How to make a backyard pond waterfall weir / spillway for less than $20

I made one of these after getting quoted more than 0 at a local pond store. You can easily build one of these yourself in about 30 minutes for less than . Note: I've used a spillway exactly like this 24/7 for well over 2 years now. No leaks. No problems whatsoever. Have fun! Pond Details: 0 Beckett (Model W1150) 1100 gph pump for waterfall Beckett (Model G535AG20) 535 gph pump for fountain. 0 Home Depot 12'x12'PVC Pond liner Waterfall spill tank (made from office storage box) Free Rocks and Wood (courtesy of Nevada Desert) Perinnials from Home Depot Water plants from Oasis Water Gardens 0 for extra Parts/Hosing/Extras


How to make a backyard pond waterfall weir / spillway for less than



25 Responses to How to make a backyard pond waterfall weir / spillway for less than $20

  1. MrSaijujose

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  2. djvdwolf

    i think i have the cheapest pond.
    i found the foil in an gardners dumster
    the pumps got 3 in total 2 in use and i bought only one of them
    stones from the frontyard and of my vacation.
    water is from the ditch that runs past my garden (A)

  3. TheBoaConstrictor95

    You might not need to use any electricity in that case. From what I remember in biochemistry, water is polar, thus you can just get it going & water will use capillary action to keep flowing. In other words, if you’re able to suck the water up the hose, the water should just flow because of its molecular structure. I might try that out.

  4. besamemucho5

    i like your idea of the waterfall …i am going to use it this weekend to build a small water fountain..i probably have to find a smaller black plastic…which i will find at office depot…thanks for the idea…

  5. stromung015

    Hi
    can you please tell me the part details if I want to use a 560gph pump ? I am planning to make a 6 x 2 feet stream. Because I think if I follow your specs for my stream, it would look too strong and water will over spilled to the sides since the height I am thinking would be 1.5feet. Any suggestions are welcome, thank you

  6. MrAxeEdent

    Good job! I am going to try and make the exact spillway for a pondless waterfall in my back yard. Good video.

  7. ArT2Oo0

    impressive i favorited this video im going to use this method

  8. rockapeandproud

    thanks for the idea, i’ll give it a go

  9. chucky902

    thanks alot ,i’ll try it an see how it go’s

  10. ryanerb

    Great video, but 20 bucks doesn’t include the cost of the pump, which had to be quite some money! Also, not sure if you go the rock and pond liner for free, but all that stuff will bring your price up. Please include those prices in your title.

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  12. dylily

    I’m in the process of building a pond/stream in my yard and am working on the waterfall right now. Thank you, this is good information. I know oppinions are like @%^#$ but, if I may… I really like everything… but was thinking the steel retainer nut might rust fairly quick and I’m pretty sure they make PVC retainer nuts. Anyway, just a thought. Thanks again, I wasn’t sure how I was going to do mine and now I do.

  13. callteg4

    I am from the uk and I can not find one of the no5 storgage bins anywhere please help

  14. 2fas4ya

    AWESOME Video!!!!! I wish I would have seen this b4 I bought mine @ the pond store – but It gives me an idea if I want 2 expand my waterfall. My pond originally started out as one of those plastic prefab jobs 9 years ago. Now it has evolved into something short of my little piece of paradise that is 2x as big, twice as deep (almost 6ft @ the deepest end) with a bridge going over the water and a (now matured) weeping cherry. I LOVE your video I know your pond it awesome now – it takes time :)

  15. TimyBoy1990

    nice

  16. halisan1

    Hey, um how well does this filter work? I have a turtle and he needs really good filter.

  17. rednyr2003

    great video…appreciate your ingenuity! There was no way I was spending the crazy bucks on a weir and now I don’t have to! nice job….

  18. jmoney775

    @My1968Impala Yeah, I got rid of the shopping cart recently. Now I simply have the pump laying on the bottom of the pond. I have a piece of swamp cooler pad sitting on the bottom of the weir with a bag of lava rock on top. Filters just fine and looks MUCH better.

  19. jmoney775

    @MrGraylynn I’m glad it helped!! :)

  20. jmoney775

    @stormpoet76 I got rid of the crate recently. Now I simply have the pump laying on the bottom of the pond. I have a piece of swamp cooler pad sitting on the bottom of the weir with a bag of lava rock on top. Filters just fine and looks MUCH better.

  21. jmoney775

    @almieda321 Weir on one end, submersible pump on the other.

  22. jmoney775

    @bubber25 Your fish will survive the winter months if your pond is 36″ deep or more. I’ve had it completely frozen over with 10″ slab of ice for a couple months and they did just fine. Thanks for watching!

  23. paulasmits

    Wow nice job ! I made a weir from duct taping a dust pan to a upside down whiskey 1/2 barrel that is my little pond. haaaaaaaaaaaa Of course I am going to create faux rock to cover everything. Makes a real nice sheet of “rain” droplets. I hear ya about the prices on weirs. geeez

  24. bubber25

    cool video im thinking about starting an outdoor pond in my backyard. so what do you do in the cold cold winter months? does it kill all your fish? what do you do?

  25. almieda321

    this sounds stupid but where do u connect the hose to?

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