The Ultimate Pond Liner Guide

If you’re looking for all the information you could need on pond liners; then you have come to the right place. Here at Pond Planet, we have put together a comprehensive guide that answers all of the most frequently asked questions on pond liners. From the basics of pond liners to how they should be installed and maintained, you will find all of the best tips and advice here.

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Pond Liner FAQs

Here we have put together our advice for all of the questions that we often hear when people shop for pond liners. We think you will find all the answers to your queries here, as well as find some tips you may not have realised you need to know!

Do I Need a Pond Liner?

Yes, if you have or are planning a pond for your garden, you need a quality pond liner. A pond liner is a barrier that stops water from leaking out of the pond’s base into the soil beneath. If you do not have a natural clay base for your pond, you will need an artificial pond liner instead. Not only will your pond liner keep water inside, but it will also keep out sediment and debris to make maintenance easier.

What is a Fish Pond Liner?

Fish pond liner is a waterproof base layer for your pond that ensures water stays where it is meant to be in your pond. They are usually created by joining together or ‘seaming’ sheets of fabric together when the size needed is especially large. These joins are factory made and are very strong while maintaining the standard flexible nature of pond liners which allows for them to be moulded to your pond shape and size.

What is Pond Liner Underlay?

Pond liner underlay is laid beneath your pond liner and above the earth base of your pond. It is a thick geotextile that is the key to ensuring the longevity of your pond by protecting the pond liner from damage. Created through a process of mechanical bonding, several sheets are interwoven together to form a tough and durable underlayer.

Do I Need Pond Liner Underlay?

Some people assume that they do not need a pond liner underlay and that the pond liner itself offers enough protection. However, this isn’t true, and you should invest in a good quality pond liner underlay in order to save on repeatedly replacing damaged pond liners. With the use of a proper pond liner underlay, your pond liner will last up to 25 years unscathed.

Why is a Pond Liner Underlay Important?

Pond liner underlay protects your pond liner from being punctured or ripped into by rocks and rough edges that are buried in the ground. The underlay also acts as an extra barrier of protection against rodents, as well as preventing your pond liner from shifting with ground movement.

How Do I Install Pond Liner?

Installing a pond liner is a simple process; however, it does include a few different steps. From preparing your pond to installation and edging, we have a comprehensive guide filled with tips and advice on the entire process. Read our pond liner installation guide today to get prepared before laying or replacing your liner.

How Much Pond Liner Do I Need?

Working out how much pond liner you need can be a frustrating process, but luckily we have made it as easy as possible for our customers. By using our pond liner calculator, you can accurately estimate how much pond liner you will need without any waste.

Is Pond Liner Safe for Fish?

Here at Pond Planet, our pond liners are safe and non-toxic for fish, so you do not need to worry about your fishes’ or other visiting wildlife creatures’ health when choosing and installing your liner. Most pond liners are created using EPDM, a synthetic rubber material that is highly durable and used in many applications in ponds and lakes.

Are Pond Liners Bad for the Environment? 

Flexible pond liners are not bad for the environment as they are an inert material with a relatively low impact on the environment during production. Plus, with the proper underlay and installation, your pond liner can last up to 25 years, meaning it does not need to be replaced as often when it is looked after properly.

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