3 Mistakes to Avoid When Installing a Pond Liner
3 mistakes to avoid when installing a pond liner.
Mistake 1: Failure to buy a large enough liner:
Decide on the correct size of liner before you dig up your yard. If you have already dug the pool hole, measure it correctly in both directions before placing your order for the liner. Remember to factor in extra lengths needed to anchor or fix the liner, at least 1-2 feet more around the entire rim of the pond.
Mistake 2: Selecting the cheapest liner available:
You get what you pay for - cheap liners are usually thinner - meaning they're more likely to puncture or tear. A good liner should last you several years. Cheap liners also may be made of sub-par raw materials - meaning they might contain dangerous chemicals that could harm your fish, pond flora, or family.
Mistake 3: Not protecting the liner before installing:
Make sure you properly prepare the ground before you lay down the pond liner. You can do this with sand, concrete or a protective underlayment. You should also make sure to remove small rocks, stones, or other sharp objects that may lie at the base of your pond liner. These steps will help protect your liner for years to come!