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This article will teach you how to build a waterfall for your garden pond
by Brett · All Zones · Water Gardens · 0 Comments · August 31, 2010 · 116,516 views

The Piping

Once you have selected a pump to create the desired effect for your waterfall, you will then need to select the appropriate size piping to match the pump. Pumps come with flow valves so that you can adjust the amount of flow to achieve just the right effect.

Recommended Tubing Diameter For Pumps To Waterfalls:

  • 1/2-inch diameter for flows up to 120gph
  • 3/4-inch diameter for flows up to 350gph
  • 1-inch diameter for flows up to 1000gph
  • 1 1/4 inch for flows up to 1500 gph
  • 1 1/2 inch for flows up to 3000 gph

The Filter

A well designed larger pond should include filtration. Ask your pond supplier about a filtration system that will work well with the pump you select. You can choose from submersible or exterior filters. I recommend choosing one that has a UV filter to reduce or eliminate green algae formation in the water.


Pumps can be custom ordered with cords of various lengths that can be plugged into ground fault outlets from your home or other nearby structures or buildings. If your pump is too far away from an outlet you may need to hire an electrician to install a ground fault outlet closer to the pond. Make sure to intall an electrical outlets at least 6 feet away from the water in your pond.


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