Showing articles for: July 2011
Following research and planning the first stage of our pond build was to measure and mark out then dig the hole.
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.
The 'Daddy' of pond liners - but why is Butyl in decline as a pond lining material.
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.
Pond liners are easy to install but here are a few pointers that will make the whole process easier for you.
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.
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
Pondkeeper Hints and tips on what to do if you think your pond pump flow is not working correctly
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
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.
A guide to lining your pond with pond liner underlay
Guide to the protective benefits of installing a pond liner underlay
What is pond liner underlay?
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.
Response to a customer problem who had already installed a preformed pond but wanted to make it bigger
EPDM Pond Liners are now the preffered rubber pond liner choice. We investigate further.....
A look into PVC pond liners and their strengths and weaknesses compared to ther types of pond liner on the market.
Looking into the origins of LDPE to find out why this pond liner offers such great value for money over other pond lining options.
Flexible pond liners are the bestselling type of pond liner. Here we discuss their merits.
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.
A look at concrete ponds including fibreglass finishing.
Discussing why a pond liner is required and looking into the original pond liner method - clay
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