Author: Aqua Gardening
Date: 13 October 2023

Unlocking the Versatility of Pond Liners

PVC liners are renowned for their exceptional durability and resistance to various environmental factors, making them an ideal choice for a long-lasting pond and water feature installations. Let's explore some potential applications for these pond liners.

1. Build your own pond /swimming pond.

If you're mindful of your budget or planning to create a small pond (less than 3 meters in size) for frogs or goldfish, the ideal choice is a PVC Pond Liner. Opt for a 0.5mm thickness PVC liner for small ponds, and for larger ones, use EPDM Pond Liner with a thickness of 1.02mm or greater. EPDM pond liners are crafted from high-quality rubber and are safe for fish. If you're dealing with a concrete pond that's prone to leaks or if there are trees in close proximity to your pond, you might want to consider using the Firestone EPDM pond liner along with some pond underlay geofabric for added protection against potential leaks in the future.


2. Have limited space? Consider opting for a pondless waterfall.

A pondless waterfall is the perfect solution for adding the beauty and allure of a natural waterfall and creek to your landscape or backyard, even when space is restricted. Tailored to fit the available area, this feature introduces both the soothing sound and captivating motion of a water feature to any space.


3. Construct an elevated fish tank suitable for aquaponics by incorporating a protective lining.

Construct an elevated fish tank suitable for aquaponics by incorporating a protective lining. If you plan to create your fish tank using materials like wood that may not be adequately sealed, consider using EPDM liners for added security. EPDM pond liners, such as those from Firestone, are widely favored for ensuring the safety of fish in ponds, lakes, and swimming ponds.


4. Construct a reservoir of a specific size or one that is situated underground.

Reservoirs are engineered to retain the rainfall received during the more abundant rainy seasons, ensuring a consistent water source during the dry periods.


5. Waterproof wicking beds

Wicking beds are great for the hot summer days. The basic idea is that the water is stored in an airtight reservoir underneath the soil, and it “wicks” up through the soil to the roots above as the plants transpire moisture through their leaves. Use enough liner to cover the entire base of the garden bed.