A pond can be a useful addition to your yard. It will add to your landscape and help to create a feeling of peace and tranquility in your environment. A pond is a simple do-it-yourself project. However, the materials to create the pond can be expensive, including the pond liner. Do not let that deter you from creating your pond, because cheap pond liner alternatives are available.
A strong tarp is an effective alternative to an expensive pond liner, and it is cheap. You can purchase a tarp at your local home improvement store. It comes in many different sizes, materials and colors to fit with your pond. It is durable and holds water well. Be careful of the material you consider to purchase for your pond liner, because some extremely cheap tarps can contain polyethylene, which emits harmful chemicals into the water.
You can purchase a shower curtain at just about any retail store for a few dollars. Shower curtains also work well as cheap pond liners. They come in different colors and styles so you have a variety of choices. Dark shower curtains work better if you do not want them to be easily identified. If you purchase a shower curtain that has holes in it to insert the shower hooks, you will need to cut that side off to prevent water leakage. You could also purchase a shower curtain liner as an even cheaper alternative.
Waterbed liners work well as pond liners, and they do not cost as much as commercially-available pond liners. Waterbeds are not as popular as they once were, and many people discard them. If you keep an eye out, you may be able to find a waterbed liner for free. Otherwise, you will need to purchase one at your local retail store.