30 Dec 4 reasons to line a pond with Sodium Bentonite
Sealing a pond is vital to reducing the seepage and keeping the water level the whole year but, the pond liners have different properties, durabilities, and prices.
– If a rubber liner gets punctured you can easily find a product or somebody that can repair it.
– Chemical liners work very fast and, someone doesn’t require to drain the pond to be applied.
Then, why line a pond with Sodium Bentonite?
I’ll give you four good reasons.
1. Easy to Install.
No joking, with some expert directions and the correct amount of product, it can be a perfect DIY project.
To install the bentonite pond liner, you will need a tractor to remove some soil, spread the bentonite, mix and compact the pond soil.
It is easy compared with the number of people, trucks, bonding machines, materials, expertise, and hrs required to install a rubber liner.
2. Puncture Resistant.
With rubber and chemical liners, a puncture is a constant threat. If a root pierces the rubber liner or an animal decides to make a hole on the pond soil, you will need to drain the pond, find the puncture, patch, etc. or run to the store to buy 5 gallons of chemical sealer.
When something pierces the bentonite liner, it will repair itself, and you probably never notice the puncture.
Bentonite Pond Liner becomes a thick gel when wet. This gel can get around the punctures or holes and seal them without your intervention.
Awesome, isn’t it?
3. Safe for life and soil nature.
Bentonite pond liner is 100% Sodium Bentonite, a natural mineral composed of volcanic ash. When applied as a pond liner it will not release any chemicals to the soil or water. It also doesn’t need any additives to create a long-lasting seal on your pond.
Its natural origin and neutral nature make it very safe to use on swimming ponds, stock ponds, ponds with fish, etc.
4. Great cost-effective value.
The cost of Bentonite pond liners is the same or slightly lower than the rubber liners, especially when we talk about ponds that are bigger than 1/2 acre. On top of that, bentonite doesn’t need maintenance or repair. Add its self-repair capability and natural origin and you get the best cost-effective pond liner.
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Sounds too good to be true, right?
Well, there is a downside.
The downside is on the application. If you go the cowboy way and just spread bentonite, you will be wasting your money and never get a good seal.
To get a perfect pond seal, you need to avoid the most common errors on the installation. Use enough bentonite for the soil type and prepare the surface correctly.
If you still have doubts or questions about bentonite pond liner don’t hesitate to contact our team. We are here to help you to seal your pond.