Different Types Of Water Features

Here are some different types of water features

Rock waterfall:

This is the type of waterfall that WaterfallNow is known for specializing in. There are different materials ranging from natural stone, veneer panels, boulders, concrete, brick, fiberglass, gfrc and even styrofoam. WaterfallNow prefers fiberglass over the alternatives due to the lightweight and flexible nature of the rock. As it is molded off of real rocks, the rocks maintain the same textures that natural rocks would. The rocks can be painted to any color and even painted again to change the color for a different season. Rock waterfalls with natural stone are usually seen in everyday landscaping gardens whereas artificial rock waterfalls are seen around tropical pool resort-like environments. Note: When retrofitting a waterfall onto an existing pool, it is important to note that the weight of concrete or other materials can cause damage such as cracking if not careful. Fiberglass rocks are a safer and more cost-effective alternative.

Waterwall

This kind of feature is where water slowly trickles or cascades down from the top of the wall. The water is fed back up from a pump and tube to the top and this process continues. Note that most water walls require a filter to be installed to avoid clogging from mineral build up. These are an elegant water feature idea that can go both indoors and outdoors. There are different sounds of cascading water depending on the type of material used for the front panel. These are increasing in popularity especially in corporate settings. Many companies are opting to have an acrylic or glass water wall with their logo engraved. The addition of LED lighting makes for a truly spectacular piece of decor.

Rain Curtain

Rain curtains are a great design piece to add moving water to a room. These can be built both indoors or outdoors. Indoor units are typically made with thin clear strands that run from the top of the unit to the water channels where the water is then fed back up through a pump to fall back down again in a continuous motion. There are many excellent photos of rain curtains that can be found online. These pieces can be customized in virtually any design. Speak to your local water features experts to learn about some of the possibilities.

Scupper / Waterfall Spillway / Sheer Descent / Ledge Fall / Sheet Fall

Scuppers are water features where water flows down a small ledge before descending into a pool, pond, or water container. There are many variations and names as well as materials (aluminum, acrylic, plastic, fiberglass). These produce more sound than a rain curtain or water wall and are a spectacular at night with the addition of LED strip lights built into the spillways. Waterfall spillways and sheet falls are similar in that they are thin flattened flows of water coming down in a long line the width of the spillway unit.

Sconce

These are similar to a water jet however there are different types of flows. These units are typically wall-mounted to the side of a pool wall or retaining wall and has water shooting out in a thin line or flowing down. One common version of a sconce water feature is a lions head with water flowing from the mouth.

Laminar Jet

These are a water feature with increasing DIY (do it yourself) popularity. Many high end laminar jets that are programmable can go for more than $2000 USD per unit. WaterfallNow carries some custom made stationary units for customers that simply want a unit that flows in a straight line into a pool without any special controlling requirements. These laminar flows create the impression of a solid LED lighted tube. At night you will see the LED lighting flowing through the tube cast light into the area where the water meets the pool. A definite must-have for nighttime pool enthusiasts.

Bubbler / Gurgler

These are often sold in landscape supply stores or custom-made by water features specialists. They are water features with a pump that channels water through and out the top of hollow cored out faux or real rocks. The more common material used is basalt rock. These can weigh thousands of pounds or can be made light enough for a single person to carry depending on the materials used.

Fountain / Geyser / Foam Jet / Sun Jet / Umbrella / Dandelion

There are an infinite number of fountain variations. WaterfallNow can make customized programmable fountain units with aluminum and other materials for Vegas Bellagio style light shows. These water features shoot water up out of the pond, pool, or basin and fall back onto themselves or at an angle. They come in an infinite variety of designs and styles.

Have fun designing your next water feature project!

BC Place: Water Features, Waterfalls, And Fountains In Vancouver

WaterfallNow displaying a temporary rock waterfall setup at BC Place.

BC Place: Water Features, Waterfalls, And Fountains In Vancouver

Temporary 12×18 pond setup using 2×6 lumber. Internally braced to provide more stability and security. A normal pond setup would be outdoors and dug into the ground. WaterfallNow typically employs pondless waterfalls which require very little water. The water splashes down into a hidden reservoir covered up by river rock and recirculates back up through a pump.

We were going to bring in some custom cherry wood benches made by new air custom designs but the deadline to ship things in was unfortunately passed. This particular display was crafted quickly on-site in a matter of hours. This type of project would normally have taken us several days with a large crew many years ago when we first began experimenting with fiberglass rocks

 

WaterfallNow has experience with concrete, natural rock, plastic rock, styrofoam rock, and even bricks. We have done it all and no other material captures the natural rock shapes found in nature as the ones we manufacture ourselves. Because the outer layer is composed of a mixture of natural rock, the rock can promote the growth of algae and within a few years resemble a real rock.

The thickness of the rock panels can be adjusted according to the purpose. In general, these rocks are meant to be used for display purposes and will last for many decades this way even operating in all 4 seasons.

The majority of the work that we do goes into crafting each rock panel specifically for the design we have in mind. There is a high cost involved in the production of the panels themselves. Anyone who has ever constructed fiberglass boats can attest to the high costs of fiberglass services and products. The equipment, skill, working conditions, and other associated costs may surprise those new to this industry but it is one the team at WaterfallNow is experienced in.

For custom rock waterfalls or fiberglass fabricating, contact WaterfallNow.

WaterfallNow At The Vancouver Home Design Show Oct 16-19 2014

WaterfallNow Vancouver Home Design ShowMake sure to stop by and snap up some photos while you are there.

Construction of our display will begin Wed.

What will we be able to pull it off in 3 days? We will soon find out.

 

WaterfallNow always seeks to create new products as well as recreate existing ones. WaterfallNow can even build faux rock bubbler columns using LED lighted fountainheads that look spectacular at night. To learn more simply call 778.788.8603 or email info@waterfallnow.com

 

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WaterfallNow opted to keep things simple for the Fall show.

Tuesday Oct 14

Water pumps not yet installed.Wednesday Oct 15

Many thanks for the artificial grass provided courtesy of Bobby from www.fglawns.com

For outdoor custom wood benches contact Richard from http://newaircustomdesign.com/wood-plank-furniture/

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Famous Man-Made Waterfalls Around The World

Here are some famous man-made indoor and outdoor waterfalls from around the world. Which one do you like the most?

United Arab Emirates (Dubai)

Japan (Osaka)

South Korea (Busan)

South Africa (Johannesburg

USA (Vegas)

Extra (Las Vegas)

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LED Weirs, And Waterfall Spillway Ideas

Waterfall Weirs (also called waterfall spillways and descent waterfalls) are a simple yet elegant way to decorate your yard.

Here is a sample video of a waterfall spillway using a stainless steel product made in North America.

Waterfall spillways ideas and possibilities are endless. They can be used in a wide variety of places – even built into the roof shown in this example.

Water sheers and weirs are typically made from metal such as stainless steel, from acrylic, plastic, or fiberglass. It is highly recommended to find one that comes with built-in LED lighting as this is what gives them that amazing look. Newer models offer brighter lighting effects that can be seen during the daytime as well and that much more spectacular at night. Remote controlled waterfall kits are available at various pond supply shops and manufacturers. They can also be found on Amazon or Ebay with free shipping.

Need advice for installation? How-to (DIY) videos are readily available online to assist you in decorating your new design. Whether you plan to add a waterfall to a commercial property, backyard pool, or even indoors, the waterfall spillway is a compliment magnet producing great sound and ambiance throughout.

WaterfallNow carries a selection of waterfall weirs with interchangeable LED including RGB with remote. Email for a quote or send photos of your project for some free waterfall spillway ideas.

Indoor Waterfalls Vancouver

WaterfallNow builds unique water features, fountains, and indoor waterfalls Vancouver, BC, Canada – Build+Installations – Call Moses 778-788-8603

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We are flexible and can adapt to whatever challenges that you as the client may have regarding your home renovation or for the planning of other projects.

We help to bring the look and feel of  natural rock features to our clients throughout the Lower Mainland.

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The recent surge in demand for unique indoor water features has brought new challenges as well as new changes.

WaterfallNow continues to cater to our niche market of clients all throughout the Lower Mainland (Abbotsford, Aldergrove, Burnaby, Chilliwack, Cloverdale, Delta, Fort Langley, Langley, North Vancouver, Surrey, Tawassen, West Vancouver, White Rock, Vancouver, and surrounding areas) who prefer our unique and fully customized water features.

Our indoor and outdoor rock features are not factory made but hand-crafted specifically to the environment they are going in.

We consider each of our projects as works of art that couldn’t have been created without a lot of attention to detail and craftsmanship.

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We welcome and look forward to establishing a new client base in Vancouver.

Are you in the process of building a new home? During the construction of the home is the most ideal time to begin construction on your indoor rock feature. Dust from cutting and drilling of our custom artificial rocks becomes less of an issue and allows us to work freely.

WaterfallNow does what the client wants and can be proud of each project as long as the final project is something that you love. The most important thing is that you as our valued client is happy with the final product.

Artistically challenged? Don’t worry. WaterfallNow has you covered. We have been building hand-made rock water features for over a decade and our skills continue to improve with every new project. We will work with you from concept to completion and design a rock feature that others will think costs a fortune.

Live in Vancouver, BC and looking for home renovation ideas in 2014? Contact us for a FREE estimate.

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