Waterfalls & Water Features

The tranquil, cascading water washes away the everyday stresses of the world while returning you to inner peace. There is a fundamental feeling when you are engulfed by the sound of rushing water, making you feel at one with nature.

These are some general points that apply to some water features; however each feature is unique.

  • Water features do not need to be drained for the winter.
  • When the temperature drops below 0 degrees, remove the pump and autofill then store in a dry place.
  • In the spring, drain the water, rinse everything off, drain rinse water.
  • Install the pump and autofill.
  • Fill the water feature and leave the autofill off for the first day to ensure there are no leaks.
  • Check for leaks then turn on autofill if there are no leaks.
  • Make sure you have algae control rocks (available for purchase in store).


  • Greentree provides a one-year workmanship warranty on water features.
  • A manufacturer’s warranty may exist for pumps and other components.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q: Why do I see a lot of water features with green water?
    A: The “green” water is algae growth in the water. It can be minimized by simply having water circulating throughout the feature with a pump, even if the pump doesn’t necessarily move the water to a certain spot ie. A waterfall. Algae control rocks are an excellent way to minimize algae and are organic therefore they are safe for fish and pants.
  • Q: Can I put fish in my water feature?
    A: You can put fish in your water feature however keep in mind that it needs to be a minimum 4’ deep and have aeration throughout the winter. Also, it can be difficult to keep fish from being caught by birds, cats, foxes, mink, etc.
  • Q: Can I put plants in my water feature?
    A: Yes, if you would like plants in your water feature let us know as some plants require shallow depth to grow around the edge requiring us to build a “shelf” around the pond.