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Category Archives: Ponds & Lakes

What Does a Pond Liner Cost?

Tom PerkinsFebruary 8, 2021Containment Liners Geomembranes Ponds & Lakes

Establishing the cost for a large pond liner requires more than simply choosing the cheapest material per square foot. All elements of the project need to be considered, including obviously the size of the pond, but also the use of the pond, longevity expected, slope and depth, whether water is still or moving, and also Read More

Commercial Pond Liners

Dave WrightJanuary 26, 2021Containment Liners Geomembranes Ponds & Lakes

The function of large pond liners for commercial ponds calls for sophisticated liner materials, and this becomes increasingly important the larger the pond and the more exacting the ground conditions. While the small garden fish pond will often turn to the common retail offering of the synthetic rubber EPDM, there are frequently better choices available, Read More

Heavy Duty Pond Liners

Tom PerkinsDecember 11, 2020Containment Liners Geomembranes Ponds & Lakes

The material best suited as a liner for a heavy duty pond project is not obvious unless the entire project is taken into account. Western Environmental Liner supplies Geomembranes that exceed industry standards for tear and puncture resistance and warrants these for as much as 20 years of service life, but we always recommend a Read More

Stormwater Retention Ponds

Dave WrightSeptember 1, 2020Containment Liners Ponds & Lakes

Stormwater retention ponds, or basins, exist to manage runoff water surges and hold them back from flooding or overburdening an area or a waterway system. These ponds can be called either Retention or Detention ponds, depending on the purpose. Often these ponds are systematically fed runoff water from surrounding drainage systems. Detention ponds seek merely Read More

Costs to Consider with Every Pond Liner Project

Dave WrightMarch 11, 2020Geomembranes Ponds & Lakes

  Every pond liner project is potentially unique and should be treated as such. Even though there are commonly accepted standards to use as benchmarks for specifications, we believe a consultation with the supplier or manufacturer up front is the most effective way to specify the correct materials and deployment for the project. Here are Read More

Installation Tips and Pitfalls with Pond Liners

Dave WrightFebruary 13, 2020Containment Liners Ponds & Lakes

  While the engineering specifications for any size and use of a pond can be determined from multiple reference sources, one thing that can’t be established in advance is how well, or how poorly, the installation of the pond liner will go. It’s an industry commonplace that the vast majority of failures of pond liners Read More

How to Find (and Fix) a Pond Leak

Dave WrightDecember 16, 2018Agriculture Ponds & Lakes

  Do you suspect that your pond has a leak in it? Do you see seepage, marshy, or extremely green areas where they weren’t before? You might have a leak in your pond and the sooner you find and fix it, the better. Ponds are typically closed systems, which means there should never be any Read More

3 Things to Do for a Healthy Fish Pond

Tom PerkinsNovember 15, 2018Ponds & Lakes

  If you have a fish pond on your property, maintaining it and keeping it healthy should be a priority, especially for the fish, flora, and fauna that are in it. The entire ecosystem relies on you to maintain its beauty and functionality…and don’t forget about the fishing possibilities! If you are wondering how to Read More

What Fish Should You Stock In Your Farm Pond?

Tom PerkinsOctober 10, 2018Agriculture Ponds & Lakes

  Currently there are more than two million farm ponds in the United States alone. Their popularity has several reasons, including ecological and practical ones. Farm ponds or stock tanks can provide an aquatic environment for many fish, flora, and wildlife in addition to offering a place for farmers and friends to fish for food Read More

Expert Tips For Pond Liner Installation

Dave WrightJune 28, 2018Ponds & Lakes

  If you are wanting to install a large pond liner, following a few simple steps can make the process much easier. Western Liner provides a complete Pond Liner Installation Guide on their website, which outlines everything you need to know and do in order to install a pond liner.   The most important thing Read More

Should You Hire a Pond Liner Installer or Do It Yourself?

Dave WrightJune 28, 2018Ponds & Lakes

  So, you’ve decided to add a pond to your property and you wonder if you should do it yourself or hire a professional pond liner installer. Before you make this decision, here are some questions to ask yourself:   How large of a pond liner do you want? What will the pond contain? Will Read More

What is a Retention Pond and Why Do Cities Need Them?

Tom PerkinsMay 24, 2018Ponds & Lakes

  Retention ponds are becoming increasingly required when it comes to city planning and development. A wet pond, or retention pond, is simply a basin that catches the water runoff from higher elevation surfaces. They are established to help limit flooding during torrential rainfall, and to help remove the pollutants from the surrounding environment. Retention Read More

The Complete Guide To Custom Fish Pond Liners

Tom PerkinsDecember 18, 2017Ponds & Lakes

Why Do You Need a Pond Liner? Pond liners keep water from draining into the soil. They form an impermeable layer between the water and the soil, preventing water loss.   However, a pond liner only works if it’s free of leaks. In practice, a liner can develop leaks for three reasons:   1. Punctures Read More

Saving Water with Dam Liners

Tom PerkinsDecember 10, 2017Ponds & Lakes

  Increasingly, water is a precious resource, not to be wasted. Water storage by use of dams or ponds requires the very best liner materials to prevent leakage from the reservoir into the ground.   Fortunately, today’s geosynthetic and geomembrane materials offer long life for a multitude of different applications. High-quality dam liners made from Read More

Lake Liners: Think Big When Planning Water Features

Dave WrightSeptember 6, 2016Ponds & Lakes

  Water containment can be challenging when it comes to a body of water that is several acres in size such as lakes. For this reason, there are specially crafted lake liners that can help prevent water loss. High-quality liners can be an efficient and cost-effective way to preserve and contain water in your lake. Read More

Getting The Best Pond Liner Installation Instructions Online

Dave WrightAugust 22, 2016Ponds & Lakes

  Installing a pond liner is a cost-effective way to prevent water loss in the long run. Whether you need a fish pond liner, large lake liner, or a liner for a containment pond, high-quality pond liners that are made of reinforced polyethylene and other durable materials can last for more than 20 years even Read More

How Pond Liners Conserve Water

Tom PerkinsJanuary 13, 2015Agriculture Ponds & Lakes

With inclement weather and droughts throughout North America, water conservation is more important than ever. Garden ponds, watershed ponds, storage reservoirs, canals, golf courses, lakes, lagoons, and other containment systems need reliable protection from leakage in order to conserve water and protect the surrounding environment. For example, home and business owners that use ponds to Read More

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