1/8 Pond Netting Recommendations


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That time of year is upon us again and I need to start thinking about netting my pond. In the past we have used standard 1/4 nylon netting (two layers) to cover the pond, but we still had quite a bit of debris fall into the pond. I would like to get a tighter weave of 1/8 netting for the pond, and I need a 20’ x 25’ net. My pond is oval and has an irregular shape so I’d like to be able to custom size the net and put grommets around the edges.

I found a few nets listed on line, but not sure about the tear resistance if I start cutting the net to size it for my pond. Does anyone have any recommendations?

I found this net, which looks promising: Pond Guy Fine Mesh, any experience from anyone?
 
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Shade cloth looks like another option, any opinion?
 

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I can't help, I don't net for leaves. Here is one thread I have found searching the forum.

 

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What is the size and shape of your pond? My temporary “pond” is 10’ diameter Intex pool. I ordered it from Amazon. I searched for netting/covers and found the perfect net (for a round pond), and all I had to do was erect a simple PVC frame to hold it off the water. I think they came in various sizes.
 

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That time of year is upon us again and I need to start thinking about netting my pond. In the past we have used standard 1/4 nylon netting (two layers) to cover the pond, but we still had quite a bit of debris fall into the pond. I would like to get a tighter weave of 1/8 netting for the pond, and I need a 20’ x 25’ net. My pond is oval and has an irregular shape so I’d like to be able to custom size the net and put grommets around the edges.

I found a few nets listed on line, but not sure about the tear resistance if I start cutting the net to size it for my pond. Does anyone have any recommendations?

I found this net, which looks promising: Pond Guy Fine Mesh, any experience from anyone?
I just found a bag of that netting in my basement! Bought it years ago. They say its clear, its not. It will stop anything from getting into the pond but you will not be able to see anything as far as your fish. It is extremely tough and does well being cut. Used a piece to cover a 300 gallon stock tank. If you fold and double edge, you should be able to install grommets. I use fiberglass window screen to cover my ponds but have to sew several widths together.
 
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i would need a 15’ x 20’ net. I think I’m going to order 40% shade cloth from Amazon and see what that looks like.
 
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I will follow this thread with interest. I just put my netting up and it will help with the bulk of the leaves but some do get through. Fortunately, the skimmer helps quite a bit with the rest. The acorns, though -- that is always a fishing game for the spring. There are so many!
 
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Here is what I use. I use a pvc frame and drape it over that. In the spring I roll it up with leaves and all and throw it away.

It keeps the majority of fall trash from getting in and I can still feed and see the fish.

I live in the woods and have plenty of leaves and nuts!

I use 4 of these nets overlapped.

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though maybe too late, another good optioin is to get an agriculture net, something that is rated to keep bugs out. It's both inexpensive and light weight, requiring some sort of framework over which it will drape. I use it for my pondhouse and it keeps everything out. I roll it out for spring/summer and roll it up for wiinter snow. Another nice thing is it lets in light whereas shade cloth is designed for the opposite. It's a good thing to keep the algae growing, even over the winter months.
 
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