Liner or no liner, that is the question, and some more

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Liner or no liner, that is the question, and some more

Post by Gergely Tapolya » Sun, 31 Mar 1996 04:00:00



Hello all,

I am digging my first pond in the back yard, and I must succeed or my wife will kill me.

Our ground is mostly clay and rocks.  The reason I decided to build a pond is so I may walk out
into my back yard without boots.  Most of the yard is wet, for about 9-10 months out of the year,
and some parts of it is always wet.  I hope to drain some of this water with the pond.
Since I am in Northeast Ohio, we can get quite cold here, and there is a special micro-climate
around here.  If there is an inch of rain in the neighboring county, we get at least 3 inches.
Same with snow.

I already have a trench running out of the pond, since overfill is pretty much expected.

Questions:  1. Do I need a liner?  
            2. If not, will not having liner cause algie problems?
            3. Are there any plans out there that will survive in poor ground such as mine,
               in particuliar some natives?