Waterfall construction in San Diego: making ideas come to life
Ever visited the waterfalls in Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve and felt absolutely awe-struck? You weren’t the only one. Upon seeing it, many San Diego residents decided on the spot that they’d like to enjoy the spectacular view more often. However, most lacked the time to visit the actual waterfalls on regular basis, which is why they opted for the next best thing.
They decided to build a waterfall in their own backyard! Enter Pacific Dreamscapes. Your trusted waterfall contractor in San Diego will make sure that your dreams come to life. It is up to you to steer us in the right direction, and it is up to us to implement your vision. With your vision in mind and experience and expertise, the end result is bound to wow you beyond imagination!
Let the #1 waterfall gardens landscape designers guide you
Backyard waterfalls transform your yard into a peaceful haven with their cascading rush and soothing sounds. Whether you want lavish falls with a large pond or a compact pondless waterfall, call our company for a free estimate. For a small fee, we also offer an in-depth analysis of your landscape, so as to give you the optimal overall design.
The best garden waterfalls look like a seamless part of the landscape. With every project that we undertake, we strive to replicate Mother Nature. In fact, we take our inspiration from the area’s own water features such as Mission Trails Park in Santee, where there are some pretty amazing falls along the stream in Oak Canyon.
How to Build a Backyard Waterfall?
Just like an outdoor wall fountain, a backyard waterfall requires diligent planning and being mindful of the existing surroundings. This, in turn, requires the competence and experience that only the leading waterfall contractor in San Diego has.
How to design a garden waterfall?
When beginning our waterfall and stream design, our owner works with you to create the right size, height and placement. We first visualize how it would look if it were designed by nature. We use a top quality product by Aquascape called the BioFall which we place where we want the waterfall to begin.
How do Pacific Dreamscapes experts do it?
We level off the area so that the equipment is set level from left to right, slightly leaning forward. We hook up 2” flex pipe to the back of the unit using a flexible PVC glue and primer. The flex pipe then runs alongside the stream and connects to the back of the skimmer. With the right pond pump, the water will stay clean and free of algae.
What kind of waterfall pump do I need?
The best pumps circulate a flow of approximately 1,500 gallons per hour (GPH) for every foot of waterfall width. If you want the waterfall or stream to form rapids, you need to have about twice that flow. The leading waterfall gardens landscape designers usually use a pump that is at least 3,000 GPH. That means your stream would be around 2 feet wide at most points, narrowing to one foot wide where you want the stream to become rapid. If you want the stream to slow down to make a pool, we dig that area 1-2 feet deep and widen the width to 3 feet.
Rockscaping – creating a natural, rugged look
Rely on the best in the business to incorporate a rugged waterfall look into your landscape design. For a natural pond waterfall look, we like to create pools between multiple levels and finish it with dramatic rocks.
How to build a waterfall with rocks?
One popular design is the placement of two large boulders in front of and on each side of the BioFalls unit. Smaller rocks go in between the two large boulders to fill in the void. A flat boulder or a piece of flagstone is set on top of and between the boulders. This is called the waterfall weir, and it is the rock that the water rolls over to form the waterfall.
Waterfall garden designs with pondless waterfalls
If you don’t have the yard space or budget for a pond waterfall, pondless waterfalls are a great alternative. They are also a creative solution if you have safety concerns.
What is a pondless waterfall?
The basin is dug deeper than a conventional pond, and the pump and filter are hidden at the bottom under gravel. These water features offer the sight and sounds of a falls without the pond maintenance.
Detail-oriented approach that guarantees satisfaction
When we build any backyard waterfall, we pay attention to every detail. That includes choosing the right size, a durable pump and liner, and a layer of gravel. We use a product sold at KRC Rock called Arizona River Rock, ½” – 1 ½” in diameter. This protects the waterfall liner from the sun’s UV rays while creating a surface for beneficial bacteria to colonize. The bacteria consume nutrients that would otherwise feed the algae in the water. The result: cleaner water and less pond maintenance.
Pacific Dreamscapes: making dreams a reality
First-rate waterfall construction in San Diego paired with an outdoor kitchen and bbq island will make your custom landscape design the talk of the neighborhood! Besides, everything we do is done in accordance with San Diego county’s responsible landscaping recommendations. In other words, not a drop of water will go to waste, yet you’ll have an absolutely superior outdoor space design! Call now for a free estimate on beautiful backyard waterfalls in San Diego, Carlsbad, Encinitas, Chula Vista, La Jolla, Coronado and all nearby cities in San Diego County. We are also rated A+ by the area Better Business Bureau.