Choosing The Best Pond Liner

One of the first things to consider when constructing a garden pond is which pond liner will be best to use. A good pond liner is vital so that water is retained, debris is kept out and cleaning is made easier. Pond liners are able to form to any contour your pond may have, making them easy to lay over uneven ground. There is a number of different pond lining options available, so we want to make sure you choose the right one. Not only will a pond liner ensure a water-tight barrier, but a high-quality liner will be strong enough to withstand UV, various extreme temperatures, and be tear-resistant over time. So whether you are building a pond from a hole dug in the ground, or a raised pond, we explore your best options: 

PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride) Liner

PVC is one type of plastic pond lining available and is perfect for small and medium ponds. This is the most common koi pond liner and can normally be found 0.5mm-1mm thickness. The variety of lengths and thicknesses allows for greater flexibility when choosing the type of pond you will design.  So what is so great about PVC liners? They are the most premium quality of plastic pond liners at an affordable price.

LDPE (Low-density polyethene) Liner

 If your pond requires a more flexible liner, LDPE liners area great economical alternative. LDPE will fit give you a close-fitting and wrinkle-free pond base. Its tear-resistant material is guaranteed to provide you with a reliable pond liner that will require no maintenance. Low-density polyethene is made up of extremely tightly bound fibres between layers of UV-proof and rot resistant coating. This blend of material has resulted in a strong pond liner that is still flexible enough to be positioned however you please. This type of lining is also available in a variety of lengths and thicknesses. LDPE is the cheapest option on the market; making it great for building a pond on a budget.

No matter what liner you decide to purchase in the end, it is advised to use pond underlay to avoid any mishaps.  While pond liners are very tough, any liner is in danger of being punctured from sharp stones in the ground. Another factor that many people overlook is roots growing from below. Plant roots can be very strong; while pond liners boast about being completely tear-free, they cannot stop the forces of nature. This is where pond underlay can help to protect from such penetration.