Proper installation of the pond liner & underlayment is crucial during the constructionof fish ponds in Western (NY) if you would like your new water garden to hold water. There are various types of pond liners used by homeowners and pond contractors alike for different styles of water gardens. Lets go over two of them.
Rigid liner which is a plastic material used for tub pond or pre-formed pond installations. These come in various forms and shapes and are similar to children's wading pools. This type of pond liner is more generally used by the DIY homeowner who would like to give water gardening a try.
Hard Shell Plastic tub pond. Note: we are replacing this pond with a fish safe EPDM pond liner.
Tips For Best Installation Of EPDM Liner For Water Gardens
The EPDM fish safe rubber liner is the liner of choice for Acorn Ponds & Waterfalls and here are a few tips for it's installation.
Install landscape fabric under the pond liner.
After the excavation is completed we place a thick landscape fabric in the excavated area to protect your pond liner from any protruding roots and stones.
The EPDM fish safe liner is then installed over the fabric.
We Lay the liner down flat and remove as many folds as possible.
The best place to start is at the bottom and we work the liner into all the shelves, plant pockets and contours of the pond.
It is important to check the top edge to make sure there is enough liner to fit the pond.
Install EPDM pond liner and remove folds.
Making A Repair On EPDM Pond Liner
Pond liner repair kit
Pond Liner Primer For Patch or Seam Tape
In the event there is a hole puncture in the EDPM pond liner during installation, don't worry! We can easily repair the liner with a patch kit. Here's the process we follow at Acorn Ponds & Waterfalls:
Locate hole in the pond liner.
Clean surface with a clean towel.
Evenly & generously apply a pond liner primer.
Attach liner patch or seam tape to designated area.
A Guide For Seaming EPDM Pond Liner
For custom pond installations, sometimes it is necessary to seam the fish safe pond liner together. Tools required for this are:
A long flat piece of wood
3" seam tape
6" double sided seam tape
Pond liner primer
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