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Pondless waterfalls

All the sound and movement of water with minimal maintenance

A pondless waterfall or our one-of-a-kind bubbling rocks gives you all the sound and movement of water with next to zero maintenance (just top up your water every week or two during the hottest months of summer). Pondless waterfalls actually don’t require added filtration as the water circulates through the pebbles in the reservoir, thereby filtering the water.

Pond versus Pondless Waterfall The waterfall is undoubtedly the most beautiful and favored feature in a water garden. If space is lacking in your yard or you have safety concerns with a pond, go pondless! The name basically explains it all. It’s a waterfall and stream, without the pond. So why would you want a waterfall without a pond? The truth is that a pondless waterfall isn’t for everyone, but it can be a great alternative for someone who isn’t quite sure if a pond is right for their family or landscape.

Full service Pondless Waterfall design and install

Getting this incredible landscape feature that creates lasting beauty and is easy to maintain is likely easier than you think. Our full-service pond/water feature design and installation starts with a no obligation, in-home consultation. In this consultation we go over your vision and budget as well as the potential/challenges of your existing landscape. It’s a great way to avoid common pond/water feature mistakes and makes sure you’re clear on exactly what you’re getting.

If you’d like, we can also go on a private tour of some of our local ponds/water features so you can get the full experience we’ll do our best to set someting up for you!

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Get some inspiration from our install gallery below:

It might be difficult to imagine a waterfall and stream without a pond. Where does the water go?


A pondless waterfall works much like a regular pond. The hole, deeper than a normal pond, is dug then lined with rock and gravel, and filled with water. The water is then circulated from beneath the rocks and gravel by a pump that sits on the bottom, inside a snorkel. A pipe runs from there up to the bioFalls and into an overflowing waterfall, where it falls back into the reservoir. Since the water level never pools above the level of the rock and gravel fill, it give the appearance of a waterfall without a pond, when in fact, the “pond” is there but not visible.


The pondless waterfall has made many water-lovers who were previously unable to indulge in the sweet sounds of falling water, very happy. It’s a great alternative for those who are trying to get their feet wet, or looking to fit a little bit of paradise into their own backyard. In other words, when all else fails … go pondless!

Each and every pondless waterfall is unique and as such we can tailor something exactly to what you want and your budget. As a basic guide we’ve prepared the packages below to give you an idea of the investment involved in getting a pondless waterfall that will give enjoyment for years to come.

Bubbling Brook

8′ x 11′

from $4,500

Waterfall Wonder

11′ x 16′

from $6,500

Includes custom design, pump/materials and professional construction. Further adjustments depending on the width or scale of the waterfall and the flow rate you desire affect pricing.

*pricing subject to change. Local area only – contact us for details.

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