If you’re considering putting in a pond, there are a few things you need to have a full grasp on first. Today, we’re going to help walk you through one of the many things you will need to research before jumping in and installing a pond: pond liners. This is just a brief overview of the topic of pond liners and should not be taken as completely comprehensive. Before you make a decision on a pond liner, you should do thorough research based on the specific pond you would need to suit your specific yard and desired look.
What are pond liners?
Pond liners are designed to line your pond with strong and resistant material. Primarily designed to improve water retention, these liners come in two forms, one that is malleable and one that is preformed. It’s important to note that not every pond will need a liner to function properly; those with dense soil packed firmly into the sides and the bottoms to act as a liner do not need to buy either type of liner.
What should be considered before purchasing the pond liner?
There are a number of factors that you should consider before you make the plunge and commit to one specific pond liner. First off, you need to examine the size and shape of your pond. Ponds of large size or strange shape would benefit from either no liner or a flexible liner, whereas smaller garden ponds benefit more from the preformed ones. You should also consider the budget you have for the project; if you want a giant pond in which everyone can swim but only have the budget for a small garden pond, you’re destined to be disappointed. You should also consider the vegetation you want to grow in your pond and the amount of fish you desire to have in the pond as that could affect the type of liner with which you choose to go.
Types of Pond Liners
There are two types of pond liners: flexible pond liners and preformed pond liners. The flexible liners allow you to make the liner fit to any shape you desire. The preformed liners are best for small garden ponds and come in a hard, premade shape. They are usually made of some sort of extremely durable material like various types of plastics and fiberglass.
When putting in a pond, there are a few things you need to consider first. In this article, we focused on the pond liners that you may or may not need to get to hold the desirable amount of water retention in your pond. There are several liners from which to choose that fit into one of two categories: flexible or preformed. They range in price and are designed with particular ponds in mind.