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Pond Liners

Probably the easiest way to construct a pond - whether it is especially for Koi or just a small garden pond in which to put a few goldfish and some nice water plants, such as Lily's etc - then using a liner is by far the quickest way...

There will be, of course, still a lot of groundwork and digging to be done before you are ready for the liner ...

You also have a decision - before you even consider buying a liner - and that is how are you planning to get the water out of the pond and into the filters, assuming that you are going to install a filter, which is essential if you are concerned about the well being of your pond life...

That decision has to be made early ... if you are going to use a submersible pump, which will sit on the bottom of the pond and pump the water up and into the filter and probably via an ultra-violet Clarifier then, again, this is the most simple way - but not necessarily the best in the long term and more often than not those that choose to use that system live to regret doing so .... The best way is most certainly to install a bottom drain... which then transfers the water and the dirt and filth from the bottom of the pond and into the filter .... (see Bottom Drains). Using that method and taking the bottom drain connection directly into the filter you have a pond that should, if installed correctly, clean itself 24 hours per day ... The filter system using this method is what is known as a 'Gravity Fed System' ... that means the water in the filters is exactly the same water level of the pond itself.... and when the pump is switched on - which is then well clear of the bottom of the pond and situated close to the filters themselves - it delivers water from the last chamber of the filter having passed through the system - back into the pond via an Ultra Violet Clarifier (or Sterilizer as they are sometimes called) .... The water then constantly moves round the pond and the dirt and debris settles to the bottom where it is then pulled into and down the bottom drain and along the 4" connection pipe and into the filters ... Easy .... (see Filters)  - (see Ultra Violet Sterilizers)  -  (see Pumps)

How Big should a liner be... ?

Remember when trying to work out 'How big your liner should be' that it not only has the overall length of the pond but also the width and depth - so if for example you are building a pond 12ft x 8ft x 4ft deep and allowing for the liner to provide a good lap round the edge from when the whole liner is then secured in place, using probably Turf or Paving Flags, or if your pond is more formal then enough to wrap round and inside the wall and secure using one of the course's of bricks or blocks ... you will need a liner 24ft long x 20 ft wide ... That will give you a 2ft lap over the top edge ... better to be over size - than under size and have to fill the pond in or make it's dimensions a little smaller ...

Click on a shape below that best suits your pond to use our handy Liner Size Calculators.


Most of the Liners we sell to our customers are specially made, or cut, to the actual size that they require ... this saves on either having too much or not enough .. If you would like any help working out the size of liner you require then please email us or telephone us and we will work it out for you ... Then the Liner will be made up for you and dispatched direct from the actual manufacturer .. It could not be easier .. and saves you having to go from shop to shop to try and find the sort of liner that you are looking for and the size you require .. a point worth noting is .. most of the liners that you see in the shops and dealers will be already cut to a set size .. this means that you will have to build a pond to that size and probably not the size that you really do wish to have .. so ordering direct from us will have its advantages ... and further to that point you will not have to try to carry the liner home .. it will be delivered direct to your doorstep .. a real advantage when you stop to consider the sheer weight of a Butyl liner ....

Calculate how many square feet you will need - allowing of course for the Overhang which is needed for you to be able to secure the liner - you should calculate the overall length of your pond adding at least 2 ft to allow for this overhang, its overall width, again adding 2 ft to the width and the depth to the deepest section - so multiply the 'Length' x Depth = length of liner - then calculate the Width x Depth = width of liner in square feet .. then simply e-mail us your final size on info@koicarp.net and we can obtain you a low rate price... You need the Overall Length including the overhang and also the width including the overhang so you have the exact length and width .. then you multiply those two to get the total and final square feet of Liner you need ... All, we or any other outlet you may decide to buy your liner from is the final length and the final width of the liner ...  Don't make a mistake otherwise you may have to alter the size of your pond - or buy another liner .. We are more than willing to guide you through the process if you need any assistance and again we will not charge you for this service ... it is part of our continuing commitment and service to our valued customers ...

 

Now due to the popularity of constructing Koi ponds of a  block work and render construction we no longer stock pond liners, but have left this page up for your information only.

 


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Please contact us if we can help in any matter <sales@koicarp.net>
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