Dont Leave All Important, Pond Liner Decisions to the Bitter End
Posted by Canopies Tarps on Feb 3rd 2016
If youre planning on adding water features to your property this coming year, dont let pond liners be an afterthought. Why? The liners do far more than create an airtight seal and influence maintenance schedules. They also indirectly impact water quality, plant and wildlife health. How so? Lets talk quality first:
Inferior pond liners have a reputation for breaking down in more ways than one. To begin with, they may split, tear or freeze in response to environmental factors. Obviously, that will lead to leaks but it may also result in chemical related damage. For instance, the dyes and chemicals used to manufacture the materials could leach out into the water.
If that happens, the aftereffects may show up immediately or over time. Oftentimes, the list of related effects includes both plant and fish kills. The damage may also extend to amphibians, reptiles, birds, butterflies and mammals that choose to visit the pond too.
Plus, chemicals added to the pond could work their way through the holes and contaminate the soil or ground water. Examples of toxic pond chemicals include, but are not restricted to bleach, bromides, algaecides and pesticides. Clearly, depending on the extent of the breach, they could unintentionally cause health problems for many living things.
Top quality liners, on the other hand, are less likely to leech, leak, rip, split or freeze. As such, living things that rely on the area for food and water have a better chance of avoiding accidental poisonings. Also, there is traditionally less maintenance issues and flooding problems to deal with as well.
To learn more, please contact us for the most information and best prices on high quality pond liners in the United States. Our top shelf pond liners ship quickly and may be cut to suit a variety of water body dimensions.