Ways to increase the sound and flow appearance


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I actually think your flow looks GREAT. To me it seems more natural to have areas that are faster and others that are mostly still. I love it!
 
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I actually think your flow looks GREAT. To me it seems more natural to have areas that are faster and others that are mostly still. I love it!
Thanks, I guess I just had a different vision when I was having it built and wanted more of a flowing look throughout. I dont mind it to be moving fast in some areas and then not as fast is others but right now it moves fast right after each fall and maybe a foot past but then it comes to a complete stop and is completely still.
 
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Thanks, I guess I just had a different vision when I was having it built and wanted more of a flowing look throughout. I dont mind it to be moving fast in some areas and then not as fast is others but right now it moves fast right after each fall and maybe a foot past but then it comes to a complete stop and is completely still.
wait a minute if the flow is coming to a complete stop. Then how is water recirculating.
Are you sure it’s coming to a stop. Or is it just so deep the water flows/runs completely smooth. which gives the appearance of coming to a stop.

Nevermind. I just watched the video.

the reason it appears to stop flowing. is because of how deep the water is in those spots.
The spots were you think the water is moving fast. It’s not. it’s actually Shallower and moving slower. This makes the water rougher more rapids and turbulence . Giving the appearance of more movement. It’s not. It’s just more turbulent. The spots where the water does not look like it’s moving. the water is actually deeper and flowing faster which makes it appear to be smoother flowing not as turbulent. Deeper water moves faster and smoother just like on a river. When the river water is low it’s more turbulent it’s more rough makes it look like there’s more water flow. when there’s actually less. Better for white water rafting.
When it rains and a river is deeper it becomes less turbulent less rapids but the water itself moves a lot faster and a lot smoother not as good for white water rafting .
If you placed bigger rocks or somehow get the rocks already in there closer to the waters surface it will create more turbulence. Giving the appearance of more movement.
It’s not that you don’t have movement. It’s just really fast and smooth in those deeper spots. You need to break up the surface in those spots
 
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wait a minute if the flow is coming to a complete stop. Then how is water recirculating.
Are you sure it’s coming to a stop. Or is it just so deep the water flows/runs completely smooth. which gives the appearance of coming to a stop.

Nevermind. I just watched the video.

the reason it appears to stop flowing. is because of how deep the water is in those spots.
The spots were you think the water is moving fast. It’s not. it’s actually Shallower and moving slower. This makes the water rougher more rapids and turbulence . Giving the appearance of more movement. It’s not. It’s just more turbulent. The spots where the water does not look like it’s moving. the water is actually deeper and flowing faster which makes it appear to be smoother flowing not as turbulent. Deeper water moves faster and smoother just like on a river. When the river water is low it’s more turbulent it’s more rough makes it look like there’s more water flow. when there’s actually less. Better for white water rafting.
When it rains and a river is deeper it becomes less turbulent less rapids but the water itself moves a lot faster and a lot smoother not as good for white water rafting .
If you placed bigger rocks or somehow get the rocks already in there closer to the waters surface it will create more turbulence. Giving the appearance of more movement.
It’s not that you don’t have movement. It’s just really fast and smooth in those deeper spots. You need to break up the surface in those spots
I feel like I tried this in areas where it didn't appear moving. If you look at the video again, you'll notice rocks above the surface but even in those places, the water appears still. Maybe I just dont have enough force...
 
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I feel like I tried this in areas where it didn't appear moving. If you look at the video again, you'll notice rocks above the surface but even in those places, the water appears still. Maybe I just dont have enough force...
you can also try to place rocks just before those spots to create a channel pinch point. That most of the water has to travel through. If you place rocks in the water on the sides of the stream to narrow the width of the stream it should make a channel pinch point. Kinda like putting your thumb over the end of a hose.
 
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You could also try to make small damns with some stones To create a small pool. Then you can make the outlet Or over flow as wide as you want.
 
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you can also try to place rocks just before those spots to create a channel pinch point. That most of the water has to travel through. If you place rocks in the water on the sides of the stream to narrow the width of the stream it should make a channel pinch point. Kinda like putting your thumb over the end of a hose.
Thanks. Do you think it would help if I got another pump and sat it in the water to push water along? Something like this 120W, 2700 GPH pump?
 

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if you put it in a pool area and do not direct the water out of the pool just to have it appear to have more water and movement. sure why not if thats what you want. but to point in down stream i would think it would deplete the water in the pool Fill the areas that have standing water with rock when you get close to surface you can decide if thats the look you want no need for more pumps pushing water down stream
 
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Do you think it would help if I got another pump and sat it in the water to push water along?
I think it would - I've noticed more pro pond builders using the addition of an in-pond pump as a water jet to get movement where things might otherwise get stagnant. Again - I see what you're saying about the spots where the water seems almost still, but to me that gives it a really natural appearance. We grew up playing in creeks and streams around our house and that's exactly how they would develop - areas where there were "rapids" (and as @Joejoe80 mentioned - those were the more shallow areas) and then areas that were more still. We would send little homemade rafts down the stream and always knew the points where we could catch up.

A stronger, more constant flow would seem odd, given that your stream has very little natural elevation. Just an opinion though - it's your stream, your dream!
 

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