Today was meant to the moment when I rejoiced at finishing the pond. The liner is in and the edges have been adorned with Yorkshire stone.
However, I will almost definitely need to fork out for a butyl liner at some point in the probably not-too-distant future. As I had suspected, the current liner was too rigid to mould round the contours of the pond. This may not be perfect but, when cutting the liner to size, the Stanley knife wasn’t an absolute necessity, as I could snap the plastic sheeting rather than slicing it.
Anyway, it’s down and fitted as best as I could manage. The job has certainly taught me a lot and a butyl liner will be much easier to handle I presume. In the meantime, I’m going to fill the pond with water I’ve used to wash vegetables and see how it fares.
At the end of the day, I could be pleasantly surprised.