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Guide to Butyl Pond Liner

Butyl pond liner has been a stalwart of the UK pond lining market for over 50 years



Butyl rubber has many of the properties required for a high quality, long lasting pond liner including:



  • Being highly flexible to accommodate ground movement
  • Good UV resistance so the liner won’t crack or go brittle in the sun
  • The ability to join liners together to make larger sheets for lake liners



So, why has butyl pond liner decreased in popularity?

The simple answer is cost. The raw materials required to make butyl rubber have significantly increased in cost over a number of years, and other products have entered the market that are more cost effective.



What are the alternative pond liners?

EPDM pond liners are the best alternative to a butyl liner. High usage in the construction industry and increased production levels mean the cost is much lower.



We have two types of EPDM available on AquaLiners Direct:



SealEco: this looks the same as Butyl and comes in the same thickness. We recommend it for use in small to medium ponds and for box welded liners.



EXPLORE SEALECO POND LINER



Firestone: this is a charcoal grey colour with a smooth finish. It is available 1mm thick and is recommended for use in everything from a small garden pond to a large lake or reservoir.



EXPLORE FIRESTONE POND LINER



These EPDM pond liners are not only cheaper than butyl liners, they also have some improved properties.



I’ve always used butyl pond liner and really like it, can I still get it?

Yes! We don’t currently have butyl liner available on our website, but we still fabricate butyl pond liner for our customers and have rolls of material available for anyone that would prefer to use this. If you would like a quote or to place an order, please call us on 01225 810324.



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