Liner in an above ground pond
The most important part of your pond is the thing that holds the water in--the liner. The sun is its worst enemy. It will destroy a liner faster than any other natural enemy. Cover every piece of your liner with finishing material, whether it is rocks, bricks or other material. While I am on the subject, use liners made for pond use. Buy your liner from a store specializing in Aquatic Garden supplies.
Be sure it is at least 40 mils thick and is butyl rubber. They are heavy and can be difficult to move, but they have at least a 20 year warranty and that's important.
BTW, do not put rocks on the bottom of your pond. They do nothing at all and in a week or so, you can't see them. When it comes time to clean out your pond, you have to remove hundreds or thousands of rocks. And then find a place to put them because you certainly don't want them back in your pond.
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