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Buy swimming pond liner - Pay attention to these points when buying

Buy swimming pond liner - Pay attention to these points when buying

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Whether swimming pool or swimming pond - a high quality film belongs in both variants. Here you can read about how to recognize them and what points to look for when buying.

The film must be very hard-wearing

You should always equip a naturally shaped swimming pond with a hard-wearing swimming pond liner (reading tip: create a swimming pond - step by step instructions). This is the only way to ensure that there is no damage and that you do not have to deal with repairs to the film. When buying such a PVC or rubber film, you should therefore pay attention to the following material components.

Pay attention to these points:

  • UV resistance
  • Extremely high tear resistance - also against roots
  • Cold resistance (minus degrees in the winter months)
  • ozone resistance
  • Environmental neutrality - fish and plant compatibility, recyclable
  • High elasticity (extensibility) - equally suitable for flat and deep zones


If you also "underlay" the swimming pond liner with a special protective fleece before laying, its durability (service life) is usually significantly extended. For this purpose, simply first lay the protective fleece directly on the ground and then lay the swimming pond liner over it (reading tip: Planning a swimming pond: pay attention to these points).

Also important: thickness and color of the film

In professional circles, a swimming pond liner with a thickness between 1.2 and 1.5 millimeters, which can be easily adapted to even relatively uneven surface shapes, is described as ideal. Even if pond liners are already available in specialist shops from a thickness of 0.5 millimeters, you should rather resort to the thicker versions. These thinner foils are more suitable for small ponds.

As far as the color of the film is concerned, you have a free choice here. A swimming pond liner is no longer only available in black, but often also in olive, emerald green, light gray and in various shades of blue. As a rule, it is wound on rolls and offered for sale in different widths. So just choose a color that you like, because there is no wrong choice here.