterfall and stream
  • 15 ml geotextile underlayment for waterfall and stream
  • PVC glue and primer
  • 100% silicone sealant
  • 16 oz. can of HydroFoam™ black waterfall foam sealant
  • 4″ Remote installation pipe NOT included

Ultimate Pondless Waterfall kits make beautiful waterfalls that are easy to maintainUltimate Pondless Waterfall Kits

A pondless waterfall is a waterfall without a pond. Pretty simple concept. Also known as; “pond-free”, “no-pond”, “just-a-falls”, “zero pond”, and others. It is a waterfall for those that want the look and sound of a waterfall, but don’t want a pond.

Backyard pondless waterfalls make a beautiful addition to any landscape and help cover road and neighborhood noise.

A pondless waterfall is child friendly. A waterfall is created using a patented Hydro Vortex™ waterfall filter. Water wells up through the filter then cascades down over rocks and boulders. The water 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!

Ultimate Pondless Waterfall kits give you more design options

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 anywhere. Front yard, backyard, courtyard ….. anywhere you would want the sights and sounds of beautiful waterfalls.

Unlimited Creative Design Options
Pondless Waterfall and Stream 

The Ultimate pondless waterfall and stream system gives you unlimited design options: Design the waterfall in one section of the landscape, a stream free flowing across the landscape, remotely install the HydroSieve™-PF pre-filter in another location, and remotely install the HydroChamber™ water storage tank in yet another location. The units can also be installed adjacent to each other. Ultimate pondless waterfall and stream systems are modular to provide you with ultimate flexibility in your design.

Easy to clean Hydro Sieve filter basket

Ultimate Pondless Waterfalls are
Easy to Clean!

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

Ultimate Pondless Waterfalls give the designer more installation options. The end-user can easily clean and maintain it themselves. Our Ultimate pondless waterfall kits provide installers more creative design options: Design the waterfalls in one section of the landscape, remotely install the HydroSieve™-PF pre-filter in another location, and remotely install the HydroChamber™ water storage tank in yet another location – with any type of landscaping in between.


Ultimate Pondless Waterfall Kits are
the Most Advanced Pondless Waterfall Kits Available

Ultimate Pondless Waterfall Kit
Ultimate Pondless Waterfall Kit Features:

  • pre-filter to capture leaves, needles, and debris into a 316 Stainless Steel filter basket for easy cleaning
  • 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
  • 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

Time Lapse Video
Showing How EASY to Install
an Ultimate Pondless Waterfall Kit

Two people can build an Ultimate Pondless Waterfall quickly and easily – even while its raining!

The Ultimate Pondless Waterfall Kit is easy to install and even easier to clean!

Our Ultimate Pondless professional easy to clean pondless waterfall kits allow owners to easily clean and maintain their pondless waterfalls. This dramatically improves enjoyment, and drastically lowers the cost of ownership compared to low cost gravel pit and matrix based pondless waterfall kits.

Debris is captured in the HydroSieve™ pre-filter, and dissolved organics are metabolized by the patented Hydro Vortex™ backwashable biological waterfall filter. Cleaning both is super easy! Debris is simply emptied out of the Hydro Sieve’s™ filter basket, and the Hydro Vortex™ filter removes fine sediment and organic buildup with a simple HydroFlush™.

All these pondless waterfall kits don't come with a pre-filterThe biggest complaint that people have with the typical, and all to common low cost conventional pondless waterfall kit is algae
. All conventional pondless waterfall kits require rock and gravel to act as the pre-filter. The rock and gravel trap debris that falls or blows into the waterfall, stream, or shallow pool. But how do you get it out? You will have to pick the debris out by hand! If you don’t, the debris decays, rots ….. smells bad ….. and feeds algae.

Pondless waterfalls are growing in popularity. More and more people are installing or having them installed every day. They can look and sound very beautiful ….. at first. A pondless waterfall will only remain as beautiful as it can be maintained. This is what led us to develop the “Ultimate” pondless waterfall kit that will keep your waterfalls clean and fresh, while being easy to clean.

Ultimate Pondless Waterfall Kits Come Standard
With an Easy to Clean Pre-Filter,
an Easy to Clean Backwashable Waterfall Filter,
and an “All-in-One” Pump Vault/Water Storage Tank

The pre-filter traps debris for easy removal. The backwashable waterfall filter processes dissolved organics. The pump chamber eliminates large excavations filled with underlayment, liner, slotted pump vault, water matrix blocks, and hundreds of pounds of rock and gravel.

A clean pondless waterfall, is a beautiful pondless waterfall. Ultimate Pondless Waterfall Kits make it easy for your to clean and maintain your pondless waterfall. All the others? They are difficult, if not impossible to clean and maintain. An unclean pondless waterfall grows excessive algae, is malodorous, and can be unhealthful to wildlife, pets, and children.

Ultimate Pondless Waterfall Kits are Different to be Better!

Ultimate pondless waterfall kits are easier to install Easy to install Ultimate pondless water kit

The Ultimate Pondless Waterfall Kit System

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

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

The Ultimate pondless kit is modular. It provides you with the most design options. Conventional pondless waterfalls always have the pump inside a slotted pump vault located in the gravel basin at the base of the waterfalls. You then have to bring electrical power service close to the gravel basin. 

The Ultimate pondless waterfallkit lets you install the HydroChamber™ near existing electrical service – even if it's away from the waterfall! You can have the HydroSieve™ next to, or away from the waterfall, and the HydroChamber™ next to the HydroSieve™, or away from it! It is all connected by pipe!

Conventional Pondless Waterfall Kits Just Can’t Compare

Hand cleaning a pondless gravel basinHand picking leaves from a pondless gravel basin


Advantages of the
Ultimate Pondless Waterfall System

Ultimate pondless waterfall kits give you more design options than conventional pondless waterfall kits

Custom Pondless Waterfall Installation Capabilities

The HydroChamber™ “all-in-one” pump vault and water storage tank provides unlimited pondless waterfall design options.

The Ultimate pondless waterfall system is modular. You have complete creative design control of where you place your pump and water storage for your pondless waterfall. If you choose, it can be at the base of your pondless waterfall. The most creative place to put your pump and water storage is completely away from your “just a falls”, pondless waterfalls, or pondless water feature! HydroChambers™ “daisy-chain” together for unlimited water volume storage. With the Ultimate pondless waterfall system, you no longer are required to have the pump and water storage at the base of your pondless waterfalls or water feature.

Hydro Sieve and Hydro Chamber of the Ultimate pondless waterfall kitThe Ultimate pondless waterfall combines a HydroChamber™ and HydroSieve™-PF pondless pre-filter. The Ultimate pondless waterfall system is not only easy to clean – it is the ONLY pondless waterfall that CAN be cleaned. A clean pondless waterfall is more beautiful. Your backyard waterfalls will be a joy to own and appreciate instead of a maintenance nightmare.

HydroChamber lidThe 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 while remaining easy to access. The HydroChamber™ “all-in-one” pump vault water storage tank can be installed anywhere you choose.

The HydroChamber is a strong and durable direct burial water tank and pump vault

Strong and durable rotationally moldy HDPE direct burial water tank. The HydroChamber™ “All-in-One” Pump Vault Water Storage Tank lets you install it anywhere in your landscape. Instead of bringing electrical power to where you want your waterfall, 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 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 design.  


Easy to clean Hydro SieveUltimate pondless waterfall kits feature dry-hands servicing


Cleaning Pondless Waterfalls

The HydroChamber™ pairs with the HydroSieve™-PF pondless pre-filter for ease of cleaning. All conventional pondless waterfalls use river rock as the pre-filter to the aqua blocks and slotted pump vault. The waterfall forces debris deep down into the river rock. 

The Questions You Need to Ask
BEFORE Installing a Conventional Rock & Gravel Covered
Pondless Waterfall Basin:

1. How do I clean the conventional pondless waterfall basin rock?

2. What happens if I don’t clean it?

Hand picking a gravel filled pondless basinTree needles hand picked from a gravel filled pondless basinCottonwood seeds are impossible to remove from gravel filled pondless basins

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!  



Algae covered pondless waterfall gravel basinGravel filled pondless waterfall basins cause excessive algae growth

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

Debris decaying down inside the rock of a conventional pondless waterfall basin smells terrible and grows algae. Algae grows on waterfall rocks, rocks and gravel within a streambed, and the basin rock itself. To control the algae, you’ll have to apply large amounts of expensive algaecides regularly. This drastically adds to the cost of ownership of this type of waterfall.



Conventional Pondless Waterfall “Basin-Ectomy”

Pondless basin-ectomyRemoving a gravel filled pondless basin is called a basin-ectomyOver 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 river rock is 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 a conventional pondless waterfall.


Pondless basin-ectomyRemoving basin liner during a basin-ectomy
The only remedy to this problem is the complete dismantling of the conventional river rock water storage basin. This is known as a “Basin-Ectomy”. A Basin-Ectomy is the complete dismantling and removal of the clogged river rock, aqua blocks, slotted pump vault, basin liner, and basin underlayment and replacing all of those items with a HydroSieve™-PF pre-filter and a HydroChamber™ “All-in-One” Pump Chamber Water Storage Tank.


The Problem with Conventional Pondless Waterfall Kits

Conventional pondless waterfall diagramPondless waterfall diagramDiagram of a pondless waterfall

Conventional Pondless Waterfall Kits
No Design Options or Alternatives

  • All conventional pondless waterfall basins require the pump vault and water storage basin to be at the foot of the pondless waterfall
  • All conventional pondless waterfall kits offer no creative design options
  • You have no choice with your design
  • The pump vault and water storage basin must always be connected to the base of your pondless water feature

No matter the pondless waterfall kit brand: Aquascape, Easy Pro, Savio, Atlantic, Pond Builder, American Pond, Little Giant, Proline, Danner, Half-off-ponds, and others …. they ALL utilize conventional gravel covered pondless  basins. The pondless gravel basins are ALWAYS at the base of the waterfalls. With each of those brands, they provide you with NO DESIGN ALTERNATIVES!

Conventional Pondless Waterfall Basins Are Difficult to Clean

Conventional pondless waterfall kits are impossible to cleanAll brands of conventional pondless waterfall kits are the sameConventional off no design options

Always Remember: All Conventional Pondless Waterfall Kit Brands
Can Only Be Cleaned By Hand!

Conventional pondless waterfall gravel basins are difficult, if not impossible clean. Water is a magnet for wind blown debris. You may not have any trees, plants, flowers, lawn, or any type of landscaping whatsoever near your waterfall. IT WILL STILL CATCH WIND BLOWN DEBRIS! The wind will blow tree needles, cottonwood seeds, blossoms, leaves, dust, mulch, and more into your waterfall.

All that debris will become trapped in the gravel basins of conventional pondless waterfalls. The force of the waterfalls will drive it down deep into the rocks. That debris will decay and feed algae. Over time it will eventually clog. This will happen with all brands of conventional pondless waterfall kits.

Only Ultimate Pondless Waterfall Systems let you EASILY remove this debris before it can feed algae

Conventional Pondless Waterfall Kits Require Large Excavations

All conventional pondless waterfall kits require large excavation

Why 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 aqua blocks, and tons of rock? The cost of the rock, gravel, pump vaults, aqua 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 aqua blocks worth of water storage in one single unit. It is also a direct burial tank so underlayment, liner, and rock is NOT required. 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.

 Ultimate pondless waterfall kits give you a small excavation for a faster installation - less digging!

With the combined pump vault and water storage tank configuration of the HydroChamber™, the 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.

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 basin requires less labor, saving you installation time and money.

The Ultimate Pondless Waterfall System is easy to install and easy to clean.
It provides you with unlimited design options, lower cost of ownership,
and years of enjoyment.

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