With the heat of summer on its way to reaching critical mass, you may be thinking about using your homes pond as a swimming area. Although it is appropriate to do so, youll need to do a bit of housekeeping first. Start by assessing your ponds liner. It should be porous enough to prevent incidents of beach sand leaching and resist damage from chemicals as well as heavy swim traffic.
At Canopies and Tarps, ourpond linersare extremely strong and customizable. So as long as your swim pond already has one in place, you should be good to go. If it doesnt, you may want to think about replacing your current pond liner with one of ours.Should your pond liner already be in tip-top shape, the next step is to focus on creating a sandy beach area.
Wed suggest using an additional pond liner to create the sandy beach area. The liner will help to prevent plant growth and keep the sand from leaching into the soil. Once the pond liner is into position, cover it with mortar sand until you have a 3:1 side slope and reach a depth that is somewhere between 6 to 18-inches. Then rake the sand until it is spread evenly and build a retaining wall to help prevent shore erosion.
Afterward, turn your attention towards issues related to water clarity. Youll want to consider using products like blue pond dye, manmade aerators, oxygenating plants, water pumps, biological filters and algaecides to get the job done. Some of the plants that may help are water hyssop, swamp ludwigia, ribbon grass, water ribbons and water milfoil. You can generally find these types of plants and supplies at aquatic supply stores and select garden departments.
To learn more about our pond liners and how they may be used to help create a swimming hole for your family this summer, pleasecontact ustoll-free. Our pond containment liner specialists may be reached by dialing (877) 811-3911.