- Jul 12, 2009
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- Mount Pocono, Pennsylvania
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I think you are overthinking this.I sure do hope so , my liner is 25 feet by 30 feet. So you mean by enlarging the actual pond? I was sorta trying to avoid doing so.
I think Ive decided not to do shelves since the wife does not want the pond any larger then what it already is (she was kind of shocked) Oh well...
Adding some shelves would be no big deal.
The pond size will only increase by the width of the shelf. So, if you dig a 10 inch wide shelf into what you already have, your pond will only widen 10 inches. No one will know the difference. Of course you'll need enough liner to do this. But, again, only 10 inches.
You don't need shelves all around the pond. Just do one side if you like.
Or don't do any shelves, that's your choice.
I have added shelves after the fact. After the pond was full of water.
I pulled back the liner and added soil, building a shelf.
Oh, and never, ever cut any "excess" liner after building your pond. Roll it, fold it, cover it with soil or rocks, but never cut it. You never know when you might need a little more or if things settle you can run short.