How to deal with the seepage problem to increase the retention of your pond or reservoirs

Dribbling is a very common and usual trait of the water that almost every owner of pond or reservoir or farmer faces. We have formally named this dribbling “Seepage”. You can spot your pond or reservoir water also in normal time and especially after a heavy shower to leak through by a narrow channel from one place to another. Generally, it happens due to ground water level rising in soil that creates hydrostatic pressure. Whenever you spot seepage, you should take action to stop it immediately or it can be really harmful for your aquaculture.

Pond lining films


So, to stop this seepage and maintain the clean water level and quality at your storage you need to put a barrier in the water and those channels. In one word the solution of the seepage is Pond Lining Films or Pond liners.

What are a Pond Lining Films /Pondliner?

In a very layman’s language, we can call it a synthetic barrier that is made of mainly plastic tarpaulin materials used to retain water and lining for the pond, reservoirs, and retention basins etc. For backyard and artificial pond or stream making liners must use material. As pond liners are impenetrable by liquids, these are very helpful to prevent the seepage problem anywhere.

Plastic pond liners are only used for the prevention of Seepage problem.

Every pond has a leakage problem through the pond base. Even if you have solved the seepage/leakage problem, you should install a liner for many reasons, like:

  • Great support for a large level of variation in aquaculture
  • Proper maintenance of sediment and debris
  • Improve water quality
  • Increase harvesting
  • Prevent soil pollution
  • Reduce shrimp virus
  • Prevents oxygen into soil
  • Prevents feeds mix with soil at the pond bed
  • Less cleaning times
  • Enhance the life of Pond or storage
  • Fishes grow larger and faster, stay disease free

Installing a quality tarpaulin pond liner can provide you the benefit of all these along with so many business advancements. There are so many case studies which can prove the beneficial part of a good liner.

May 17, 2019, | Case Study

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What type of Pond lining film should be used for Seepage problem?

There are almost seven types of pond lining film are there available in the market. But all the Pond liners have some common work to provide security and protection for the pond. The liners need to fit the uneven pond surface very well that used to be weathering and frost resistant. All the liners are generally compatible for fish and plants because they are environmentally neutral.

So, what’s the difference in all these seven?

They master in different purpose and the material, thickness and flexibility used to be different in them.

They are:

  • HDPE (high density polyethylene)
  • LDPE (high density polyethylene)
  • RPE (reinforced polyethylene)
  • FPP (flexible propylene)
  • PVC (polyvinyl chloride)
  • EPDM (ethylene propylene diene monomer)
  • Butyl

From these 7 types of liners Reinforced Polyethylene (RPE) liners and Reinforced Polypropylene (RPP) liners can be really helpful to prevent seepage or leakage problem. It is one of the most durable pond liners and this geomembrane is wieldable, fish safe and resistant to uv rays and chemicals. So, the material used to be very successful as a barrier to prevent the liquids or water to flow out through the narrow passage. But it must be installed properly. Only a good installation can give you the best result.

A proper guidance and consultation while installation is strongly recommended.

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