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Waterfall Wells, Pump Vaults & Water Containment
Vanishing waterfalls continue to grow in popularity as an alternative to traditional ponds and water gardens. Enjoy the relaxing sights and sounds of a crashing waterfall or meandering stream without the upkeep and maintenance needed to keep thousands of gallons of pond water clean and healthy. Water flows from the waterfall, down a stream and 'vanishes' through a bed of stones into an underground water containment basin.
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
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Rocks or Blocks?
The Better Solution For Containment Basin Systems 
The basin of a vanishing waterfall must be designed to hold 3 times the amount of "water in transit". Water in transit is the the amount of water in the waterfall and stream at any given time. For example, a 24" wide waterfall flowing into a 3' wide stream, 15' long, with an average depth of 2" has a total of 56 gallons of water in transit at any given time. A properly sized basin will hold 3 times that amount or 168 gallons of water.
  
 
Do The Math
A 1 cubic foot container holds 7.48 gallons of water. The basin for the example water feature requires 22.5 cubic feet of water storing capacity to function properly.



The Block Method

The Rock Method
 Basin Size = 30 Cubic Feet

Basin Size = 75 Cubic Feet
The preferred method for constructing vanishing waterfall basins is to use Eco-Blox water matrix blocks to create the
underground voids needed to hold water. The Matrix Block has sturdy, load-bearing design capable of supporting any rocks or structure built on or over the basin. They store 6.5 gallons of water per cubic foot.

The old method for constructing vanishing waterfall basins involves digging a hole... and then filling it back up with rocks! The method relies on the air voids around the rocks to hold water. This creates a very inefficient water basin. A rocked basin holds 2.2 - 2.4 gallons of water per cubic foot.     
 

 


 
Add it all up!
Using Eco-Blox water matrix blocks to a build your water containment basin requires a smaller basin. And a smaller basin means less liner and underlayment, less time and expense digging and, in many cases, a lower finished project cost.  
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Atlantic Water Gardens Oasis SP1600 - 16" Waterfall Weir
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Atlantic Water Gardens Big Bahama PV18EXT - Pump Vault Extension For PV1800 Pump Vault
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PondBuilder Cascading Waterfall Box PB1762 - 20" Waterfall Weir
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Atlantic Water Gardens Big Bahama ECOBLOX - Underground Water Retention Matrix, Holds 31½ Gallons
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Savio Engineering FilterWeir Waterfall Filter F050 - 16" Biological Waterfall
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Savio Engineering FilterWeir Waterfall Filter F060 - 31" Biological Waterfall
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Savio Engineering Pond Free Waterfall Well WW1000 - For Pumps To 15,000 GPH
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Atlantic Water Gardens Oasis PV1700 - Pump Vault
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