Pond Liner Tips

A garden pond is a wonderful addition to any home. Many people are choosing to build these ponds and stock them with fish and beautiful aquatic plants. When building a garden pond, it is important that you choose the right materials to get the most function from your pond.

Choosing a pond liner is a very important step. When deciding where you want to place your pond, you will need to plan your design according to the amount of space that you have and the size of the pond that you would like. Choosing a pond liner will be base upon the dimensions that you choose for your finished pond.

Pond liners are also made out of different materials, and this will need to be considered when choosing a pond liner. You may decide to line your pond with:

  • plastic
  • rubber
  • vinyl
  • clay
  • ...or even oil

Natural clay pond liners will require the installation of a professional who specializes in clay.

Every type of liner is suitable for a specific pond. Many people prefer the preformed plastic liner. Though they mistakenly believe that this type of pond liner will be the easiest to install and work with, they are often in for a shocking surprise. These liners are rigid and will not adjust to just any garden pond, but will require that they be installed in a very specific garden pond.

When choosing a pond liner you may want to consider using concrete. Concrete is a very popular liner and has many benefits. Concrete is solid and durable. It will withstand more abrasive contact than a plastic liner. You will need to make sure that the concrete is poured in evenly and maintains a well-balanced level of thickness throughout the pond.

If you decide that you cannot tell which may be the best pond liner then you may want to contact a professional and have their help in choosing a pond liner. An expert may be what you need and that is ok.

Do not feel discouraged, just get in touch with someone who deals and specializes in pond liners and explain what size and shape pond you would like to install. You may need to explain a bit about your ground level too. Finally, be sure that the pond liner that you do choose comes with a warranty.

See Also:

Preformed Pond Kits
Underwater Pond Lights