What is a Disappearing (Pondless) Waterfall?


Are you interested in installing a waterfall in your yard but concerned about the safety and liabilities of having a pond? Or are you worried about taking on the responsibility of maintaining koi and other fish? A disappearing (also known as Pondless®) waterfall might be for you.   A backyard disappearing waterfall is basically that — a waterfall and stream without the pond.

So what is a disappearing waterfall?

A disappearing waterfall is a very low maintenance garden waterfall that can be installed in the front or backyard landscaping.  Although a well built pond can be easy to own and take care of, a disappearing waterfall requires almost no work to keep it looking great.  If properly designed, the waterfall simply recirculates water that is stored in an underground basin.  The water flows over the rocks and boulders, creating a beautiful, naturalistic waterfall connected by sections of streams.

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Where can I buy a disappearing waterfall?

Splash Supply Co  is an authorized Aqauscape distributor for the Aquascape Pondless® Waterfall - the world's most popular disappearing waterfall kit.  We recommend and use the Aquascape Waterfall Spillway and the Aquascape Pondless® Vault for our projects, as well as when we have Certified Aquascape Contractor training events like our annual Contractor Leadership Conference.

What are the benefits of a disappearing waterfall?

Safety: Because there is no pool of water, a disappearing waterfall is a great option if you are concerned about safety issues associated with a traditional pond.

Cost: Cost can be a big factor when considering the type of water garden you want to build. In most cases, the price of an Aquascape Pondless® Waterfall will be less than that of a pond because there is less labor involved, as well as fewer rocks and other materials. Operating costs are also less. Because you are not dealing with an established ecosystem, you do not need to run the pump 24/7.

Space: The small size of a disappearing waterfall means you can build and enjoy a beautiful waterfall anywhere in you yard.

Maintenance: Taking care of an Aquascape Pondless® Waterfall is easy. Just fill the reservoir every few weeks to compensate for water loss caused by evaporation.

Flexibility: Perhaps the best part of a disappearing waterfall is the possibility for future additions. If you change your mind later, wishing you had built a pond, that's OK! If you leave enough room around the base of the waterfall, it's easy to add a pond onto a pondless waterfall.