Pond Or Pondless Waterfall As The Best Choice For Your Backyard?

Discover The Differences That Cause People In Maryland To Choose One Or The Other
Small waterfall pouring into a pond

When it comes to getting a pond or pondless waterfall, neither is better than the other. It comes down to what you want from your feature.

Find out the differences below-

Let’s Ponder About It

“Hahaaa, pond-er about it, nice one,” laughs Matt.

Christina does a small curtsy. “Why thank you, thank you. I’m here all week,” she laughs back. “But really, let’s think about whether we want a pond or pondless waterfall for our backyard.”

Matt sighs and leans back in his chair. “Yeah, it’s a big decision, isn’t it? What are the differences between the two? Maybe that’ll help us make a decision.” Christina shrugs. “I’m not too sure. We can always ask Google!” she says as she takes her phone out.

“Great idea!” says Matt. “While you do that I’ll look up some small backyard water feature ideas.”

Here’s what Christina learns:

Pond Or Pondless Waterfall

Pond Pondless Waterfall
Generally more expensive Usually not as pricey
Harder to maintain Easier to maintain
Can have fish Can’t have fish
Can have streams and waterfalls Can have a small pool of water and streams
Tend to be larger Tend to be smaller

Pond Pros And Cons

Ponds are a lot of fun but come with more work. You can add fish to complete the little ecosystem, aquatic plants of all sorts, and more!

Koi pond at night with underwater lighting and landscaping

But, you’ll have to maintain it to keep it looking good. On a weekly basis, this means cleaning out the skimmers. They collect leaves, sticks, and other debris. Your pond will also need a full cleaning at least once a year. There’s plenty you’ll want to know about koi ponds before deciding to buy one.

Pondless Waterfall Pros And Cons

This is the ideal choice if you want a beautiful feature that needs less maintenance. You’ll get the sights and sounds of running water without the work it takes to keep it looking great.

Double drop pondless waterfall next to a pool

You’ll want to hire a contractor to clean it once per year. Leaves, sticks, and other debris can still fall into it. You’ll want to look at some stream designs if you want to attach one to your pondless waterfall.

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“This definitely helps, but I’d like to find out more before we settle on a pond or pondless waterfall,” says Matt. Christina smiles and nods. “Me too. Let’s keep looking on this blog!”