Which Pond Liner? Does it matter?


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(Edit: The decision has been made. Went with the Firestone liner)

So I've decided to get a new pond liner and its going to be one of these. Which one is better, or does it matter? Both are EPDM 45 mil. The top one is Life Guard the bottom is Firestone.

Life Guard Liner

http://www.ebay.com/itm/15-x-20-45mil-EPDM-Koi-Pond-Liner-Underlayment-Combo-/370604258156?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item5649bc336c
Firestone Liner
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Firestone-45-Mil-EPDM-Pond-Liner-Pro-8oz-Underlayment-Kit-15-x-20-/380403500428?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item5891d0c58c
 
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They are both the same just use different brand names and the first one has a texture to it I have samples of 8 different kinds of 45 mil epdm .One even says it has a sun guard added to it and another says it has and an algaecide added to it .I have 3 that have different kind of textures and say they resist puncture .I bought the firestone out of them all .I bought mine at dr foster and smith
 

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The first one is textured but i found it punctured a little easier than the regular epdm ,but would be nice if you have to get in the pond at first but after muck builds up on it I guess it would be the same .I used baby oil to represent muck
 
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I don't have any other experience. But I have a Firestone liner. So far so good. Holding up to sharp rocks, little boys and sharp iguana claws.
 
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Good to hear. I think I may go with the firestone liner. Gonna buy it today so I can begin the installation next week. I'm excited :)
 

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No turning back now, its ordered. Cannot wait to begin the project. Just hopefully it wont turn into a rainy season
 

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No turning back now, its ordered. Cannot wait to begin the project. Just hopefully it wont turn into a rainy season
Well you are building a pond which = water which = rain which means it should not matter, except you will be WET!
 

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except you will be WET!
Sounds terrible! Looked at the forecast, and sure enough, best chance of rain is next weekend...:poop:

...but I'm still really excited! Pond liner was a little bigger and more money than I planned, but it'll be a really nice step up. Other than the extra flagstone I probably wont be able to get for awhile, I have most materials now and in a couple weeks my brand new pond/bog will hopefully be set! :D
 
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I bought the Firestone brand as well. Very pleased with it.
I had heard that shipping could be a problem if it was not handled properly, but there were no tears in it when I got it.
 
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Sounds terrible! Looked at the forecast, and sure enough, best chance of rain is next weekend...:poop:

...but I'm still really excited! Pond liner was a little bigger and more money than I planned, but it'll be a really nice step up. Other than the extra flagstone I probably wont be able to get for awhile, I have most materials now and in a couple weeks my brand new pond/bog will hopefully be set! :D
JB How much bigger are you making your pond?
 

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mine was delivered UPS and guy put it on my handtruck and i just put it down by the basement door .It was rolled up nice and tight in a box
 

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JB How much bigger are you making your pond?
Current pond liner was 14' x 10', pond was about 7.5' x 4'
The new pond liner is 20' x 15', pond will be around 11' x 6'.
it will also be over half a foot deeper, and the deep area will be larger, so I'd have to imagine I'm doubling the gallon amount, though I haven't done the math yet (Edit, I did the math, around 900-950g, more than double my current 400g). I'm also taking out my stream and adding a bog in its place. Here's a graphic of my current pond (top) and the rough idea of the new pond (bottom).
DSCN4511.jpg
 
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you can go on places like pondliner .com put in your size of pond it will give you gallons of water
 
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funny thing about those sights is that i went on 4 of them and all of them gave me different gallons for my pond .All of them were the same size and same depth and not sure why .
 

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