I live in Memphis, TN. I am considering putting a pond in my back yard---possibly this weekend if I get real energetic! My question is this, my neighbors across the street purchased a preformed pond, another friend of mine has a liner type---do you know if one is better than the other?
Use a flexible liner. Never use a preformed pond unless you have no choice. It is a major hassle and will never look right because you cannot get it level. If you do use a preformed pond, only dig it in to the shelves and either put soil to the top or pile rocks to the top. Cantilever rocks over the top so you hide any trace of the plastic. Plant around it to soften the hardness of all those rocks.