Build waterfall, what need to be considered ?

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    Default Build waterfall, what need to be considered ?

    Hallo everyone,

    I would like to build a waterfall in small yard, high about 3 meter or 10 feet, a miniature of this picture

    ow much water (gallon) per hour I need ?
    how big the ponds to be set-up ?

    and your experience sharing will be appreciated.

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    Found this on google, thought it might help: Build a Backyard Waterfall and Stream | The Family Handyman

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    i used to work on ponds to do a water fall like that 10ft high would be a good amount of water flow i dont know an exact pump size because i never messed with that but it would be double the size of anything that ive worked on in large back yards. the other issue besides the pump would be how steep the falls are it would be hard to stack rocks that high and make them look right. you could also use concrete or something else that looks like rock but mixing rock and concrete dosent work out in the long run because it would always crack and the rocks that were held up by it will fall. the top can be made with a waterfall box they make different sizes for different ammounts of flow it goes at the top and the water falls out the front and the bottom pond only has to hold a little more then the entire fall would have in it while its on (if that makes sense), some water falls just empty into dry bottoms (rock spread over a grate that is covering a small pond.) this is good if you dont want to have to worry about keeping the water 100% clean and clear all the time which could get expensive with the chemicals.

    it sounds like a lot and to do it so that it looks right does take a lot of work and it can get pretty expensive. dont buy a cheap pump because of the upfront savings they usually use a lot more power then the better ones and end up costing you more. hope that helps some

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