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Have your fish pond lined with fibreglass!

The fish pond is pretty much a staple of any British garden – of a certain size, in any case – and keeping fish, whether it’s goldfish, koi carp or otherwise, can be an extremely rewarding hobby. Providing you keep your pond regularly filtered and fresh, looking after aquatic creatures couldn’t be easier. However, there are downsides to owning certain types of pond – certainly, the days of simply digging out a big hole in your back garden and filling it with hose water may well be behind us – but why is this?

Why Fibreglass?

A simple Fish Pond in a gardenA good fish pond is one that last all year round, one that is impervious to weather, to cold, and of course to erosion and the passage of time. The problems with a natural pond that has been dug straight out of the ground lie in the fact that soil is likely to change with the seasons – it can harden, turn to mud, or even erode – and it’s not exactly providing the best quality water for your fish, either. Pond lining, therefore, has become popular in recent years, but many fish owners have struggled to find the best lining material to withstand time, weather and nature itself. Some may opt for hard plastics – but when it comes to finding a material that is impervious to the ravages of nature, you really can’t go wrong with fibreglass!

Merlin Fibreglass Flat Roofing are mainly focused upon providing fibreglass solutions for roofing, however, we have been called upon to provide lining for fish ponds! But why is this? Take it from us – fibreglass is the absolute pinnacle of protective, durable and great-looking material for both the home and garden. It really does pay for itself – all of our products come with 20 years’ guarantee, meaning that we are certain you won’t need to repair or replace any fibreglass you buy from us until you’ve been in ownership for two decades. That’s an incredible amount of time – where were you twenty years ago?

Merlin finished pond coverWill it Last?

Lining your fish pond with fibreglass won’t just protect your fish from the elements – as fibreglass is extremely versatile in its design as well as its application. You only have to pick the colour and we will happily line a fish pond of any size – providing you with an unbreakable, unbeatable resilient lining that will stand the test of time – twenty years at least! While you may not wish to keep fish for such an amount of time, it will add a fantastic focal point and feature to your garden that may increase interest in your home or even your value should you come to sell your property on.

Take it from us – as experts in GRP fibreglass, we’re certain that a fish pond lined with fibreglass will offer you the peace of mind you’re looking for when it comes to protecting your finned friends against the elements. For more information on our fibreglass services, contact us today on 0800 3118 262 or email with a query at your convenience!

Ian Chrichlow

Ian Chrichlow is a seasoned roofing expert serving Mansfield and Nottinghamshire. Specialising on GRP Fibreglass Roofing, Flashing, and Flooring. With a 20-year guarantee on all projects, Ian builds trust and quality into every job. He's got the know-how for both domestic and commercial spaces