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      Man-made waterfalls were developed thousands of years ago by the Persian empire. One such development was the famous Hanging Gardens of Babylon (one of the Seven Wonders of the World). The waterfalls of this garden was supported by a complex construction of pumps to create man-made waterfalls

Customized Waterfalls
     Custom man-made waterfalls are usually started with a blueprint of the plan. The exterior of the waterfall is usually composed of man-made rock, composed of Portland cement with lightweight aggregates, color pigments and other additives that reduce the cost of the project. The materials are cast and compressed into a mold to give the natural look of stone and enhance the beauty of the waterfall. The pool itself contains a pump or a number of pumps (depending on the size of the project) that re-circulates the water from the lower pool to the top creating a waterfall effect. The maintenance of a man-made waterfall is not very expensive to operate and can create a touch of elegance to your home.

Added Effects
     Adding lights to a waterfall can enhance the beauty of it at night. Using a blend of color lights can create a rainbow effect of colors to the waterfall and surrounding area. Fish, especially koi fish are popular in the pool of the waterfall. A filter can be placed with the pump system to filter the water of impurities. Surrounding a lush garden around the man-made waterfall can enhance the look of the landscape. Placing a waterfall with added effects in the front or backyard will add a sense of serenity and elegance to your home.

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Written by Jack Garchar


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