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3 Tips for Buying a Retaining Wall Waterfall

sheer waterfallA friend recently asked me how they could spruce up their backyard by adding a waterfall to their landscape.  Because my friend's patio area is defined by a block wall, I suggested he add a waterfall to it.  Waterfalls can be added to any manufactured block or retaining wall. 

3 Tips for Buying a Retaining Wall Waterfall

  1. Choose stainless steel: Wall waterfalls can be made from stainless steel or acrylic.  Stainless steel is much stronger and durable - especially when installing the unit in a heavy block wall.
  2. Choose a self-draining design: A self-draining wall waterfall will automatically drain completely when the pump is disconnected.  A system that is NOT self-draining needs to be carefully blown out for the winter/colder months to remove all of the water.  Water left behind will cause the unit to freeze and crack.
  3. Choose multi-color lighting options:  If you don't want to be limited to only one lighting color, there are wall waterfall units that have LED light strips that can rotate through a variety of colors using a remote control.  

Choosing the right type of wall waterfall is a low maintenance way to add the peaceful sights and sounds of water to your outdoor landscape.

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