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Re: Looking out the kitchen window.
I built the rock wall because the patio is built right up against it and I didn't want anyone falling into it. It's about 14-18" tall, and of that about 8-10" is waterline. It's about 3' deep overall. The ice does get pretty thick, and will actually form a big 'hood" over the waterfall and stream, but it continues to run just fine and never loses any water. I forgot what GPM the pump is, but it's pretty high, so it runs fast. If it were a smaller pump, it may not push water fast enough to keep it from freezing. How big is your pond?? Mine is only about 1000/ 1200 gallons.