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Showing articles for: July 2011

28/07/2011

Pond Liner Pond Build Stage A - Digging the hole

Following research and planning the first stage of our pond build was to measure and mark out then dig the hole.

28/07/2011

Pond Liner Pond Build Stage B - Shaping the pond

Digging out a pond needs a lot of energy and sometimes brute force. Once the main excavation has taken place you have the opportunity to get into the pond and shape it to exactly how you want it to look.

25/07/2011

Butyl Rubber Pond Liners

The 'Daddy' of pond liners - but why is Butyl in decline as a pond lining material.

24/07/2011

Stone faced pond liners and other pond liner finishing edges

When you install a pond liner pond you want it to look as natural as possible. In real ponds out in nature it’s hard to see where the pond ends and the above-ground begins – in garden ponds the transition between pond and the rest of the garden can be difficult. Here we investigate some options.

24/07/2011

How to install pond liners

Pond liners are easy to install but here are a few pointers that will make the whole process easier for you.

23/07/2011

Support your local wildlife - build a pond with pond liners

A pond or open expanse of water should be part of any good garden design. A pond liner pond is very easy to create, looks stunning and helps the environment.

22/07/2011

How to Oxygenate a Pond

Oxygen is essential to all life in the pond – especially fish. Oxygen will always exist in a pond but it can disappear very quickly in summer. Here are some ideas to introduce more air into your pond

22/07/2011

Why is my pond pump underperforming?

Pondkeeper Hints and tips on what to do if you think your pond pump flow is not working correctly

22/07/2011

Pond Pumps - An introduction and explanation of the main types

A pond pump is an essential piece of pond equipment. To a new pondkeeper the choice of different types may seem intimidating so here we try to explain the choice of pumps available

17/07/2011

Doubling up on pond liner underlay - the concepy of the pond liner overlay

Pond liner underlay protects your pond liner from threats from below - what about threats from above? You can sandwich the pond liner between two layers of pond liner underlay. This second pond liner underlay is known as an overlap and this article looks further into the idea behind this process.

17/07/2011

Installing a pond liner underlay

A guide to lining your pond with pond liner underlay

16/07/2011

Pond Liner Underlay - Why do I need it?

Guide to the protective benefits of installing a pond liner underlay

16/07/2011

Pond Liner Underlay - a guide to geotextiles

What is pond liner underlay?

16/07/2011

Pond Liner underlay - what about using sand, old carpet or newspaper?

Many customers have been told that it's best to use sand or carpet as a pond liner underlay. This article looks to see if there are any value to these claims.

14/07/2011

Joining two ponds together to make a bigger pond

Response to a customer problem who had already installed a preformed pond but wanted to make it bigger

13/07/2011

EPDM Pond Liners

EPDM Pond Liners are now the preffered rubber pond liner choice. We investigate further.....

13/07/2011

PVC Pond Liners

A look into PVC pond liners and their strengths and weaknesses compared to ther types of pond liner on the market.

13/07/2011

Flexiliner Pond Liners (LDPE)

Looking into the origins of LDPE to find out why this pond liner offers such great value for money over other pond lining options.

13/07/2011

Flexible pond liners Overview

Flexible pond liners are the bestselling type of pond liner. Here we discuss their merits.

13/07/2011

Preformed Ponds – Rigid Pond Liners

Flexible pond liners aren't the only choice. With a preformed pond you get the finished design - the only “off the shelf” pond liner option.

13/07/2011

Concrete Pond Lining

A look at concrete ponds including fibreglass finishing.

13/07/2011

The origination of pond liners – an investigation into clay pond lining.

Discussing why a pond liner is required and looking into the original pond liner method - clay

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