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Which Type of Backyard Waterfall is Right for You?

Streams and Waterfalls | November 8, 2022
Backyard Waterfalls

If you are looking to enhance the appeal and comfort of your backyard, you have likely considered having a waterfall installed by a professional. Pondless waterfalls are a popular water feature that can be designed to suit the dimensions and layout of nearly any type of yard. With so many configurations to choose from, it can be difficult to determine which type of backyard waterfall is right for you and your property. That is why the experts at Fontana Ponds & Water Features have put together some information on 5 popular types of backyard waterfalls to help you make an informed decision.

Learn about 3 reasons to install a pondless waterfall in your backyard.

5 Popular Types of Backyard Waterfalls

There are many different styles of waterfalls that you can put in your backyard to create a beautiful and natural oasis. Some of the most popular types of waterfalls include:

1. Pondless Waterfalls

If you have animals or children on your property, a pondless waterfall is often the best choice. These water features take the form of a natural looking waterfall that ends in a rock-filled reservoir instead of a pond, increasing safety without compromising appeal. Pondless waterfalls are also excellent options for backyards with limited space as they do not require a large fluid reservoir.

2. Multi-Step Waterfalls

Multi-step waterfalls use multiple platforms to create a series of waterfalls rather than one large waterfall. These waterfalls can be as tall or short as desired and they often function similarly to an artificial stream.

3. Cascading Waterfalls

One of the most common types of backyard waterfalls is cascading waterfalls. These water features are comprised of one large drop that the water spills over to rain down into the reservoir or pond below. The noise level of these waterfalls is regulated by how much water is running through them, allowing you to choose the perfect setting for your needs.

4. Waterwalls

If space is a major concern or you are trying to keep the noise level of your waterfall to a minimum, waterwalls are a great option. Waterwalls allow the water to fall along a wall, which is typically made of stone, brick, or tile. Waterwalls are quiet and elegant, and they require a minimal amount of space to operate.

5. Rain Curtains

Another type of waterfall or fountain that requires very little space is the rain curtain. Rain curtains create a thin line of water droplets that consistently falls vertically into a small reservoir. These are often used in yards that do not have much garden space or areas that are more patio than yard.

To learn more about our pondless waterfall design and installation services, get in touch with the team at Fontana Ponds & Water Features. We can be reached through our online contact form and will be happy to answer any questions you may have regarding our services or the details of your project.


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