Waterfalls & Water Featuresth3admin2017-02-04T14:19:33-06:00
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.