How To Buy a Pond Liner

A garden pond is a great way to add beauty to your back yard and add value to your property. You can easily install a pond in your back garden but you must choose the correct pond liner to start with. Let’s look at how to buy a pond liner to suit your needs and not cost the earth.

The difference between fishpond liners and pond liners is what materials they are made from. Once you have understood the difference you will be in a better position to choose the right pond liner for your pond. You must consider what you want to keep in your pond, its size and location before installing a liner. If you decide to build a pond in an area that gets full sunlight all day long then the best type of liner is a UV fortified one. The size of your finished pond also plays a big part in choosing the correct liner. Smaller pond liners are a lot cheaper than bigger varieties. A simpler shape will be cheaper than a complex design that needs a custom liner fitting.
Lets take a look at some examples of pond liners that you can buy.

Rigid pond liners are tough, pre-formed and variable. They look similar to the liner in a child’s play pool and are available in different sizes and shapes. They can be used both above and in the ground and if you prepare the ground adequately they will give high performance and quality without risk of leakage or cracking. The variable kind of PVC pond liner (polyvinyl chloride) are sold as sheets and will bend into any size or shape of hole. You may custom order these sheets if you want a particular thickness or size. It can be purchased with UV ray protection depending on your pond’s location and your budget. This is a good choice for complex designs, large ponds and also designing a pond on a budget.

Rubber pond liners or EPDM (ethylene propylene diene monomer) is a synthetic material that is very flexible and strong. It is way stronger than the aforementioned PVC pond liner. This liner is best suited to professional landscapers as it is highly durable, environmentally friendly and is resistant to UV rays and other corrosive hazards. The price of these liners are more expensive than the PVC alternative but they make up for that in performance. You, as an amateur, are still able to purchase this type of pond liner.

Check online for your pond liner once you know which option best suits you. You may be able to pick up a bargain. Before you buy you could check out your local garden centre or pond supplier to compare prices and also get advice as to which type, size and shape pond liner is best for you and your budget. Some Internet sites will offer free shipping if you buy over a certain weight.

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