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aquaSHIELD Protective Matting.

£1.32 £1.10


£1.32 £1.10

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Protects pond liner from installation and usage damage


Completely rot, UV and weather resistant


Can be cut to suit any shape stream, waterfall or pond

Material: aquaSHIELD protective matting is a high quality, non-woven polypropylene geotextile underlay for use with all types of pond liner.


Applications: We would recommend that you do not install any liner without a protective underlay as this reduces the risk of damage during both installation and use, including from stones, roots and sharp objects.


  • 200gsm matting: suitable for small to medium sized ponds, and especially with 0.5mm PVC pond liners.
  • 300gsm matting: suitable for all sizes of pond, lake or lagoon. We would recommend using this with both SealEco and Firestone EPDM liners and for any liners in locations where you have gritty or rocky substrate or higher density of roots.


Is pond liner underlay really required for my project?


Yes, and no! We would never recommend that you put a liner in the ground without some form of protection, and we would always advocate using a specialist pond liner underlay. We are, however, aware that other options are sometimes considered:


  • Sand: Provides reasonable protection for the liner as it creates a smooth surface. Tends to shift downwards over time when compacted onto the sloping side of a pond. Roots and stones can work then their way between the sand as the earth moves or the sand shifts.
  • Old carpet: May provide a stronger barrier to stones and roots than sand, but care should be taken as carpet can bio-degrade over time (especially wool or mixed fibre carpets). As the carpet rots it will expose the liner to stones and roots increasing the chance of puncture.


aquaSHIELD matting: Is a synthetic geotextile which is completely rot, UV and weather resistant, and safe for all aquatic, animal and plant life. As a pond liner underlay, its high puncture resistance and tensile strength provides longevity of protection for the life of your liner, including both penetration from stones and roots, and ground movement over time.


Our experience tells us that to get the most out of your liner, you need to ensure that it is well protected; aquaSHIELD pond liner underlay can help provide peace of mind that this is being taken care of.

Size Guide


Both 200gsm and 300gsm aquaSHIELD protective matting is sold by the running metre, cut from 2m wide rolls up to 60m and 50m long respectively.


You should order 10% more pond liner underlay than the area of your pond to ensure you have enough for overlapping adjacent sheets, or to be placed on top of the liner if you are using rocks or slabs for anchoring (e.g. if your pond liner is 3m x 4m (12m2) you should order 14m2 or 2m x 7m.


You can cut and lay out the matting as required when you come to install it. You do not need to join underlay, simply slightly overlap one sheet over another.


For ease, all our pond liners have the option to add the matching underlay when you put them in your basket (including the 10%).

Technical Specification



Brand aquaSHIELD Matting
Material

non-woven, polypropylene geotextile

Max Size (supplied as a single sheet*)

2m x 60m

Other Sizes Available Yes, matting comes in 2m wide rolls. As it is overlapped, you can order any length required
Colour White
Weight (per m2) 200g
Elasticity None
Life Span Lifetime (rot free)
Joining Possible On Site Matting does not need joining, simply slightly overlap one sheet over another
Puncture Resistance Good
Aquatic, Plant & Human Safe Yes

*To the nearest metre





Brand aquaSHIELD Matting
Material non-woven, polypropylene geotextile
Max Size (supplied as a single sheet*)

2m x 50m

Other Sizes Available Yes, matting comes in 2m wide rolls. As it is overlapped, you can order any length required
Colour Black
Weight (per m2) 300g
Elasticity None
Life Span Lifetime (rot free)
Joining Possible On Site Matting does not need joining, simply slightly overlap one sheet over another
Puncture Resistance Excellent
Aquatic, Plant & Human Safe Yes

*To the nearest metre

Installation


All our liners are sent out with full installation instructions. You can also find guides to building and installing your liner in our Help & Guides: How To section.


For larger projects, we can provide assistance with installation if required. This can either be undertaken by us or one of our partners. For more information, please see our Pond Liner Installations section or contact us.

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