My pondless waterfall build 10200

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    I have had a few but all leaked in the pond and hubby had 2 eye surgeries after his heart attack so now have down lights .I think a few on here have them and since yours are on your waterfall with no fish you would not have to worry about that .re you going to put lights out there also to shine on the pond for night viewing .But waterfall lights would really add to your build .I have seen some also that change colors .They are expensive but well worth the cost .Aguascape and you also may be close to Eric the ponddigger .He has stuff on youtube and is moving his business to another place out in California that will include all kinds of ponds and animals .You can check out his you tube video's
     
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    I fireded it up today :). Let me say Meyer, I’m glad I did the mortar BUT it is a PITA. I had to clean and shop vac the entire fall 3 times just to get the mud and silt out so I didn’t ruin the pump. I laid extra underlayment to filter water before it fell into sump
    Didn’t have time to pick up beach rock but started up anyway. I have a little adjusting to do to top pool. Too much water comes over the center as opposed to the main spillway but very happy with first run
    Tried to post video but file is to big and it’s only 10 seconds. Tried photobucket but no luck there. Anybody have a sugestion to post video?
     
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    upload it to you tube then post the link here. Works for long videos also
     
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    You could have used a small pump with quilt batting in it to clean the water A big roll of it here is about 10 dollars and a laundry basket for you in your water fall area or basin would have cleaned it up without a big hassle .I use a photoshop on my puter and upload them for that .Photo shop came free with my puter to store pictures
     
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    Let’s see if this works
     
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    Looks good to me question which pump is that or is it both pumps .
     
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    Hi Sissy
    That is just the submersible pump. It will be a little bit until the variable speed pump is up and running. I have to trench and pull 220v to the pump. I already added a sub panel to that side of the house so it ready to be done. I was really afraid of not enough flow from pumps so I wanted a second pump just Incase. I don’t ever see running higher than what this one pump can do so it will be there for back up once variable speed is installed. Will be nice to slow water down a little bit at times.
    I ripped my whole yard up over the summer so plan is waterfall. Rock retaining wall. Bocce ball court and volleyball court. Then plant fruit trees and plants. All in that order so the waterfall was first.
     
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    DE1727D4-A9AD-444A-B735-28CD121D0EF1.jpeg Finally installed my variable speed pump. It’s pretty cool. Runs from 450rpm to 3400 rpm. At 3400 rpm the waterfall is crazy cool but that much water running is really loud
    I do have a question. Seems 1500 rpm is perfect speed and uses 354kwh. Is that high or low compared to the submersible Aqua Pulse 12500 GPH pump? Or any submersible in that range?
     
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    B796C5C7-12D7-43BD-A9CA-27F884B36011.jpeg Current pick. Planted a couple weeks ago
     
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    Very nice (y)
     
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    How pretty. Thanks for posting an update.
     
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    Looks great!
     
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    Excellent work; you did a fantastic job on this. How long is the fall from top to bottom?
     
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    The total length of the fall is 24’ and has a elevation of 12’
     
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    Nicely done! you can always see when someone has an imagination and does some home work.
    Are you planning on dying the mortar between the edging stones?
     
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    That looks wonderful!
     
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    I like the sound of it with the 1 pump only .2 pumps may cause a lot of splashing and evaporation .I was reading a story about gph and head height and lose of water could be way higher with hotter temperatures .The hotter it is and the more water you flow over the rocks along with splashing that you can loose a couple hundred gallons a day .It was from a guy who had the huge pondless put on his property and he was loosing over 500 gallons of water a day and it was only 80 degrees outside .I wish he had made another video on how he resolved it ..I remember he said he had 4 pumps that went to different sections of the waterfall .
     
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    I actually did color the mortar a sand stone color. It dried a lot lighter than expected but still looks fine. I still need to mortar around the spillways so the boxes don’t stand out as much and I would like to add a big rock at the top (originally I was going to plant that area) but I am happy and live the sound and wild life it brings
     
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