Pondless Waterfalls

Pondless Waterfall

Pondless Waterfall

Everyone’s favorite part of a water feature is the waterfall. Pondless waterfalls give you the sound and sight of moving water without the upkeep of the full aquatic ecosystem a pond provides.

Just Add Water removed a pond to replace it with this lower maintenance pondless waterfall.


Simply put, a pondless waterfall is a stream or waterfall that just disappears in a bed of river rock. They can be run as little or as much as desired. If space is lacking in your yard or you have safety concerns with a pond, an Aquascape Pondless Waterfall is the perfect solution!

Complete System: It might be difficult to imagine a waterfall and stream without a pond. Where does the water go? An Aquascape Pondless Waterfall works much like a regular pond. The hole is dug, then lined, aquabloxs are installed, rock and gravel are set, and then filled with water. The water is then circulated from beneath the rocks and gravel by a pump that sits on the bottom, inside an Aquascape Snorkel Vault. Plumbing runs from there up to an Aquascape BioFalls Filter or Spillway 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 gives the appearance of a waterfall without a pond, when in fact, the “pond” is there but not visible.   

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


Space: The small size of the Aquascape Pondless Waterfall means you can build and enjoy a beautiful waterfall anywhere in your yard.

Waterfall in Johnston IowaFlexibility: An Aquascape Pondless Waterfall does not just have to be just waterfalls and a stream. This Johnston, Iowa client requested Just Add Water include a bubbling rock in the Aquascape pondless waterfall. “Ask and you shall receive.” This is one of the great things about the pondless waterfall, the potential for the future. If you change your mind later, wishing you had build a pond, that’s ok! If you leave enough room around the base of the waterfall, it’s easy to add a pond onto an Aquascape Pondless Waterfall.

Maintenance: Taking care of your Aquascape Pondless Waterfall is easy. Filling the reservoir every few weeks to compensate for water loss because of evaporation is all that is required.

The Aquascape Pondless Waterfall has made many water-lovers who were previously unable to indulge in the sweet sounds of falling water, very happy. It is 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 with an Aquascape Pondless waterfall!





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