Roughly 15 years ago Greg Wittstock, owner of Aquascape, was talking with a client who had started building ponds with waterfalls and putting milk crates in the pond and covering them with gravel. He called Ed Beaulieu, his top design guy, and had him start working on this idea right away. Little did they know they had stumbled upon what would become the pondless waterfall and change the industry forever. The systems have come a long way since then, and us at Amen Corner Ponds would like to fill you in on what the incredibly popular pondless waterfall really is.
A pondless waterfall, also known as disappearing waterfall or disappearing stream, is exactly how it sounds. It is a waterfall that disappears into a bed of gravel with a basin beneath. It is in fact a pond-less waterfall. This revolutionary idea has changed who can have a water feature forever. You now no longer need a pond in order to have a waterfall. You don’t have to worry about keeping the water clear because there is no visible sitting water anywhere and maintenance is almost nonexistent. But let’s not just talk about the benefits, let me show you how it is the amazing feature that it is.