Install pond basin + garden pond

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If you want to easily and quickly create a garden pond and then not larger, as a cubic meter should be, should use a pond made of PE plastics. The PE garden pond has the added advantage that the zones for plants are already installed so plants and pond pumps can be easily used.
What types of pond pools are there?
Ponds are certainly the easiest and fastest way to get to a garden pond. There are a fairly large number of different models. They are not only different in size and depth, but also in material and shape.

  • High-quality plastic pond basin - frost-resistant, dimensionally stable, rot-proof and weather-resistant
  • Glass fiber reinforced plastic pond liner - absolutely robust. Many layers of plastic are glued together. The bowls are very stable and durable. If you want to be on the safe side, it's best to choose a GKF pond. Size and shapes are different. These trays are particularly good if you want to set them up and not digging. They are also free-standing absolutely dimensionally stable. An advantage is the 15-year warranty, a disadvantage is the price. Another plus is the special KOI pond, specially designed for this species of fish.
  • Spray-reinforced plastic pond shell - are produced by injection molding. They are cheaper, but not quite as stable. These basins are also available in different sizes and shapes and with a 15-year guarantee.
  • Stonecore pond shells - very natural-looking pond shells. They are not black or dark, like the other pools, but bright. The surface looks like natural stone. These pelvis convince by their natural appearance, provide the best conditions for flora and fauna and can also be easily installed. The material is weather-resistant, frost-proof, root-resistant and environmentally neutral LLD-PE plastic. These pond pools have a high intrinsic stability and are very stable. Again, there is a 15-year warranty.
  • Rock Pond - these ponds are also made of GKF material. For this they were provided with a silting. This makes them look like made from natural rocks. The pools have a high stability and fit well into the landscape. Matching the basins, there are also brook bowls. Rock stone pools are only available in small sizes, ideal for small gardens. Again, there is again a 15-year warranty.
  • PE pond basin - made of polyethylene by deep-drawing process. They are frost-resistant, rot-proof and UV-insensitive. However, these pond basins are not so stable and not suitable for ground installation.

Before you start with the installation of a pond, you have to determine the location. To do this, place the garden pond on the spot where the pond is to be used. Subsequently, the outline of the pond is marked on the selected location. Now you can dig out the place where the garden pond is to be used. First you measure the depth of the basin and measure another five to ten centimeters added to this value. Now you get the value that indicates how deep you have to dig the earth for the garden pond. The five to ten centimeters more in the pit are filled up with white sand, so that roots and stones can not damage the pond.
Now you can use the garden pond and fill around one third of the pond with water. To determine if the garden pond is straight, you can use a spirit level. Before you can now completely fill the garden pond with water, you have to fill the cavities on the sides of the pond with sand.
  • For larger prefabricated tanks, stability is very important. It may happen that you have to enter the pool, e.g. to clean it up. That has to endure such a basin!
  • Inferior or cheap pond shells often do not last long. After a few years, they will leak and you have to expand them again.
  • Always check for cracks or possible damage before installing the tank!
  • Fill the substrate with a 3 to 5 cm thick layer of filler sand.
  • Fix the pond in the sand, so that it can not move!
  • Important is a horizontal installation! Compare with the spirit level!
  • Insert basin and fill with 1/3 of water! Always check the horizontal!
  • Now fill the filling sand around the basin. The sand must constantly be pressed into the cavities. It's best to use a wooden staff. There must be no cavities under the transition from plant edge to the deep zone!
  • Now let the pond run full and leave it alone for 24 hours!
  • Fill up the possibly reconditioned earth! Tap on the edge to avoid cavities. Repeat this in the next few days!
  • Do not fix pond edge with concrete or plaster!

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