Just like in a pond, the water will spill out of a spillway. In some cases, the same BIOFALLS Filter will be used, while in others a simple waterfall spillway unit is utilized.
Once the water has made it down the waterfall or stream, it flows into the pit. The pit is made of gravel and actually acts as a filter. Just like with the basket that is inside of a skimmer unit in a pond, any large debris will be caught in the pit.
One cool feature about the pit is that you’re able to control the amount of standing water! This means that you can have zero water all the way up to a few inches above the gravel.
The third and final feature of the Pondless Waterfall are the Aquablocks and pump vault. The Aquablocks (which are the milk crate looking rectangles in the diagram) help to reduce the amount of gravel that is necessary to use and provides the water storage.
The pump vault has the purpose of just what it sounds like, holding the pump. This is where the water is recirculated from the reservoir back up to the waterfalls.