Maybe you like the idea of a tranquil stream linedwith nodding grasses reflected in the slow waters,dropping gently from pool to pool as it windspeacefully through the garden.Perhaps you are entranced by the sight, sound andspray of a spirited waterfall, leaping down from ledgeto pocket to rock, then disappearing from view in aglistening swirl into a graveled pool.Whatever you decide, this guide will help you tocreate the water feature of your dreams, easy tocare for and beautiful, without the maintenance andupkeep that fish ponds require.
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The poet may be long forgotten, but her words ring
as true as ever. The glistening babble of flowing water
gladdens and captivates and relaxes like no other
The sound of a gentle waterfall bubbling over stones,
the reflections of ripples flickering in the sunlight, the
eddies and currents whirling around mossy stones in
a continual yet ever-changing ballet â€” nothing is
For centuries the focus of peaceful meditation
in eastern cultures, where no garden is complete
without water, water features now stir the hearts
of millions across the globe, spanning all
Maybe you like the idea of a tranquil stream lined
with nodding grasses reflected in the slow waters,
dropping gently from pool to pool as it winds
peacefully through the garden.
Perhaps you are entranced by the sight, sound and
spray of a spirited waterfall, leaping down from ledge
to pocket to rock, then disappearing from view in a
glistening swirl into a graveled pool.
Whatever you decide, this guide will help you to
create the water feature of your dreams, easy to
care for and beautiful, without the maintenance and
upkeep that fish ponds require.
Sizing the Pump
Total Waterfall Width ____ x 1500 GPH per foot (min) = ____ or x 2250 GPH per foot (max) = ______ GPH
Height of Waterfall ____ + 1â€™ per 10â€™ of Tubing ____ + 1â€™ per fitting ____ = ______ Total Head
See Atlantic Pump Chart. Select Pump(s) with the desired GPH at the correct Head.
Calculating Streambed / Basin Volume (Length, Width and Depth measured in feet)
Stream/Falls Volume = Avg. Length ______ x Avg. Width ______ x .25 = ______cubic feet
Required Basin Volume (gravel) = Stream/Falls Volume _____ x 9 = _____ cubic feet
Required Basin Volume (Eco-Blox) = Steam/Falls Volume _____ x 3 = _____ cubic feet
Number of Eco-Blox Required = Basin Volume _____ Ã· 4.2 = _____ Eco-Blox
Plot out your Eco-Blox Basin size and shape in the graph below. Using dimensions of
2.5â€™ L x 1.5â€™ W per Ec