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Formal Waterfalls

Formal Waterfalls

Formal Falls™ are beautiful waterfalls that are installed into a variety of wall types. An LED light is available to create a spectacular evening display. The light rotates through a variety of colors...or set it to your favorite color.  Anyone installing a paver patio with a wall element should consider a Formal Falls. Or anyone looking to add a formal sheer waterfall to their landscape, fountain or swimming pool.


Formal Falls Diagram

How The Formal Falls™ System Works

The Formal Falls™ molded Basin is placed on a suitable base with the pump protected inside the basin. Wall block or other suitable material is stacked all around the molded basin.

The Formal Falls™ spillway rests inside the wall block and is covered.

The pump inside the basin pumps the water via tubing to the Formal Falls™ where the water returns via a waterfall into the basin.

An LED light, shining up from the basin, illuminates the waterfall for a spectacular night display.

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Retaining Wall Waterfalls

Made in the USA, Formal Falls™ are a beautiful yet simple way to add the aesthetics of water to your surroundings.  The water flows out from the retaining wall in a nice, smooth sheet and into the basin below.  These waterfall walls can easily be added to any block wall structure and are a great alternative to ponds or fountains.  They can be used to adorn a garden, pool, outdoor living area, or even a home or business!

The Formal Falls™ has a low-energy, color-changing, remote controlled, LED lighting system that creates a beautiful nighttime display. The basin was designed to create an easy way to install the system within a block wall structure while the use of the autofill kit virtually eliminates all maintenance for the consumer.


The compact size of a Formal Falls™ means you can build and enjoy a beautiful waterfall anywhere in your yard. Four different standard waterfall widths are available or a custom unit can be created for your specific project.



Taking care of your Formal Falls™ is easy. Filling the reservoir every few weeks to compensate for evaporated water is all that’s required. Or you can install an automatic fill valve and eliminate virtually all maintenance!



The installation cost of a Formal Falls™ is varied and depends on the type of wall material being used as well as the width of the falls you wish to create. Please consult your Authorized Blue Thumb Installer for information.


Split Water Flow

Watch for competitor flaws:

The 1/8" opening of the Formal Falls™ and the design of the internal baffle keep our units from allowing debris to back up inside the opening. One way to quickly notice the difference in our opening is by how noticeable the thickness of the water becomes and how strong the flow is moving away from the wall.

The stainless steel of a Formal Falls™ keeps the integrity of the opening intact when under heavy downward pressure, therefore preventing the "saber-tooth" look of the waterfall being shown.

Beware of cheap imitations...

• Water flow splits if debris lodges inside
• Acrylic will crack in winter if not winterized
• Waterfall spillway is compressed

Why is Formal Falls™ a superior product?

• Stainless Steel Construction - 18 gauge #208 Stainless Steel Weir
• Full top to stack block
• No hotspots on light
• Self-draining - won’t crack in the winter temps
• Color Changing LED light
• Pump is easily accessed inside basin
• Large opening for thick showy water • 8", 16”, 28" & 40" Wide are standard sizes

Formal Falls™ Basins can be sunk in-ground or used above grade

NO Winterizing needed. In the spring simply drain and add fresh water. The basin comes equipped with dual pump access (left or right side) through a stainless steel access panel located just under the splash mat. Additionally, if you are looking to install our AutoFill Valve to maintain the water level or to reduce manual filling, a pre-installed spinweld located on both the left and right makes installation fast and easy.

5-Year Warranty on the Formal Falls™ Basin

Adding a touch of water into your hardscape projects just got easier.