Ultimate Pondless Waterfalls
A pondless waterfall is a waterfall without a pond. Pretty simple concept. A pondless waterfall is for those that want the look and sound of a waterfall, but don't want a pond.
The waterfall is created using a patented Hydro Vortex™ waterfall filter. Water wells up through the filter then cascade 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!
Pondless waterfalls make a beautiful addition to any landscape
and help cover road and neighborhood noise.
A pondless waterfall is child friendly. 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 sites and sounds of beautiful waterfalls.
The Ultimate in Modular Design
The Ultimate pondless waterfall system gives you unlimited design options: Design the waterfall 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 systems are modular to provide you with ultimate flexibility in your design.
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 a pre-filter as with conventional pondless waterfall systems.
The Ultimate pondless waterfalls are designed to give the designer more installation options, and for the end-user to be able to easily clean and maintain themselves. Ultimate pondless waterfalls give installers more creative design options.
Ultimate Pondless Waterfall Systems are
the Most Advanced Pondless Waterfall Systems
Ultimate Pondless Waterfall 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
The biggest complaint that people have with conventional pondless waterfalls is algae.
All conventional pondless waterfalls use rock and gravel as the pre-filter - whether over matrix blocks or not. The rock and gravel acts as the pre-filter. The rocks and gravel traps debris that falls or blows into the pondless waterfall. Decaying debris caught in the rock and gravel feeds algae. Algae covered waterfalls are an eyesore.
Another complaint people have with conventional pondless waterfalls is that they have no other design alternatives. The gravel covered water storage basin must always be located the base of the waterfall.
Ultimate Pondless Waterfalls are Different!
The Ultimate Pondless Waterfall System
At the heart of every Ultimate pondless waterfall 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 in seconds!
Ultimate pondless waterfall 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.
The Ultimate pondless system 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 waterfall system lets you install the HydroChamber™ near where you already have 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 underground pipe!
Conventional Pondless Waterfalls Just Can't Compare
WHO WANTS TO HAND PICK DEBRIS FROM
CONVENTIONAL PONDLESS WATERFALL GRAVEL BASINS?
Advantages of the Ultimate Pondless Waterfall System
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 want 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 the end of your waterfall. 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.
Ultimate pondless waterfalls combines both a HydroChamber™ and HydroSieve™ pre-filter to replace conventional gravel filled basins. The Ultimate pondless waterfall system is so easy to clean that anyone can do it! A clean pondless waterfall is simply more beautiful. Your pondless waterfalls will be a joy to own and be appreciated instead of being a dreaded maintenance nightmare.
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 while remaining easy to access. The HydroChamber™ “all-in-one” pump vault water storage tank can be installed anywhere you choose.
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, 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.
Cleaning Ultimate Pondless Waterfalls
The HydroChamber™ pairs with the HydroSieve™ 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. NOT SO with the Ultimate Pondless Waterfall! 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!
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?
The answer to the first question is:
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!
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 like crazy! Algae grows on waterfall rocks, rocks and gravel, 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. Ultimate pondless waterfalls save you these costs and lower your cost of ownership!
The Problems with Conventional Pondless Waterfalls
- 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 waterfalls require the pump vault and gravel filled water storage basin to be at the foot of the pondless waterfall. They offer no creative pondless waterfall design options. You have no choice with your pondless waterfall 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 brand: Aquascape, Easy Pro, Savio, Atlantic, Pond Builder, American Pond, Little Giant, Proline, Danner, and others …. they ALL utilized 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 Waterfall Basins
Are Difficult to Clean
Conventional pondless waterfall gravel 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.
PONDLESS WATERFALLS CATCH WIND BLOWN DEBRIS!
The wind will blow tree needles, cottonwood seeds, blossoms, leaves, dust, mulch, and more into your pondless waterfall. Conventional pondless waterfall rock and gravel basins will capture all that debris. The force of the waterfalls 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 waterfalls. Ultimate pondless waterfalls let you easily remove debris before it can feed algae.
Conventional Pondless Waterfall Basins
Require Large Excavations
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.
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.
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.
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”
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 can 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 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!Top of Page