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How to Fill an Indoor Waterfall

DIY Network experts show how to fill an indoor waterfall.

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  • Time

    30 Minutes

  • Price Range

    $1 - $50

  • Difficulty



Step 1: Fill the Water Basin

Fill the water basin with distilled water. Regular tap water can be very hard and could cause calcification and mineral deposits on the stone as well as shortening the life of the pumps.

fill water basin with distilled water

Step 2: Wet the Slate

Prime the stone with a spray bottle or sponge to completely wet down the slate before turning on the waterfall. Otherwise, the water will not run evenly over the surface.

prime stone with spray bottle or sponge

Step 3: Turn On the Waterfall

Turn on the waterfall. Check the water level everyday to make sure the pump does not run dry.

check water level everyday