DIY Pondless Water Feature
Would you like to have the sound of running water in your backyard? But does the thought of installing a pond leave you saying “Sounds like too much work and upkeep to me.” Well then maybe a pondless water feature may be just solution to getting that tranquil sound of water, while not having to put forth a lot of effort or cash.
A pondless water feature is basically a much smaller and shallower version of a pond. The difference is that the area that would be the pond is used as a Sump to hold water for the pondless water feature. Once this is installed it requires very little upkeep and when placed on a timer the tranquil sounds of running water can you waiting for you every day.
The video below will show you a pondless water feature that was quick to build and fairly inexpensive as far as materials go.
Some of the major points of this video are:
- The pot which is the centerpiece of the pondless water feature was purchased on sale and local Fred Meyer’s for about $35. The interior of the pot was the coated with spray on pruning sealant to protect the pot.
- The housing for the pump and the pedestal that the pot sits on are both in ground sprinkler housings that can be purchased at Home Depot.
- The circulating pump is a magnetic drive 400 gallon per hour pond pump.
- The fountain seen in the top of the pot is a simple fountain kit that can be purchased at Home Depot or online. You can also leave this as a simple overflow feature, which means that the water will pump and the bottom of the pot and then just over fill it.
While this pondless water feature is a great weekend project please take note that if this is located near trees you might want to cover it in the fall to keep leaf removal to a minimum. Also if you live in an area that freezes for an extended amount of time remember to drain the pot at least half way to keep it from cracking.