Reservoir Cubes (Res-Cubes) are a great way to simplify installation of pondless waterfalls, formal fountains and other basins typically using a large quantity of rock. These sturdy plastic cubes can be stacked together to partially or totally fill the reservoir of a pondless waterfall or similar feature. This dramatically reduces the labor involved; reservoir size; and material cost in liner, underlayment and rock!
A typical reservoir filled with rock holds 40% water and 60% stone. By using Res-Cubes you can increase water to 85% and reduce rock to 15%! This allows you to hold more water in a smaller area, reducing the reservoir size needed. Res-Cubes help reduce overall cost by:
- Reducing rock tonnage
- Reservoir can be made smaller because of the increased water percentage due to less rock being used
- Installation time is reduced considerably - smaller reservoir hole means less digging, less liner and less labor
Res-Cubes measure 19" long x 13" wide x 11" high. The height is ideal since our mini vault is 22" high and the large vault is 33" high. By using two or three stacked rows of cubes you can match the vault height perfectly. Res-Cubes can be connected together using plastic zip ties to create large blocks of space.
For shipping and storage purposes one Res-Cube can nest inside two opposing cubes. This allows three cubes to ship in the space of two cubes.
A typical 8' x 10' x 3' deep reservoir filled with rock would take:
• Approximately eleven tons of rock
• A liner 20' x 20'
• An underlayment 20' x 20'
• 80 square feet of ground space;
• and hold approximately 718 gallons of water
A 6' x 8' x 3' reservoir with cubes would take:
• 60 Res-Cubes
• A liner 15' x 20'
• An underlayment 15' x 20'
• 1.5 tons of rock to cover top of cubes
• 48 square feet of ground space;
• and hold approximately 754 gallons of water
The labor saved in digging a 40% smaller hole along with the huge time savings of 9.5 ton less rock to move adds up to more money for you. One person can carry and install 60 Res-Cubes by themselves (no machine) in 15 minutes!