article: Pond Filters and Construction
Pond Filters and Construction
Choosing building materials for your pond is often difficult if you are just
starting out in learning about ponds and construction but the more you read, the
more you will understand your choices, and that you can make the right ones for
your environment and the type of pond that you want to build. The type of
building materials that you will choose will be one of the most important
decisions you can make next to where to place your water garden.
Every type of material that you consider using in constructing your water garden
will bring you different advantages and disadvantages. One thing that is most
important, if possible, do not think about the cost of the pond you are
building, but the long life, and the easy care of the pond that you are building
so you enjoy your water garden for as long as possible without the worry of
repairs or replacement of portions of the water garden.
One of the simplest methods of building a water garden is going to include
peacast ponds. A peacast pond is a type of fiberglass plastic preformed pond,
that will be easy to install, easy to care for and great for areas where you
want to create a water garden. One of the drawbacks to this type of pond is that
you are limited to what the designers have created in forming the precast pond
Pond liners are another type of preformed pond that you can use in constructing
your water garden. A liner is one of the most popular types of materials used to
construct a water pond, as you can use it to line the area that you dig out,
that you want to build with a little more flexibility in building your water
garden. Polythene sheeting is somewhat fragile, and can break easily in the hot
or the in the cold environment. Butyl rubber is another type of pond liner, one
of the better types of pond liners that will not break or crack as easily but is
still very easy to work with in building a water garden.
Fiberglass pond liners are another type of popular liner for the water garden.
The water garden that is preformed or preshaped will fill in nicely with the
fiberglass pond liner. A fiberglass liner will last for years, and without sharp
objects it can last for years to come for your enjoyment.