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Ultimate Pondless Waterfalls

A pondless waterfall is a waterfall without a pond. Pretty simple concept. A pondless waterfall is for those that want the look and sound of a waterfall, but don’t want a pond.


Ultimate Pondless Waterfalls Add beauty and relaxing sound to any landscape
Pondless Waterfall In Self-Cleaning BACKWASH Mode

Pondless waterfalls make a beautiful addition to any landscape and help cover road and neighborhood noise.

A pondless waterfall is child friendly. A waterfall is created using a patented Hydro Vortex™ waterfall filter. Water wells up through the filter then cascade down over rocks and boulders. The water disappears into an easy to clean HydroSieve™ pre filter. Water passes through the HydroSieve™ down into a HydroChamber™ underground water tank. There is no standing water!

A pondless waterfall is the safest water feature you can have. This is especially important if there are small children present. You can install a pondless anywhere. Front yard, backyard, courtyard ….. anywhere you would want the sites and sounds of beautiful waterfalls.




Ultimate Pondless Waterfall System Provides unlimited design options
Ultimate Pondless Waterfall System In OFF mode, all the water disappears into the HydroChamber

Unlimited Creative Design Options
Pondless Waterfall and Stream


The RWG Ultimate pondless waterfall and stream system gives you unlimited design options: Design the waterfall in one section of the landscape, a stream free flowing across the landscape, remotely install the HydroSieve™-PF pre-filter in another location, and remotely install the HydroChamber™ water storage tank in yet another location. Ultimate pondless waterfall and stream systems are modular to provide you with ultimate flexibility in your design.



Ultimate Pondless with HydroSieve™ Trap debris in the sieve NOT the gravel.

RWG Pondless Waterfalls are
Easy to Clean!

Each and every RWG (Russell WaterGardens) pondless waterfall system comes with a HydroSieve™ pre-filter that captures debris. No longer is rock and gravel used as a pre-filter.

The Ultimate Pondless Waterfalls are designed to give the designer more installation options, and for the end-user to be able to easily clean and maintain themselves. RWG’s Ultimate Pondless Waterfalls give installers more creative design options: Design the waterfalls in one section of the landscape, remotely install the HydroSieve™-PF pre-filter in another location, and remotely install the HydroChamber™ water storage tank in yet another location – with any type of landscaping in between.



Ultimate Pondless Waterfall Systems are the Most Advanced Pondless Waterfall Systems Available



Ultimate Small Pondless Waterfall Kit Complete pre and post filtration. Easy to clean.


Ultimate Pondless Waterfall Features:


  • HydroSieve™-PF pre-filter to capture leaves, needles, and debris into a 316 Stainless Steel filter basket for easy cleaning
  • HydroChamber™ pump chamber and water storage basin in one convenient tank – eliminating the need for large storage basin excavations, basin underlayment, basin liner, pump vault, water storage blocks, and rock
  • Hydro Vortex™ backwashable biological vortex waterfall filter to capture and remove fine particulates and to metabolize dust, pollen, bird waste, and other organics from the water
  • Easier pump access
  • Submersible and external pump compatible



  • Impossible to Clean Conventional Pondless Waterfall Difficult to Clean with No Design Alternatives


    The biggest complaint that people have with a conventional pondless waterfall is algae. All conventional pondless waterfalls use rock and gravel as the pre-filter. The rock and gravel trap debris that falls, or blows into the pondless waterfall. Decaying debris caught in the rock and gravel pre-filter feeds algae. They also have no other design alternatives. The gravel basin is always at the base of the waterfall.



    RWG Ultimate Pondless Waterfalls are Different!




    Smaller, Faster, Pondless Basin Excavation Easier. less labor, and lower cost


    The Ultimate Pondless Waterfall System

    At the heart of every Ultimate pondless waterfall system is the revolutionary HydroSieve™ pre-filter, HydroChamber™ pump chamber/water storage tank, and fully backwashable Hydro Vortex™ Waterfall Filter. Combined with the HydroFlush™ Backwash System, you can clean your Ultimate Pondless Waterfall in seconds!

    Ultimate pondless waterfall systems utilize the HydroSieve™ pre-filter to capture leaves, needles, lawn clippings, blossoms, and other debris. Simply empty the HydroSieve’s™ stainless steel filter basket. The easy way to maintain a pondless waterfall.

    The Ultimate pondless system is modular. It provides you with the most design options. Conventional pondless waterfalls always have the pump inside a slotted pump vault located in the gravel basin at the base of the waterfalls. You then have to bring electrical power service close to the gravel basin.


    The Ultimate pondless waterfall system lets you install the HydroChamber™ near to where you already have electrical service – even if its away from the waterfall! You can have the HydroSieve™ next to, or away from the waterfall, and the HydroChamber™ next to the HydroSieve™, or away from it! It is all connect by pipe!


    Conventional Pondless Waterfalls Just Can’t Compare

    Cleaning by Hand Hard to clean pondless waterfall
    Gravel Basin Pondless Waterfalls Can Only be Cleaned by Hand!




    NO MORE HAND PICKING DEBRIS FROM
    CONVENTIONAL PONDLESS WATERFALL GRAVEL BASINS!




    Advantages of the
    Ultimate Pondless Waterfall System





    Advantages of the HydroChamber pondless waterfall modular all in one pump vault and water storage tank


    Custom Pondless Waterfall Installation Capabilities

    The HydroChamber™ “all-in-one” pump vault and water storage tank provides unlimited pondless waterfall design options.

    The Ultimate pondless waterfall system is modular. You have complete creative design control of where you want your pump and water storage for your pondless waterfall. If you choose, it can be at the base of your pondless waterfall. The most creative place to put your pump and water storage is completely away from your “just a falls”, pondless waterfalls, or pondless water feature! HydroChambers™ “daisy-chain” together for unlimited water volume storage. With the Ultimate pondless waterfall system, you no longer are required to have the pump and water storage at the base of your pondless waterfalls or water feature.



    Ultimate Pondless System HydroSieve pre-filter and HydroChamber




    The Ultimate pondless waterfall combines a HydroChambers™ and HydroSieve™-PF pondless pre-filter.. The Ultimate pondless waterfall system is not only easy to clean – it is the ONLY pondless waterfall that CAN be cleaned. A clean pondless waterfall is more beautiful. Your backyard waterfalls will be a joy to own and appreciate instead of a maintenance nightmare.





    HydroChamber Non-Obtrusive Lid Resembles an irrigation valve box



    The HydroChamber’s™ non-obtrusive lid resembles a typical round irrigation valve box found in landscapes everywhere. The HydroChamber™ becomes virtually “invisible” in the landscape away from your pondless waterfall while remaining easy to access. The HydroChamber™ “all-in-one” pump vault water storage tank can be installed anywhere you choose.





    Strong, Durable HydroChamber Withstands hundreds of pounds of pressure




    Strong and durable rotationally moldy HDPE direct burial water tank. The HydroChamber™ All-in-One Pondless Pump Vault Water Storage Tank lets you install it anywhere in your landscape. Instead of bringing electrical power to where you want your pondless waterfall, the HydroChamber™ can be installed where you already have electrical power!



    HydroChamber™ All-in-One Pondless Pump Vault Water Storage Tank provides you with complete pondless waterfall design freedom. The HydroChamber™ eliminates the requirement of having a large excavation with the pump and water storage in two separate devices contained within liner. It also provides you unlimited creativity for your pondless waterfall design.


    Cleaning Pondless Waterfalls


    Easy to Clean HydroSieve pre-filter with the Ultimate pondless waterfall system
    Combination HydroSieve and HydroChamber make for easy to clean pondless waterfalls



    The HydroChamber™ pairs with the HydroSieve™-PF pondless pre-filter for ease of cleaning. All conventional pondless waterfalls use river rock as the pre-filter to the aqua blocks and slotted pump vault. The waterfall forces debris deep down into the river rock.


    The Questions You Need to Ask
    BEFORE Installing a Conventional Rock Filled
    Pondless Waterfall Basin:




    1. How do I clean the conventional pondless waterfall basin rock?


    2. What happens if I don’t clean it?



    Gravel Basin Pondless Waterfalls Can Only be Cleaned by Hand!
    Conventional Pondless Waterfalls Can only be cleaned by hand!
    Pondless Waterfalls Catch Cottonwood Seeds How will you remove this from conventional pondless waterfalls?




    The answer to the first question is: By Hand!



    The only way to remove leaves, tree needles, mulch, grass clippings, flower blossoms, windblown seeds such as cottonwood and dandelions, bird poop, dead insects, dead worms, bird feathers, and other debris from a conventional pondless waterfall basin is … by hand!







    Conventional Pondless Waterfalls Grow algae like crazy!
    Conventional Pondless Waterfall Gravel Basin Traps debris that feeds algae


    The answer to the second question is: Algae, and lots of it!



    Debris decaying down inside the rock of a conventional pondless waterfall basin smells terrible and grows algae. Algae grows on waterfall rocks, rocks and gravel within a streambed, and the basin rock itself. To control the algae, you’ll have to apply large amounts of expensive algaecides regularly. This drastically adds to the cost of ownership of this type of pondless waterfall.




    Conventional Pondless Waterfall “Basin-Ectomy”


    Clogged Pondless Waterfall Basin Requires dismantling for cleaning
    Removing Slotted Pump Vault and Aqua Blocks from a clogged pondless waterfall basin



    Over time, not even algaecides can solve the problem. The river rock pre-filter required by all conventional pondless waterfalls no matter what they’re called – Just a Falls, Pond Free, No Pond, Zero Pond – they ALLbecome clogged over time. When the river rock is clogged, water flow to the pump becomes restricted. Eventually the pump will pump water out faster than it can return – causing the pump run dry and burn out. The cost of repeatedly replacing a pump significantly increases the cost of ownership of the typical “just a fall” pondless waterfall.





    Basin-Ectomy Removing water matrix blocks
    Basin-Ectomy Remove the conventional pondless waterfall basin liner




    The only remedy to this problem is the complete dismantling of the conventional river rock pondless basin. This is known as a “Basin-Ectomy”. A Basin-Ectomy is the complete dismantling and removal of the clogged river rock, aqua blocks, slotted pump vault, basin liner, and basin underlayment and replacing all of those items with a HydroSieve™-PF pre-filter and a HydroChamber™ All-in-One Pondless Pump Chamber Water Storage Tank.






    The Problem with Conventional Pondless Waterfall Basins

    Say NO to Conventional Pondless Waterfalls Difficult to Clean with No Design Alternatives
    No design options with conventional pondless waterfalls Difficult to Clean with No Design Alternatives
    Impossible to Clean Conventional Pondless Waterfall Difficult to Clean with No Design Alternatives


    All conventional pondless waterfall basins require the pump vault and water storage basin to be at the foot of the pondless waterfall.

    They offer no creative pondless waterfall design options. You have no choice with your pondless waterfall design.

    The pump vault and water storage basin must always be connected to the base of your pondless water feature.




    No matter the pondless waterfall kit brand: Aquascape, Easy Pro, Savio, Atlantic, Pond Builder, American Pond, Little Giant, Proline, Danner, and others …. they ALL utilized conventional gravel basins. The gravel basins are ALWAYS at the base of the waterfalls. With each of those brands, they provide you with NO DESIGN ALTERNATIVES.


    Conventional Pondless Waterfall Basins Are Difficult to Clean


    Hard to clean conventional pondless waterfall Difficult to Clean with No Design Alternatives
    Conventional Pondless Waterfalls are Hard to Clean Difficult to Clean with No Design Alternatives
    Conventional Pondless Waterfall is Difficult to Clean Difficult to Clean with No Design Alternatives


    Conventional pondless waterfall gravel basins are difficult, if not impossible clean. Water is a magnet for wind blown debris.

    You may not have any trees, plants, flowers, lawn, or any type of landscaping whatsoever near your pondless waterfall. IT WILL STILL CATCH WIND BLOWN DEBRIS!

    The wind will blow tree needles, cottonwood seeds, blossoms, leaves, dust, mulch, and more into your pondless waterfall.

    Conventional pondless waterfall rock and gravel basin will capture all that debris. The force of the waterfalls will drive down deep into the rocks. That debris will decay and feed algae. Over time it will eventually clog. This will happen with all brands of conventional pondless waterfalls.

    Only RWG Ultimate pondless systems let you easily remove this debris before it can feed algae.



    Conventional Pondless Waterfall Basins Require Large Excavations


    Typical Pondless Basin consist of a large excavation  that is then filled with underlayment, liner, pump vault, matrix blocks, and rock


    Why would anyone want to dig a huge hole in the ground only to fill it back up with underlayment, liner, multiple pump vaults, water storage aqua blocks, and tons of rock ? The cost of the rock, gravel, pump vaults, aqua blocks …. AND the labor to dig the huge hole and to place all these things in it is much higher than HydroChamber™ All-in-One Pondless Pump Chamber Water Storage Tanks.

    The HydroChamber™ is designed to house up to two pumps AND two aqua blocks worth of water storage in one single unit. It is also a direct burial tank so underlayment, liner, and rock is NOT required. Unlike the slotted pump vaults shown in this photo at the base of the water feature, the HydroChamber™ can be installed in a remote location away from the water feature.


    Smaller, Faster, Pondless Basin Excavation Easier. less labor, and lower cost



    With the combined pump vault and water storage tank configuration of the HydroChamber™, the pondless waterfall basin can be significantly smaller than conventional pondless waterfall water storage basins. A smaller pondless basin requires less labor, saving you installation time and money.



    HydroChamber All-in-One pump chamber water storage tank is a better value than typical pondless waterfall basins


    With the “all-in-one” pump vault and water storage tank configuration of the HydroChamber™, the pondless waterfall basin can be significantly smaller than conventional pondless waterfall water storage basins.

    Conventional pondless waterfall basins consist of a slotted pump vault, water matrix blocks, liner, underlayment, rock, and gravel. The HydroSieve and HydroChamber replace all that in a smaller space. A smaller pondless basin requires less labor, saving you installation time and money.




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