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How Can I Fix Common Problems with Pond Liners?

We've talked a lot about liner materials, and it's pretty clear by now that the best type of pond liner is durable, strong, lightweight, and can handle exposure to the environment. 

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What’s the Best Way to Anchor a Pond Liner?

Anchor trenches, with or without curbs, are a simple, reliable, and pretty standard option for flexible pond liners like RPE. 

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How Do I Measure A Pond Liner?

Once you've selected your liner material and thickness, you're ready to measure your pond and place an order. 

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Ordering the Best Pond Liner: What’s a Mil?

While you may have settled on the ideal material for your pond liner, you're not quite finished. 

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Reviewing Pond Liners: RPE vs HDPE

No matter what type of pond you're building, your first goal is to ensure it doesn't leak. 

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How Do I Choose a Fish Safe Pond Liner?

When you're investing your money, time, and labor in a pond that will bring you countless hours of pleasure, you want to be sure that both fish and plants will thrive.

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What’s the Best Pond Budget? Prioritizing Your Expenses

Your liner selection is critical at this point in your project. 

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What’s the Best Pond Budget? Considering Your Options

Every pond construction project needs to have a carefully crafted budget.

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Reviewing Pond Liners: HDPE, LDPE, RPE

Polyethylene is the most common type of consumer plastic and appears in everyday materials, from food packaging to bulletproof vests. 

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Reviewing Pond Liner Materials: EPDM and PVC

There are dozens of flexible liner materials available that allow you to design and build the pond of your dreams

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How do I Compare Preformed Pond Liners?

Preformed plastic ponds are often the liner of choice for inexperienced pond owners. 

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How Many Mils Do You Need for a Pond Liner?

The thickness of any particular liner, including pond liners, is generally measured in mils. 

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Fish and Plant Safety for Pond Liners

Pond liner selection needs the most attention when you’re planning to add fish and plants to your finished pond. 

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Underlayment for Pond Liners

It’s easy to assume that a single layer of pond liner is all you need to keep water in and protect your pond from erosion.

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Your Flexible Pond Liner Material Options

Even once you’ve narrowed down your liner choices to a flexible material, you’re still left with plenty of options. 

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Why Pond Usage Matters for Liner Selection

Some pond liners work well for all uses, but others are strictly limited to specific applications. 

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Pond Liners - Plastic Liners vs Natural Materials

When aiming to mimic a natural environment for rapid growth of valuable fish or plants, it’s tempting to choose natural pond lining materials over flexible plastic liners. 

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Concrete vs Flexible Pond Liners

Concrete is often portrayed as a permanent or nearly indestructible option for lining your pond. However, it’s not quite as durable or easy to use for pond lining as you might assume.

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Flexible vs Stiff Pond Liner Materials

Large commercial ponds require some kind of flexible or poured-in-place liner since they’re simply too large to cover with a pre-cast cover. 

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Should I Line My Pond or Not?

It’s easy to assume that excavation is the most challenging part of building a small to medium sized pond. However, a properly shaped and compacted pond will still lose water and cost too much money to keep filled unless it’s lined.

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