Below are some links to products that will help you build and maintain a pond without spending a fortune. Most will be affiliate links, so if you make a purchase I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you.
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Pond liner is the one thing that I personally never skimp on when building a pond. In my opinion the best liner is EPDM rubber. While not cheap it is incredibly durable and stretchy which is great if you are placing large rocks inside the pond.
Generic EPDM pond liner & geotextile
- Super stretchy
- Long life
- Easy to work with
Firestone EPDM pond liner
- Highest quality
- Exceptional warranty
- 0.8mm to 1.2mm thick
- Used by all the professionals
- Competitive price
I’ve only ever used this on a grey water wetland I constructed but it is still going strong.
- Not as thick as EPDM but supposed to have good puncture resistance.
- Much cheaper than EPDM
- Can buy direct from the manufacturers in China
After the liner the pump is the next most crucial component of creating a healthy and easy to maintain pond. Below are links to some of the pumps that I like to use in my ponds.
Variable speed low volt dc pumps
- Can buy direct from China
- Cheaper than other comparable pumps
- Very energy efficient
Useful products for building a bog filter
As you know I think one of the best ways to filter a pond is using a bog filter. Bogs provide exceptional results and are cheap to make.
If you are using a container to create the filter you will need to create some water tight seals. This can be done using unseals or bulkhead fittings.
- Can be used on rounded containers
- Easy to install
- Perfect for square, rectangle containers
I Don’t add many products to my ponds, with that said there are 3 things that I like to always have available: Beneficial bacteria, A flocculent and diatomix or nualgi.
I’ve tried quite a few types of bacteria for ponds and I think my favourite is Aquascape maintain.
It contains bacteria, a phosphate binder, water conditioner and clarifier (flocculent). For that reason it’s just a good all rounder.
- Will Clear up muddy water
- Helps single celled algae clump together so it can be collected by the filter
- Fish and plant safe
Diatomix & Nualgi
Both these product encourage the growth of diatoms. These are a type of algae that form the base of any aquatic food chain.
By promoting diatoms nutrient that would be otherwise available for problem algae is moved up the food chain and provides a fantastic food source for your fish.
If purchasing diatomix use code: ozponds for free shipping.