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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.
Anchor trenches, with or without curbs, are a simple, reliable, and pretty standard option for flexible pond liners like RPE.
Once you've selected your liner material and thickness, you're ready to measure your pond and place an order.
While you may have settled on the ideal material for your pond liner, you're not quite finished.
No matter what type of pond you're building, your first goal is to ensure it doesn't leak.
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.
Your liner selection is critical at this point in your project.
Every pond construction project needs to have a carefully crafted budget.
Polyethylene is the most common type of consumer plastic and appears in everyday materials, from food packaging to bulletproof vests.
There are dozens of flexible liner materials available that allow you to design and build the pond of your dreams
Preformed plastic ponds are often the liner of choice for inexperienced pond owners.
The thickness of any particular liner, including pond liners, is generally measured in mils.
Pond liner selection needs the most attention when you’re planning to add fish and plants to your finished pond.
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.
Even once you’ve narrowed down your liner choices to a flexible material, you’re still left with plenty of options.
Some pond liners work well for all uses, but others are strictly limited to specific applications.
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.
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.
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.
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.