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Basic Types of Pond Liners


There are three popular types of pond liners used in making fish ponds, each with its benefits and disadvantages – preformed pond liners, flexible pond liners, and concrete pond liners.

Preformed Swell Uk are the most popular and are best suited for novices looking to set up a quick and easy pond as the provided an instant setting for either an in-ground or above ground pond solution. The costs range based upon the width of the materials, with the wider being the more costly the downfall of the preformed liner is they offer very little in the way of changes, but can still be well used with some careful preparing.

In the landscaping market one of the well-known needs is to add an appealing and relaxing pond on the client’s residence. Ponds are a amazing way to improve natural creatures into the garden and add an beautiful feature, so it is no question they are so preferred. As a landscaper or gardener it is up to you to make sure that the pond is supplied the best chance to blossom and that the surrounding grounds are not impacted by the addition of the body of water. This is where selecting the correct pond liner come in.

Rubber Liners Give Flexibility

Pond liners need to be suitable for the size and shape of the pond as well as the amount of weight it will need to cope with once the pond is established. One of the best options to choose is EPDM (Epalyn, as it is more commonly known as) or Butyl rubber liners. These provide quality protection and an excellent base for the bond to develop between water and earth, remaining stable in the years to come.

Using pond liners is an easy way to introduce a new pond into any outdoor space. They are flexible so it is easy to create any shape of pond your clients request, no matter how unusual the design. Curved or straight edges are not a problem when using rubber as it is so flexible and easy to use. The liners can be cut to size in a warehouse so you don’t have to buy premade sizes that aren’t big enough, or buy more than you need so costing you and your client more money.

What Type of Liner is best?

The option you choose really is down to personal choice and the type of pond being created or maintained. The common options available include:

Heavy Duty PVC – PVC is an option that is often selected for smaller ponds that are there for visual pleasure. If used in the right situation the liner can last a lifetime so long as the size is below 60 square meters. As it isn’t as thick as other options available, this type is not recommended on larger ponds or pools of water.

Epalyn Rubber – This liner comes in various thicknesses going up to 1mm. It’s much more flexible than other options, it can be vulcanized into many shapes and creates a watertight seal. Ponds up to 100 meter squared can be lined with the rubber liner and last a lifetime.