Welcome to the BTL Knowledgebase. Ever since we started lining ponds, creating covers, and helping people with their projects, we've gotten asked a lot of questions. Many of these questions are repeatedly asked, so we put together the BTL knowledgebase to help answer any questions you had about a particular subject. We are adding new questions every month, so continue to check back often!
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How do you keep a pond full of water?
Fact is, most soil doesn’t naturally retain water, unless it’s already a pond or wetland.Read More
How deep should Pond be for koi?
The depth of your pond needs to allow several things for your koi to thrive, especially if you plan to keep them outdoor through the winter.Read More
Does vinegar kill algae in ponds?
Well, yes it can. But it can also injure or kill anything else that lives in your pond, including plants and breeding frogs or insects, and obviously fish.Read More
How long does it take to fill a 1 acre pond?
A 1 acre pond can fill relatively quickly or take an eternity, depending on your pond and your source of water.Read More
How many fish can you have in a 1 acre pond?
Smaller farm type ponds (1 acre or less) can be difficult to manage if you are hoping to raise fish for sport or eating.Read More
How many koi can be in a 500 gallon pond?
There are some important considerations when you’re calculating how many koi you can keep in a 500 gallon pond.Read More
How long do preformed ponds last?
Preformed plastic ponds can be manufactured out of several different materials, which will offer different levels of performance, but a good rule of thumb is that they last up to about 10 yearsRead More
Are preformed ponds any good?
For small, residential ponds, preformed liners can be a good option, particularly for first time pond ownersRead More
Is Sandstone good for ponds?
Sandstone is an attractive option and works very well when used around the perimeter of a pond.Read More
How do you build a raised pond with preformed liner?
A raised pond can be quite attractive, especially when installed on a sloped yard, surrounded by plants.Read More
How do you hide the edge of a preformed pond?
The lip of a preformed liner usually rises slightly above ground level and curves over, making it impossible to bury and difficult to cover with stones.Read More
Can you cement on top of pond liner?
Yes, it’s possible to install cement over the top of a pond liner but it’s a good idea to start with some research.Read More
How do you finish the edges of a pond liner?
The most effective way of finishing the edges of your pond liner is to hide them in an anchor trench or an anchor shelf.Read More
What do you put around a pond?
Setting up a new pond is fun and allows for full expression of your creativity and DIY urges.Read More
How do you edge a pond with rocks?
If you’re looking for a natural appearance, rocks are a good option, as long as you follow some basic rulesRead More
What do you put in the bottom of a pond?
Actually, there’s nothing you HAVE to put in the bottom of your pond, other than a high quality liner.Read More
How can I make my pond liner look natural?
Once your pond is set up, start with a focus on plants to create natural looking borders.Read More
How do you tuck in a pond liner?
Tucking in a pond liner serves both to hide the edges for a more attractive look and to secure the liner so it doesn’t slip out of place.Read More
How can I hide my pond liner?
Hiding the edges of your pond liner isn’t technically difficult - it requires some decorative choices and a bit of labor, but most homeowners can manage it without a problem.Read More
How much does a large pond liner cost?
The cost of a pond liner will vary widely, depending on which material you choose, how thick it is, and where you buy it.Read More
How deep should a pond be?
In general, most backyard ponds should be between 6' and 8' deep.Read More
How do I choose a pond liner?
That’s a great question. Choosing a pond liner is much more than looking for the lowest price you can findRead More
How do you keep a koi pond healthy?
Koi ponds aren’t natural environments, so they need a number of supportive mechanisms and systematic monitoring to ensure that you maintain a healthy environment for your koi.Read More
Which type of pond liner is best?
Your choices for pond liners have expanded in the last several decades and popular options include PVC, EPDM, HDPE and RPE.Read More