pond liner

plantbugDecember 18, 2012

I have searched for some info but couldn't come up with anything. Maybe not using the right words?

I have a king size waterbed mattress that I could use for a small pond liner, if that would work? Anyone have any experience with this type of pond liner? I did see where using old carpet for underneath the liner would help with rocks.

Any suggestions?


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garyfla_gw(10 Florida)

You probably could but wouldn't it be rather small??
What did you intend to keep and what depth?? gary

    Bookmark   December 20, 2012 at 5:38AM
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Gary, I was thinking to use it for fish but after your comment it might not be deep enough? Would a rain garden work? I do want it to be small, the mattress is apx 7' x 5.5' and was hoping it would work.

Thanks for making me think! plantbug

    Bookmark   December 20, 2012 at 10:11AM
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garyfla_gw(10 Florida)

If you want a small pond think I'd skip the fish and go for a marsh ,bog rain garden type setup concentrating on the various types of plants In your area a good choice might be the various types of carniverous plants that not only need a wet situation would opppreciate your winter temps . For a little more depth emergent swamp type plants ,a gazillion to choose from. For true aquatics you generally need at least 2 feet ,as most of these types need to float also allows them to cope with winter. This would be the situation for smaller fish .
Oviously the size of the liner would dictate the size of the pool and the choices of types of plants/ fish.
Sounds like you're thinking wet area not necessarily a pool. Given any thought to filtration, water features circulation?? Check around at the gazillions of approaches water gardening will help clarify more precisely what you want?? gary

    Bookmark   December 21, 2012 at 3:02AM
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sleeplessinftwayne(z4-5 IND)

I would wonder about UV resistance if you used the water bed mattress.

    Bookmark   December 24, 2012 at 3:19PM
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