The EASIEST Water Feature to DIY

The EASIEST Water Feature to DIY

This weekend I worked on a little project for my in-laws 🙂 follow along and learn how to do it yourself

Liner –
Pump –
Light –
Timer –

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Hello my name is Travis Jantzer! I’m a vlogger from Oregon in the PNW. Online I go by TJantzer. Jantzer is pronounced “Yawn-sir” because my ancestors immigrated from Germany in the late 1800s. My wife’s name is Cassie and our daughter born in spring of 2019 is named Hazel. If you watch our videos you’ll learn we love rock climbing (particularly bouldering), ultimate frisbee, road trips, diy projects, and drones. We converted a van to a camper for vanlife and take road trips when we have time. We play ultimate in the fall. Climb in the gym from fall to spring. Play Frisbee again in the spring. And play sand volleyball with our friends through the summer. I wrote a book and love writing poetry. Cassie loves watercolor painting and pencil sketching. We both enjoy cooking though she is way better at it. I started on Youtube in 2011 but did not take it seriously until 2018 and even then I was inconsistent. In 2020 my resolution is to make one video every weekend and post it by Tuesday of that week. My passion is video editing. I started doing wedding videos last year and this year got a job shooting real estate photos and video. I still consider myself an amateur, but I’m learning something new with every video.
My goals for 2020:
1 video every week
500 subscribers on Youtube
$10,000 earned from local video and photo gigs ($1000 earned.. but Covid.)

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Thanks for stopping by!
I’ll see you next Tuesday.

-Travis Jantzer

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  1. Kathy Eyman on May 7, 2021 at 12:53 am

    Love it! What a wonderful gift! Hazel is super cute playing in it. 💦👶🏼💦

  2. Travis Jantzer on May 7, 2021 at 12:53 am

    Hey everyone! I just finished a big waterfall behind my parents house and I think it turned out really well. Its my biggest project yet and I put a lot of time into both the project and the video. Please go check it out!

  3. David on May 7, 2021 at 12:54 am

    Thanks for sharing this video with us. Looking good to me. This spring I planned on doing something like this.

  4. I-Chiu Lucero on May 7, 2021 at 12:56 am

    Great…where the water comes out of?

  5. THE PLANTITO PH on May 7, 2021 at 12:58 am

    Thanks for this. I will try to remake this. My only problem is where to find a drill.

  6. Isabel Teresa King on May 7, 2021 at 12:59 am

    I love it

  7. Shannon Sherman on May 7, 2021 at 1:00 am

    You mentioned using a tub, (which is what I have) would I still need a void for the water or will the tub suffice to hold the water? Thank you. great videos

  8. Tom A on May 7, 2021 at 1:00 am

    Could you provide more info on drilling through rock. Concrete bit? I imagine some rock is easier that others. Thanks- looks great!

  9. big_ugly _builder on May 7, 2021 at 1:02 am

    Spi-G-ot. Not spi-c-ot

  10. Paul Pires on May 7, 2021 at 1:05 am

    Great content but your music to voice audio is way off. The music is loud AF!

  11. Lonnie B. on May 7, 2021 at 1:06 am

    @5:05/ What are those purple flowers?

  12. Yet Solema on May 7, 2021 at 1:11 am

    Thats i know how to make a diy waterfalls.just wanna know what kind of water pump did you used friend here from the philippines.staysafe and Godbless

  13. 1252PFC on May 7, 2021 at 1:12 am

    I liked the fountain with japanese maple. Have instructions on it?

  14. Sloanirrigation on May 7, 2021 at 1:14 am

    I think the reason you’re getting so many questions on this DIY tutorial is that it doesn’t really have any of the DIY features of a DIY tutorial. Namely, the procedures you used for building your fountain.

  15. Kristy Cannon on May 7, 2021 at 1:15 am

    Great job! Love this type of natural rock fountain….what size concrete bit did you use? Thanks, Kristy 😊

  16. Fr Ag on May 7, 2021 at 1:15 am

    Beautiful shapes, shades, colors, sounds and textures! congrats for the works you do and thanks for the quick tips. I’ve been planning my water feature for at least 2 yrs, but I can’t decide for one style.
    I’ve made my first try in form of water pillars, using 10" diameter PVC piping to fill in with cement, Is it necessary to apply any kind of resin or cement sealant when making a sump for the water feature?
    Edit: I don’t like the classic pond liners, not sure why, but I resist to put plastics into the earth (even if they’re "green")

  17. flatsville1 on May 7, 2021 at 1:18 am

    Shouldn’t the pump go inside the void box rather than outside adjacent as in your drawing?

    Does it matter?

  18. Mrs. O-S on May 7, 2021 at 1:18 am

    Thank you for sharing your knowledge and skills, this is exactly what I was looking for… a rock waterfall. I appreciate the diagram at the beginning, it makes so much sense! Using a container to create a void is a great tip.

  19. Ms Sunshine on May 7, 2021 at 1:20 am

    Love your design concepts.

  20. Jennifer Steed on May 7, 2021 at 1:24 am

    I came looking for ideas for a kid’s fountain garden and LOVED seeing Hazel play in it at the end! Have you ever thought of making a kid’s fountain play area tutorial? Your videos are wonderful, thanks for sharing and God bless your family!

  21. Kyle S on May 7, 2021 at 1:24 am

    Great music, really easy process. This is the 3rd video of yours I’ve seen, and I know it will lead to more

  22. Roxann Hanrahan on May 7, 2021 at 1:24 am

    Thanks Travis!

  23. s3tw0L4 on May 7, 2021 at 1:24 am

    Just getting some ideas for a future house, and I love the idea of drilling holes and using larger river rocks to make your own personal fountain exactly the way you want to!

  24. Life with Kris on May 7, 2021 at 1:25 am

    Creative video content bro 😎

  25. Jessie Spendlove on May 7, 2021 at 1:25 am

    What did u use to retain the water in the bottom? Did u use a box?

  26. Adele Ferguson on May 7, 2021 at 1:29 am

    Travis, you truly seem like a super nice guy. I absolutely love garden water features and have 3 so far. Love your videos and tutorials. A+++

  27. AL S on May 7, 2021 at 1:34 am

    You, “Rock” bruh😂
    Seriously though, Thank you!😎👍🏽

  28. khurram shahzad on May 7, 2021 at 1:34 am

    Whats the name of the purple clematis??

  29. Azhar Khan on May 7, 2021 at 1:39 am

    I enjoy watching your straight to the point videos! Thank you!

  30. ChasersRBLX on May 7, 2021 at 1:39 am

    im actually planning to make my mom a water fountain for mothers day!

  31. Travis Jantzer on May 7, 2021 at 1:40 am

    Just FYI, This video was initially just a mothers day vlog where I thought it would be cool to explain how to make the gift I was giving. I was not anticipating it getting the views it has! But, my tutorials (which apparently I make now) are only getting better. Thanks for watching 🙂

  32. Ozzie Warrens on May 7, 2021 at 1:41 am

    Really like the flat rocks waterfall.

  33. Noah Anderson on May 7, 2021 at 1:43 am

    Nice water feature.

  34. ANDY SCALES on May 7, 2021 at 1:43 am

    Wear ya seatbelt!

  35. Stella Tomas on May 7, 2021 at 1:44 am

    Common sense explanation from no one but you on void boxes and splash consideration. Thank you for taking the fear out of building a water feature!

  36. ER Simon on May 7, 2021 at 1:46 am

    the 🎶 water 💧 fountain 😍

  37. Johanna on May 7, 2021 at 1:47 am

    Mini Stonehenge 😊

  38. Mac Daddy on May 7, 2021 at 1:47 am

    Nice job – thanks for the idea. How often do you find yourself adding water to the basin?

  39. Valkyrie Sardo on May 7, 2021 at 1:51 am

    A plastic milk carton container of the sort you see at a grocery store would make a good substitute for a void box. Those are very rugged and a convenient cube shape.

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