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Seen a lot of info on butyl and epalym pond liner being recommended but is it really worth it?
I've seen high density polyethylene liners by Swell on Amazon and wonder if that will be ok?
The pond it's for measures about 2m X 1.5m, depth 50cm, with a pump up to a waterfall, no fish. 

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  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 19,875
    We’ve got this, we preferred to put it brown side up but that sup to you. 
    https://www.bradshawsdirect.co.uk/pondkraft-polyex-pond-liners-with-free-underlay-and-lifetime-guarantee
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • MrsGardenMrsGarden Posts: 3,951
    Thank you. I'll have a look at that. 
  • KT53KT53 Posts: 6,414
    Does their lifetime guarantee include all the necessary labour to replace it in the event of the liner failing?
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 19,875
    KT53 said:
    Does their lifetime guarantee include all the necessary labour to replace it in the event of the liner failing?
    They run a very good customer service, why don’t you write and ask them before you buy. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,121
    MrsGarden said:
    Seen a lot of info on butyl and epalym pond liner being recommended but is it really worth it?
    I've seen high density polyethylene liners by Swell on Amazon and wonder if that will be ok?
    The pond it's for measures about 2m X 1.5m, depth 50cm, with a pump up to a waterfall, no fish. 
    hello 🙋‍♂️ ,have you heard about the hdrpe pond liner? this is a great option! take a look at pondlinerusa.com. Have a great day❗
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  • AstraeusAstraeus Posts: 264
    edited January 2021
    On having the same question, I was persuaded by LDPE. See here: https://www.pondkeeper.co.uk/pond-liners-guide. I was put off the Polyex by the Amazon reviews (which were the only ones I could find online) here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0047USUHO/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_fabc_FLfcGb1NRKV6Q.

    It seems to be widely accepted that butyl is the panacea but it is so expensive. The middle ground seems to be LDPE or EPDM (in the USA). LDPE with an underlay will be what I use on our rebuild - a 4x3m pond, waterfall and header pond. Pondkeeper offer it for a reasonably good price and, given the reviews of Polyex, I'd see the extra price being worth it for piece of mind. The cost of a leak to a non-rubber liner...ouch.
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