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    Oyagoi kntry's Avatar
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    Need ideas on building a formal waterfall

    I'm getting ready to start on my pond and I want to make a 3' wide sheet waterfall with lighting.

    The walls will be cinder block. The walls will be 18-20" above ground. I'm planning on building the waterfall end 2 blocks higher than the rest of the pond and putting the waterfall between the top block and cap.

    I need ideas on how to build the waterfall and how to light it.

    So far, the only thing I've come up with is building a small box out of plywood and coating it with Rubberizeit.

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    cheaper just to buy a water fall weir. I got a weir from William lim for $70.

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    Something like this?

    W. Lim Step Waterfall:


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    Yes that's the one and I am flowing close to 9,000GPH throught the weir.
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    That's what I'm looking for. I wish I'd have looked at his website. I just made an order from him yesterday.

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    Another option is the Jandy Sheer Descent waterfall pipe that is available at most pool supply stores or online. It costs a little bit more than the Lim step waterfall device but it is easier to use when trying to put masonry over it. This is what I used. I have seen the clear version too, and it looks really sharp when lit up from the inside so the entire water curtain and the lip of the waterfall light up.

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    The lighted fall is what I'm looking for. I'll check that one out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Si Van Nguyen View Post
    Another option is the Jandy Sheer Descent waterfall pipe that is available at most pool supply stores or online. It costs a little bit more than the Lim step waterfall device but it is easier to use when trying to put masonry over it. This is what I used. I have seen the clear version too, and it looks really sharp when lit up from the inside so the entire water curtain and the lip of the waterfall light up.
    Jandy Sheer Descent Waterfall information.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ricshaw View Post
    Nice! That's what I am talking about. This type allows one to have a very thin cap of masonry over the waterfall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kntry View Post
    The lighted fall is what I'm looking for. I'll check that one out.
    Maybe it was some other brands and not Jandy that had the fiber optic lights. Check out the website swimmingpoolsetc.com for the different waterfalls. It seems kinda expensive though.
    Good luck.

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