Waterfalls can add visual and auditory attractiveness to your pond. They also, however, can add complications to the pond’s design. If your slopes’ Water flows too fast or too slow, then you may not have the ambiance that you would like for the pond or the perfect habitat for your pond fish. Adjusting the stream of water over each waterfall may be easy or have you ever headed back to the pond merchant. The adjustment process that is required depends upon the cause of the water flow issue and if you want the water to move quicker or slower.
Put in a pump with controls. This kind of pump lets you adjust the water stream higher or lower manually.
Slow the flow of water over a waterfall by putting obstacles in the stream of water. Obstacles like stones and potted plants in the stream will slow the water on its path down the waterfall into the pond.
Eliminate obstacles on the waterfall to boost water flow over the autumn.
Change your pump into one that pumps fewer gallons of water every hour to slow the stream of water over a waterfall. The pump will decrease how much water is circulated and flows down the waterfall. A pump’s gallons-per-hour rate is noted on its bundle.
Put in a pump that pumps more gallons of water every hour to improve the water flow over a waterfall. If you’ve got a large pond or a tall waterfall, this more powerful pump may be necessary to maintain the water moving in a desirable speed.
Increase the size of pond piping that connects to the pump to boost the water flow over a waterfall. You may have a pump rated at 3,000 gallons per hour, but it won’t have the capacity to pump into its full capacity if the piping is overly narrow. With a pipe that is as large as the pump’s outlet pipe was recommended by Orest Protch in his 2001 to 2002 “Annual Ponds USA” Pumps 101 article.