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Pond Liner Guide

If you’re shopping for a pond liner, you may have a few questions and queries you want answered to ensure you’re getting the right pond liner for your requirements. Here at Pond Planet, we are dedicated to making the process as easy and efficient as possible for our customers, and this is why we have put together the ultimate pond liner guide. Whether you’re building your 1st or your 100th garden pond, we have all the tips, tricks and hints all in one place, so you can get started on choosing the right pond liner today.

DIFFERENT TYPES OF POND LINERS

At Pond Planet, you can browse a plethora of high-quality pond liner options with top picks from some of the most renowned brands in the industry. Find out more about our different options available now.

SYNTHETIC POND LINERS

Pond liners are essential for preventing your pond water from leaking, and we find that the most effective options are synthetic pond liners, as available in our collection today. Beyond containing the water and keeping the levels up, a synthetic pond liner also ensures that no sediment or debris can easily get into the pond and thus make it harder to maintain. Find the perfect pond liner for your garden pond in our varied collection today.

POND UNDERLAYS

Your chosen pond liner is not effective without also fitting a suitable pond liner underlay. Here you can shop a number of underlay options that will ensure your pond liner is effective and efficient. Plus, a high-quality underlay also ensures a longer life span for your pond liner, as well as keeping everything in its proper place. For a suitable pond liner underlay, explore our wide range of options available online now.



POND LINER FAQS

Here we have put together all of the most frequently asked questions when it comes to pond liners.


WHAT IS A POND LINER?

Simply put, a pond liner is a piece of waterproof fabric that is designed to stop water from seeping from your pond into the ground. They ensure water levels stay up in your pond and offer an all-around protective design and finish.


SHOULD YOU DOUBLE UP POND LINERS?

Doubling up is not necessary or recommended. Instead we suggest looking to purchase a better grade of pond liner with a great thickness which will offer greater peace of mind in case of damage. Unfortunately, pond liner can be damaged from wildlife, vandalism, and other elements, so having a thicker, better quality liner will add extra protection from the likes of falling stones, sharp beaks, and claws, etc.


CAN I PUT A NEW POND LINER OVER AN OLD ONE?

When it comes time to replace your pond liner, you should remove the old liner first. If you’re replacing your pond liner due to a leak, then you must clear the pond and remove the old liner to determine what caused the break in the liner. This will ensure that you do not have a repeat incident when laying the new liner. Simply putting a new liner over the old will not fix the issue and will create cycles of replacing the liners more often than you would usually need to, so we suggest gutting the old liner and starting fresh when it comes to replacing the liner!


HOW DO I HIDE THE SIDES OF MY POND LINER?

If you are concerned about hiding the sides of your pond liner for a neat and tidy finish, then we recommend creating a small shelf around the edge of the pond. By placing a layer of rectangle or square-shaped rocks around the edge of the pond, you can both anchor the lining in place and hide the sides and edges effectively. Once you have placed the shelf rocks, you can then create a more natural finish by adding edging rocks over the top. For this, we recommend using flagstones, a stone that is popular for landscaping!


WHAT DO YOU PUT UNDER POND LINERS?

The pond liner should be fitted with a proper and high-quality underlay underneath. At Pond Planet, you can explore a selection of premium quality underlay options.

Pond liner underlay is important as it protects the liner from being punctured or ripped by any rough rocks and stones that may be in the ground of the pond. By choosing a synthetic purpose made pond underlay, you can be sure it won't rot or deteriorate over time, as well as ensuring the pond liner won’t shift due to ground movement.


HOW LONG DO POND LINERS LAST?

When installed correctly, your pond liner should last for many years. Typically, you can expect your pond liner to last up to 20 years before needing to be replaced; however, this is reduced to 10 years if your pond sits in direct sunlight.


HOW TO CALCULATE HOW MUCH POND LINER YOU NEED?

If you are ready to purchase your chosen pond liner, but you are not sure how much pond liner you need, then you have come to the right place. At Pond Planet, we are proud to present our very own Pond Liner Calculator, where you can find exact measurements for how much pond liner you need.

Use our pond liner calculator today to get a good estimation of how much pond liner you need for your project.

MORE TIPS AND TRICKS

For more expert advice on pond liners, don’t hesitate to explore our full guides collection, where you can read more informative articles on relevant topics. Learn how to install and repair your pond liners, as well as many more useful advice pieces, such as how to build your outside pond and waterfall.

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