This Is How Much It Costs To Install A Pondless Waterfall In Des Moines

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This Is How Much It Costs To Install A Pondless Waterfall In Des Moines

Find Out How Much People Near You Are Investing In Their Pondless Water Features

The cost to install a pondless waterfall you’ll love can be anywhere from $4,500 to $150,000 depending on what you want for your home.

Find out more on costs below-

Let’s Go Pondless!

“Pondless water features are easier to care for and are safer for kids and pets,” Angela points out.
Adam paces around the room. “I guess they would be. They are shallower and there’s no fish to worry about either. Alright, how much does it cost to install a pondless waterfall?”
Angela pauses before pulling out her phone. “I don’t actually know. Why don’t we look it up and see what we can find? Then maybe we can start looking for pond installers in Des Moines.” She starts searching on Google as Adam walks over to look with her. After searching Google for a while, here’s what the couple finds:

Installation Costs For Pondless Waterfalls

The cost to install a pondless waterfall starts at $4,500 and goes up from there. A typical feature with a 10 to 20-foot long stream, 3 to 5 waterfalls, and a total drop of 2 to 4 feet can be between $10,000 and $20,000. More complex ones start in the $40,000 to $60,000 range.

There’s a slight cost to maintain the feature and you may see a slight rise in your water bill. Don’t worry though, the water cycles back through the feature and is filtered for cleanliness!

Your total cost will change based on certain factors.

What Can Change The Price

Pondless waterfall prices can change depending on the size, complexity, rocks you choose, and any additions you want.

Larger and more complex pondless waterfalls need more of an investment. Bigger ones take more time, materials, and labor. Complexity can mean how many waterfalls, the length and width size, and if you want a stream too. It does make for a great looking water feature!

Complexity can also apply to the job site. The ground may need shifting so the water flows right, digging may be hard, there could be underground wiring, and other obstacles may pop up.

The cost to install a pondless waterfall can also change based on the rocks you want. Larger, machine set rocks and non-local stone can increase the price.

Additions are great because they can make your water feature even more enjoyable! Plants, lighting in and around the water, and extra filters are a few options people choose. Another fun choice is to add one of the five types of landscape fountains to it.

You can add waterfalls and streams to existing water features too.

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“Now we know about how much we need to invest to install a pondless waterfall!” Adam says happily. Angela squeezes his hand. “Right?! Now, why don’t we see what else we can find out on this blog.”

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