Vanishing Waterfalls and Streams
With On / Off Operation, No string Algae, Conserves Electricity
Berkey Waterfall & Stream Kits provide the installer all of the hardware for building an outdoor waterfall and / or stream with true on-off capability. When the system is turned on, the outdoor water feature provides a beautiful visual and audible accent to the landscape. When unattended (e.g. night time, vacation) the system can be shut-off, conserving electricity, limiting evaporation and eliminating string algae growth.
When turned on, a natural looking, outdoor waterfall & stream is enjoyed.
A Simple Waterfall
A simple waterfall system of two design elements, the waterfall itself and the pooling finish.
Waterfall Design Element
The Filtrific® Waterfall Starter (included in every kit) is essential in providing the waterfall with a natural "fanned" look and is sturdy to allow for complete disguise under heavy rocks or natural objects.
Pooling Finish Design Element
The second design element is the pooling finish. The pooling finish is a small, shallow pool which acts as a landing area for the waterfall or stream. In nature waterfalls always fall into a pooling area before dispersing. The pooling finish helps to create a natural look for the waterfall or stream and is made possible by the patented Fixed Skimmer included in a Berkey Waterfall & Stream Kit.
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Did You Know?
The Vanishing Finish Pool is a feature only available to systems installed with the patented Filtrific® Filter Tank Reservoir and Fixed Skimmer. With other systems the water must disappear into a bed of rocks which produces a very un-natural effect.
Waterfall and Stream Design Elements
A waterfall and stream system incorporates both a waterfall as shown above and a stream into one water feature. A pooling or wet finish is most commonly incorporated into this type of system as well.
Don't Want a Pooling Finish?
If the system design calls for a non-pooling finish, Berkey Systems can also accommodate a rock finish, a wet finish, and a wide variety of unique architectural finishes as well. For questions regarding custom kits for unique applications please give us a call at (800) 959-8353, M-F 8am - 9pm PST.
Solid Equipment + Your Creativity = Beautiful Results
Building a free flowing natural outdoor waterfall or stream can be a great stress release and a perfect home project that can even be done in sections as time allows. Designed with expansion in mind, the Berkey Outdoor Waterfall Kits’ reservoir can be increased, both during and after completion, by simply connecting an additional containment unit. So if need be, the project can be started with a shorter stream length and then added to as time and budget allows. Built-in pre-filtration will keep the reservoir clog-free ensuring that the waterfall and stream can be enjoyed for years to come without laborious maintenance or system removal. Utilize natural elements such as rock, and plantings to soften and blend the stream edges. An occasional log lining the edge of the stream or straddling the stream channel adds a rustic feel to the water feature. Bridges, pathways and stepping-stones and other hardscapes are always interesting and add a more refined touch. The possibilities with an outdoor waterfall and stream seem endless and with so much creative potential it is worth installing a system that will compliment your work and provide enjoyment and satisfaction for years to come.
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