Is pond liner Safe?
We have been asked if pond liner is safe, of course pond liner is safe. The most common pond liner is EPDM rubber and this pond liner is totally safe for fish and all aquatic life. This particular liner is the most commonly used liner for water gardens, koi ponds and is used in a wide variety of water feature installations.
Pond liner is easy to install, easy to maneuver (depending on size) and carries a 20 year warranty. We prefer this liner to many other methods of waterproofing such as liquid sealers or cement products. Pond Liner is formulated for water garden application and is consistently produced to the strict specifications of Firestone Incorporated.
The standard thickness of Pond Liner is 45 mil and can withstand the harmful ultraviolet rays produced by the sun. In the unfortunate instance you have a hole the liner can usually be easily repaired in a matter of a few minutes.
Liner is easily shaped into what ever design or unique shape you want, you can simply cut off the access material. Some prefer to leave the liner exposed as you would in a dedicated koi pond and some other building cover all the liner with rock and gravel. Either way the pond liner is safe for all aquatic life. We prefer to cover the pond with rock and gravel as it gives the pond a more natural appearance and protects the liner than if it were left bare.
There are several other types of pond liner that are safe for all aquatic installations. A few of these are PVC liner, BTL liner and preformed plastic ponds.