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my pond liner has started to leak and I was wonder if you could use that 5 mil plastic that comes on rolls at Home Depot and Lowes. It is a lot cheaper and I could double it up.
 

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have used fiberglass tarps . One lasted over 20 years with 3 feet of depth. While you can use the the roll plastic two major drawbacks , easily penetrated and degrades in direct sun. A 12x 15 tarp cost under 25 bucks . main drawback is the color s bright blue ,Orange,silver and a sickly brown lol. gary
 

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How about you find the leak and just seal it?
mainly because I am using this as an excuse to make my pond about 40% larger.
 

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Over the years Pond Pro 2000 has been trusted by thousands of customer as the only one-step solution to repair pond liner leaks. If you are a do-it-yourself type of person and are looking for a significantly easier method to fix your pond liner leak you have found it. Your existing pond liner can be coated once with Pond Pro 2000 and immediately your leak is fixed.
 

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have used fiberglass tarps . One lasted over 20 years with 3 feet of depth. While you can use the the roll plastic two major drawbacks , easily penetrated and degrades in direct sun. A 12x 15 tarp cost under 25 bucks . main drawback is the color s bright blue ,Orange,silver and a sickly brown lol. gary
Are you talking about the large tarps they sell at Wal-Mart or Lowes?
 

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my pond liner has started to leak and I was wonder if you could use that 5 mil plastic that comes on rolls at Home Depot and Lowes. It is a lot cheaper and I could double it up.
How long have you had that liner? Is it a "real" liner? How big is the new pond going to be? No matter the answers to these questions I 100% recommend getting the proper 45mil liner. If it is a small pond then the price won't be too high, if it is a big pond you REALLY don't want to have to redo it again anytime soon. Just recently I had an uninvited 130lb cane corso (dog) with long nails fall into my 3.5ft deep pond while no one was around and she got out on her own scratching the sides of the pond liner. I could see the scraps in the algae but amazingly there does not seem to be any holes. I am SO thankful I didn't cut corners cause that liner is amazing!
 

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I find it way beyond possible for a blue tarp from loes to last 20 years under any situation. i would have to guess the pond was dug in clay and it actually was the liner. Even then don't even look in it's direction or it would fall appart
 
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