Swimming pool liner? (or alt. liners)

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Swimming pool liner? (or alt. liners)

Post by Brya » Sun, 11 May 2003 01:12:31



Well, almost got my new hole dug, approx 19'*9' kidney shape, and plan on
having a 55 gal drum for a filter start of my stream.

Anyway I dug my hole, not pricing liners, and at the current finical
situation I can't afford $300+ for a "pond" liner

I got the idea of using a swimming pool liner, called one store in town and
said you
re welcome to anything in our dumpster, haven't found one yet, but hope to
soon. I called another and was told I don't want a swimming pool liner if
I'm going to have fish because the liner would be toxic to the fish. Is this
so? If so any other ideas, for at least temp. liner for the summer, I've got
too many lilies divided from last year for my current pond so I need bigger
soon.

Tarp, 6mil plastic in layers? maybe concrete?

I do plan on eventually getting a pond liner or concrete as my final liner,
but it won't be this year.

Any suggestions?

Thanks
Bryan
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Swimming pool liner? (or alt. liners)

Post by BenignVanill » Sun, 11 May 2003 01:17:46



Quote:
> Well, almost got my new hole dug, approx 19'*9' kidney shape, and plan on
> having a 55 gal drum for a filter start of my stream.

> Anyway I dug my hole, not pricing liners, and at the current finical
> situation I can't afford $300+ for a "pond" liner

My liner cost just over $300.00 for a 20x25 piece, and a 10x15 piece of
EPDM. Permalon, although I have not used it, is cheaper and just as easy to
work with as I am told. I suggest you check pondtechnology.com for EPDM and
kenco.com for Permalon.

Using anything but a perm liner is just going to be so much work I am not
sure it is worth it. Give the extra lillies away or compost them. Just don't
build a pond from a tarp to save lillies. That seems extreme. Save a bit
longer and get a real liner.

BV.

 
 
 

Swimming pool liner? (or alt. liners)

Post by Michael Shaffe » Sun, 11 May 2003 01:31:34


A plastic drop cloth (like they sell in the painting department at home
depot) would be fine for a summer. Just don't walk on it or you could
puncture it. I'm using one right now to figure out where to put my
veggie pond.
Quote:

> Well, almost got my new hole dug, approx 19'*9' kidney shape, and plan on
> having a 55 gal drum for a filter start of my stream.

> Anyway I dug my hole, not pricing liners, and at the current finical
> situation I can't afford $300+ for a "pond" liner

> I got the idea of using a swimming pool liner, called one store in town and
> said you
> re welcome to anything in our dumpster, haven't found one yet, but hope to
> soon. I called another and was told I don't want a swimming pool liner if
> I'm going to have fish because the liner would be toxic to the fish. Is this
> so? If so any other ideas, for at least temp. liner for the summer, I've got
> too many lilies divided from last year for my current pond so I need bigger
> soon.

> Tarp, 6mil plastic in layers? maybe concrete?

> I do plan on eventually getting a pond liner or concrete as my final liner,
> but it won't be this year.

> Any suggestions?

> Thanks
> Bryan
> http://www.safetybaby.com/yard4.htm

 
 
 

Swimming pool liner? (or alt. liners)

Post by Cybe R. Wizar » Sun, 11 May 2003 01:37:31


Quote:

> Well, almost got my new hole dug, approx 19'*9' kidney shape, and
> plan on having a 55 gal drum for a filter start of my stream.

> Anyway I dug my hole, not pricing liners, and at the current finical
> situation I can't afford $300+ for a "pond" liner

> I got the idea of using a swimming pool liner, called one store in
> town and said you
> re welcome to anything in our dumpster, haven't found one yet, but
> hope to soon. I called another and was told I don't want a swimming
> pool liner if I'm going to have fish because the liner would be
> toxic to the fish. Is this so?

I used a new but cast-off pool liner for the first two years in my
first pond.  It didn't harm fish but it was butt-ugly!  It also
deteriorated by the second year.

Quote:
>If so any other ideas, for at least
> temp. liner for the summer, I've got too many lilies divided from
> last year for my current pond so I need bigger soon.

> Tarp, 6mil plastic in layers? maybe concrete?

> I do plan on eventually getting a pond liner or concrete as my final
> liner, but it won't be this year.

> Any suggestions?

> Thanks
> Bryan

Cybe R. Wizard

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Post by Gareee » Sun, 11 May 2003 05:04:56


Our test plans are to use a kids plastic pool, and paint it black with the
new Krylon fusion paint. It'll be about 2 months before we can impliment
this, as we are moving to the new land first...

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Post by Mosfunla » Thu, 15 May 2003 07:01:47


YIKES, get some roofing *** from a roofer.  It's cheaper than the "pond"
***  If you know a roofer you can barter.....Works just fine.  Been working
here just fine.....and it was free.....

Maureen

 
 
 

Swimming pool liner? (or alt. liners)

Post by N. Zitne » Sun, 18 May 2003 23:01:24


It was my understanding, and this was confirmed by a pool  store, that the
liners are ***d with some kind of algaecide that would be harmful
to the fish.
YMMV.

Quote:
> Well, almost got my new hole dug, approx 19'*9' kidney shape, and plan
on
> having a 55 gal drum for a filter start of my stream.

> Anyway I dug my hole, not pricing liners, and at the current finical
> situation I can't afford $300+ for a "pond" liner

> I got the idea of using a swimming pool liner, called one store in town
and
> said you
> re welcome to anything in our dumpster, haven't found one yet, but hope
to
> soon. I called another and was told I don't want a swimming pool liner
if
> I'm going to have fish because the liner would be toxic to the fish. Is
this
> so? If so any other ideas, for at least temp. liner for the summer, I've
got
> too many lilies divided from last year for my current pond so I need
bigger
> soon.

> Tarp, 6mil plastic in layers? maybe concrete?

> I do plan on eventually getting a pond liner or concrete as my final
liner,
> but it won't be this year.

> Any suggestions?

> Thanks
> Bryan
> http://www.moonsgarden.com/