The importance of a good quality pond liner

Choosing a pond liner can make or break a garden project, so it is vital you take your time to select the right one for your pond. With so many different types of pond liner on the market, it can be hard to work out what you need and buying the wrong kind can be a disaster.

PVC pond liners

PVC pond liners are a common choice for garden projects with a tight budget and they can do a good job, but the lack of stretchiness in the material means it is vital the liner is fitted correctly.

As the cheapest option, the material is not of the highest quality and it can become brittle if exposed to the sun.

PVC pond liners are a decent choice for small and basic ornamental garden ponds.

Butyl pond liners

Butyl is a synthetic rubber material used for pond liners and although it can be expensive, it is well worth the extra money.

Compared to PVC, Butyl is very stretchy and the increased level of thickness also makes it more puncture resistant.

EDPM pond liners

Arguably the best choice of pond liners on the market today, EDPM offers many of the advantages of Butyl but at a more affordable price, making it a very appealing option.

Despite EDPM having a different composition to Butyl, it feels much the same – and is of a similar quality despite the lower cost.

EDPM is a good choice for ponds of all shapes and sizes; it is a very versatile option. It is stretchy and resistant to sunlight, UV and temperature, making it a long-lasting alternative.

People looking for an eco-friendly pond liner should select EDPM too as it can be recycled into new pond liners.

What else to consider

The choice of material is not the only thing to think about when buying a new pond liner. It is important to consider factors such as the expertise of your supplier, as well as how quickly they can deliver your new pond liner and how good their service will be.

Swell UK excels in all departments with an extensive range of quality pond liners, delivered quickly, and with a high level of expertise and customer service.

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