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Hello, new here. I saw an ad on the general gardening forum I usually visit just as I was about to post asking about ponds, so here I am.
The missus and I were stood looking at our pond today saying, "We must do something". We moved here a couple of years ago and the whole garden had been neglected for a long time. A lot has improved, but nothing has happened about the pond yet, and now is about the time of year to make a start.
The present structure is about eight feet by five feet irregular in shape with a very holed liner and about a foot of water in the deep bits. There are a couple of water lilies, we have seen newts, and lots of birds and insects use it as a water source.
We are thinking about replacing with a fiberglass liner, but there are loads second hand on the market. Why is there something wrong with them?
Any advice would be welcome.
 
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Hello and welcome. You landed at the right spot - lots of expertise and experience here and inspiration too.
I currently use a liner on my pond, but have used the pre-forms in the past. I find the flexible liner to be more to my liking -- durability, flexiblity are among the reasons.
Best of luck. Would love to see some photos of your project.
Cheers from TN.
 
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Imo preforms unless Rubbermaids or similar are not worth the effort they get brittle in time and crack . Thus destroying the environment you just created. The rubber.aids are usualy more for farms purposes and more oval but far more durable
 

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Welcome to the forum!

I would stick with a liner. Preforms are a pain. I got rid of the few small ones I had.
 
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and welcome @Oliver Buckle
Just say no to the preform, less headaches will follow :happy:
 
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You should put all those emogis in a file and sell it
 

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