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Currently in the process of rebuilding my waterfall to a mini rapid style design. I realized today while laying out my liner over the retaining walls that I will have vertical faces of exposed liner where it goes over my retaining wall on either side of the waterfall. How can I cover this up?
 

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Only thought I have, is to have slate or flat rock overhanging the retaining wall and fold the liner back under the slate.
 
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I'll take a picture tomorrow to outline what I mean.
 
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Thought of a solution last night, remove the last block of the retaining wall under the liner and lay beach rocks on top and seal the cracks with waterfall foam. It will look natural and water tight.
 
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Do I need to cover waterfall foam?
 

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There are different kinds of water fall foam. Which one are you using? Most of them should be fine not covered, but if you have a nice flat rock that you want, you could embed it in the foam. That way you will see the rock and not the liner or the foam.
 
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It is Aquascape waterfall foam

Here is the old waterfall

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New design as she sits now, it's semi done. I have more cracks to fill in to guide the water where I want it but it's getting close now.

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wow, can't wait to see it up and running!
 
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Before next weekend it should have water flowing and plants in. Haven't decided when the fish are going in.
 

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Haven't decided when the fish are going in.
after your sure it all works, so you don't have to work around them
 
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I haven't hooked it up yet but I plan to have it running by next week. Obviously I will have the water going before plants and fish go in. It's a simple set up I will have 2 pumps running with a combined 1640GPH through ABS pipe run to the top of the falls.
 

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well, i think it looks wonderful, and i envy your pond
 

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Gorgeous Pond!! I'd love to have one in my yard!! thanks for sharing!
 
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UPDATE will be picking up my attachments for the pumps tomorrow and hopefully water running by the day after.
 
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IT'S ALIVE!!!! hooked up the pumps and filter today for the first time and she looks pretty good. Disconnected the pumps because I need to add some teflon tape to one fitting. Pic's with plants tomorrow.
 

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it looks like it will be very nice... I am glad to see you taking the time to get it just the way you want it. I personally can't stand seeing my liner in a pond and built the waterfall to carefully conceal it. Can't wait to see the finished product
 
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Here she is with water flowing, more pics in my pond thread under the "pond photos" section

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That looks fantastic! Great job!
 

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I really like it! Good job!
 
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