Most people use flexible pond liners to create their water garden. The two main reasons given are that they are cheaper and can be shaped to virtually any type of pond design. A good quality pond liner needs to be frost proof, durable, resistant to ultra-violet rays and should not rot. Due to possible ground movement, a pond liner also needs to be flexible enough to be resistant to pressure from growing roots.
Pond liners are dark in colour and are mostly black. This gives a pond a greater feeling of depth.
Rubber pond liners such as EPDM are made of natural materials and are kind to the environment.
EPDM pond liner is the most popular option on the market.
Epalyn pond liner offers a number of key benefits:
High flexibility: Epalyn remains highly flexible even at very low temperatures (down to -45° C), enabling year round installation.
High elongation: can elongate over 300%, which enables the membrane to stretch and conform to the contour of a pond.
Superior weathering resistance: withstands ultraviolet radiation without any sign of degradation or cracking.
Quick and easy installation: EPDM can be welded together for large pond installations. Highly flexible allows for manageable installation.
Low maintenance: little, if any regular maintenance after installation. EPDM pond liners are known to perform to a high standard for over 30 years.
Environmentally friendly: an inert material with low environmental impact during production and use.
Epalyn is an EPDM (ethylene propylene diene monomer). It can be used for all installations and can be fabricated into a tailored-to-fit liner .
The difference between an Epalyn and Butyl pond liner is the polymer. To be called Butyl the sheet must contain more than 50% butyl polymer. The polymer is the ingredient that makes the sheet elastic. In most pond grade Butyl there is usually a percentage of EPDM polymer mixed in. Epalyn, however is made with 100% EPDM polymer. EPDM polymer is more readily used around the world and so is generally cheaper. It has a higher specification than Butyl in 60% of tests and equal in the remaining 40%. This is the reason behind this sheet being less expensive than Butyl.
Epalyn is the ultimate product for UV resistance, which is why it is also used to waterproof roofing. The Epalyn 0.85mm and 1.0mm are the same as 0.75 mm but gives added piece of mind with the extra thickness for more demanding applications.
To order your Epalyn pond liner, visit Liners Online.