Like most things, correct preparation of your pond prior to the installation of your Beutyliner pond liner can be the difference between years of enjoyment and months of frustration. By spending some extra time properly preparing your pond area you should be able to sit back and enjoy your pond for many years, safe in the knowledge you have made all the right decisions. On this page we will outline some common problems that customers encounter that are all related to preparation.


Different municipalities across the country have different rules and regulations covering ponds.  It is always recommended you check with your local councils planning department if you are thinkning of putting in a pond. You may require a building permit for your pond, but the requirement for a building permit differs across municipalities. Whenever undertaking a building project of any size it is a good idea to check with your local councils planning department for any restrictions you may have and...
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Many customers we have had over the years have made some very impressive pond excavations, but the biggest mistake we see is people ignoring the stability of the ground and digging their hole at an almost vertical angle. Creating an excavation like this is only suitable if you plan on constructing a structural frame inside your pond to achieve your vertical walls. If you plan on simply using the existing earth as your vertical wall you run the risk of...
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Our different styles of pond liners require different measurement techniques to both quote and manufacture. Here we detail these different techniques and other options for helping us manufacture your liner faster. Flat Sheet Liners The size of the liner required, regardless of shape, position, or size of marginal shelves, is calculated as follows. The length is determined by the overall length plus twice the maximum depth. The width is determined by the overall width plus twice the maximum depth. It...
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Overflow & Filling

When building an outdoor water garden, you must also consider what to do in the event of overflow. An overflow can occur when you forget to turn off the hose during a filling procedure, or during heavy rain. This overflow water can potentially cause unwanted damage and flow to places you do not want it to be. A simple solution is to install an overflow pipe and set it to the maximum water level. This pipe can be connected to...
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Ponds, like any large body of water, can be extremely dangerous areas and should always be considered as such. The dangers of a pond area are really brought into focus when young children are playing nearby. A small child can drown in less than two inches (five centimetres) of water. There are a few steps which can be taken to reduce the hazards of a pond to young children, but none of them are a substitute for parental supervision. Build...
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Reticulation Systems

Now is also the time to plan and install any plumbing required for water reticulation systems. Installing your plumbing now allows you to hide your pipes under the liner, rather than trying to hide the pipes later. When installing pipes that will penetrate the liner we recommend using a minimum of 32mm diameter, non-flexible PVC. Make sure you have the pipe extending well into the pond as it is much easier to cut a pipe down later than it is...
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