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    Pond problem

    My G/F and me have some land near to Roi-Et. last week we went to her village and arranged for someone to clear the land ready for building and dig us a pond 14m x 10m x 3m. So far, so good. We have been told that we will have to line the pond with cement as the sandy soil will not hold water. When I asked how much, everyone said "Mai Peng", then I got the quote.......200,000baht!!!!!!!!!! Does anyone know of a cheaper alternative. The other reason I need it lined is that I would like it keep a good level of water all year round.
    Any advice on Thai ponds is welcome.
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    black plastic I've seen ,

    bloody eyesore and possibly an ecological disaster ,

    may fit the cheaper alternative criteria though ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mid View Post
    ecological disaster
    Yeah, if that pond water ever seeps into the ground, you'll have an army of biohazard technicians scrubbing each grain of sandy soil with toothbrushes for decades...

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    there are threads here already on TD about pond liners...

    pond liners are not 'black plastic' and are very practical...designed and manufacturers for exactly the purpose you purpose to use them for...

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    Actually the sandy soil should prevent a quality pond liner from puncturing. So your really not in a bad spot as you think.

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    not the pond water Texpat ,

    the black plastic that is possibly non biodegradable with a 1/2 life of for ever ..........................

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    Try mixing bentonite with the top foot of soil on the inside.
    There must ge a "mud man" amongst the oilies and drillers on TD who can expand on this .

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    Last edited by Happyman; 21-11-2007 at 04:52 PM.

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    You can get pond liner in various materials: PVC and HDPE (high density polyethylene) are the most commonly available. The advantage of PVC is that it can be glued. HDPE has to be bonded and repaired using heat. But, HDPE is probably longer-lasting than PVC. Both come in a variety of widths and thicknesses.

    In my small pond I ended up using HDPE.

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    Just came across this link of : supplier / manufacturer of PE and HDPE for ponds and greenhouses...


    :: Thai CharoenThong Karntor Co., Ltd. ::



    If you are near Korat, there is now a new shop called DO HOME, Ubonwatsadu, they are in Udon as well i've heard...
    They have pond liner in their store, huge store, huge choice of anything construction related...

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    ^Great link there. Wish I'd found that when I was searching.

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    ^ Are you planning to raise fish in the pond ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dalton View Post
    ^ Are you planning to raise fish in the pond ??
    Yes, but only for personal and family use. I know there is a problem with the lime in the cement, but I was going to cross that bridge later.

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    ^ A PE pond-liner might be stronger than a PVC one. You can also get some chemical to mix in the water, and that prevents the water-level from going down quick, but I'll need to look it up for you, give me a couple of days.

    Cheers.

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    Thanks for the replies lads, I'm waiting for some prices on PE liners.
    I had another quote back for cement lining, baht 650,000 hahahahahahaha.

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    I have a small pond on my land. We put large rocks in the bottom, and then filled the gaps with cement. Seems to do the job quite well. We have had it for almost 3 years now, and never had a pom pem.


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    You dig the hole about a foot bigger than you need it all round. Then you buy in some clay soil. Pack it down well. Then you add some "Bentonite".
    Reckon you will come out of it a LOT cheaper than 200,000 baht! And no holes in the plastic.


    Compacted earthen liners

    bentonite - Google Search=

    Panda.

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    I have family who use cement ponds. Some large and some small. None of them seem to have any problems raising fish in the ponds. Mostly pla-duk. One man said he filled his pond and just let it set a few months before adding fish. Another said he use something that he purchased from a local store that killed the effect of the lime. Sorry I am still trying to get the Thai name of the product myself. Then I will post it here. These guys dont speak english and I only speak a little Thai.

    One question. Why so deep? For commercial one to one and a half meter is recommended. Maybe ok for non-commercial.

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