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EPDM Rubber Pond Liner for Backyard Fish Ponds
Pond liners are an essential component to pond construction. Pond liners can be made of rubber or plastic, but there are many advantages that come with using the more expensive rubber pond liner. Rubber pond liner is flexible and durable while also being resistant to UV damage. These features make it a much better choice than plastic pond liner which is not as environmentally-friendly or long-lasting. Plastic pond liner may be cheaper in price but this cost comes at the expense of quality and performance when compared to rubber pond liner!
Rubber pond liner benefits:
- Rubber pond liner is more durable and flexible than other pond liners.
- It's UV resistant, so it won't break down over time.
- The installation process is easier with pond liner because you're able to cut the material to fit your pond shape without worrying about leaks or tears in the lining.
- You'll have a beautiful pond that will last for decades.
- EPDM Rubber pondliner easily fits to complex pond shapes where rigid plastic pond liners fail.
Rubber pond liners are manufactured with a special process that produces rubber pond liner material which is much more flexible than pond liner made from poly. A pond liner material made out of poly is less resistant to UV damage but also cheaper to manufacture.
Simple Pond Liner Installation
- Dig the pond to the desired depth and shape. Be sure to dig an anchor trench around the edge of the pond to hold the pond liner in place with rock or dirt.
- Put on safety glasses and gloves.
- Remove any rocks, roots or other obstructions from the pond liner installation site - these can damage your pond liner during installation.
- Place a geotextile fabric over the soil to protect the pond liner from puncture.
- Place the pond liner in the pond. Once it is in place, add water to the bottom to anchor the liner. If it is a complex pond shape, continue adding water until the rubber pond liner has been forced into all of the contours. Cut the pond liner to size using a sharp blade, being sure to allow enough liner to place in the anchor trench around the pond edge.
- Gently place soil and stone in the pond liner anchor trench to secure the edge of the liner.
- Continue to fill the pond until it is at the maximum water level.
- Add stone and plants on ledges inside the pond to provide fish cover and habitat. This will also hide the liner edge.
- Enjoy your pond!