Ponds offer a variety of agricultural benefits, including crop irrigation, promotion of aquaculture, and clean water for animals. If you own a pond and you’re wondering why your pond needs a liner and how to choose one, we’re happy to help you make the right choice.
What Is Water Pollution?
One may describe water pollution as contaminated bodies of water that have been affected by harmful chemicals and other toxins.
Contaminants can reach underground, surface, and ocean water quickly and easily because water can absorb and dissolve almost every form of liquid on earth.
Water pollution can cause illnesses, injuries, and even death. Many organizations are banding together to encourage the public to be more mindful of where they dispose of their garbage.
Why Liners Are Important
To prevent your pond from acquiring harmful contaminants, it’s important to provide it with protection in the form of a pond liner. You can install your pond liner by spreading the liner over the area, being careful not to stretch the material too tight.
However, keep in mind that you must place your liner over a bottom layer called an underlayment to protect the liner from punctures or other damage. You can find many underlayment materials at your local hardware store or online.
Types of Liners
You can choose from a few different liners to protect your pond from external chemicals. Liners can be made of EPDM rubber or RPE (reinforced polyethylene).
This material is wonderful for decorative ponds or small to medium-sized ponds. Due to the flexibility and malleability of this product, you can easily form this liner to fit your pond. However, it’s important to note that you pose a greater risk for puncturing or damaging the liner because of how soft this item is. We recommend using an underlayment with this option to get the best use out of your liner.
The RPE liner is considered to be the most popular liner option because of its strength and durability. Additionally, this material is lightweight, resulting in lower shipping costs for your business or operation. However, with the strength of this material comes less malleability, so you may need to decide which factors are most important for your pond.
How To Choose Your Pond Liner
Different containment liners are effective for different purposes, so you’ll need to choose a liner that will protect your water efficiently. You can do this by analyzing your pond by its size, shape, and purpose to determine which pond liner is right for you.
Now that you understand why your pond needs a liner and how to choose one, you’re ready to maintain clean water for your business and services.