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The marketing materials of alternative cover options like floating ballasts may convince you that geomembrane floating covers require a lot of maintenance.
Approving the use of a floating cover made from geomembrane for your project isn’t the only step in design or selection.
If digging and lining a pond sounds like a lot of work, it’s also possible to choose pre-formed vaults and tanks to hold fresh water or waste products.
The majority of covered ponds and lagoons in use today are covered with a system known as the defined sump/tensioned plate design.
Geomembranes certainly work well as floating covers, especially when built with the right materials from the start.
While there are dozens of potential, unique uses for floating covers made from geomembranes like RPE, most of them can be easily sorted into the categories of fresh and wastewater storage.
With such a wide range of uses and potential benefits, it’s not surprising that floating covers are installed on ponds and tanks in dozens of different industries.
Floating covers for reservoirs and lagoons are often compared to the simple solar or winter covers used on backyard pools.