The biggest mistake in ordering a pond liner is ordering one that is too short. Make sure your measurements include the depth on both sides, and ledges, and enough to go under the perimeter rocks (3 - 4 ft on each side), or into an anchor trench.
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Don't forget to go over the top of a cascading waterfall, or you can use a separate liner piece from the waterfall into the pond. You don't want to discover as your installing the liner that you are a foot too short.
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Many if not most professional pond designers and installers use 20 mil thick PVC, but they don't worry about leaks or maintenance over the next 5 years or so. If fact, there is some recent evidence that PVC liners will deteriorate from ultraviolet light over a period of 5 years, unless completely protected from sunlight.
Homeowners, on the other hand, are willing to spend a little extra upfront for a maintenance free, tough, forgiving, elastic, thick synthetic rubber liner. They want a no hassle pond liner that will last for years, is resistant to leaks, and can easily be repaired, even under water. Firestone's Pond Gard 45 mil EPDM (Ethylene Propylene Diene Terpolymer) is warranted by Firestone for 20 years against deterioration, and it's safe for Koi.
A 45 mil EPDM liner weighs .3 pounds/sq ft. See the following tables for sizes and weights.
A 60 mil EPDM liner weighs .4 pounds/sq ft., and is available by special order.
UPS or RPS will ship liners up to 150 lbs. Freight for these liners is typically $50 to $100, depending on weight and distance from Denver.
Over 150 lbs we need to ship by truck. Most trucking companies charge $25 to $30 more to deliver to a residential address (if you can have it delivered to a commercial address you save the $25 - $30). The reason for this is a semi-trailer pulls up to a commercial loading dock where a fork lift truck will drive into the semi, pick up the liner, and back out onto the loading dock. For a residential delivery, they must transfer the liner to a smaller truck with a lift gate and hand truck. Remember, these liners can weigh a lot. Trucking freight is typically $100 to $200 depending on weight and distance from Denver. Delivery time can be as short as 3-4 days.
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EPDM Firestone Pond Gard Liners
EPDM Firestone Pond Gard is a synthetic rubber material that is made for ponds and fishponds.
No anti-bacterial or anti-fungicide additives are added to this fish safe material.
You can be sure your pond liner material will be a safe, healthy aquatic environment for all your freshwater aquatics!
This is a very durable material with cold crack at -40F, that's 40 degrees below zero.
UV resistance is very good for this material.
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