Plastic pond cover

Imagine lounging by your pond, a soothing oasis in your backyard, and watching the fish dance gracefully under the water’s surface. Now, imagine that same pond becoming a catch-all for debris, dirt, and leaves. Doesn’t sound as relaxing does it? That’s where a pond cover comes into play.

Importance of Pond Covers

Pond covers are not just about aesthetics. They serve to:

  • Protect your fish from predators
  • Reduce the amount of debris falling into the pond.
  • Maintain water quality by reducing the amount of algae growth

Material Overview

In recent years, plastic pond covers, especially those made of acrylic and polycarbonate sheets, have been gaining appeal. But which one is best for your pond?

Acrylic / PERSPEX®
Acrylic sheets
  • Crystal clear visibility.
  • UV resistant – Doesn't yellow with time.
  • Lighter than glass, making it easier to handle and install.
  • Less impact resistant compared to polycarbonate.
  • Can scratch easily if not handled with care.
View our Acrylic / PERSPEX® products
Polycarbonate sheets
  • Nearly unbreakable – extremely impact resistant.
  • Dual-walled options offer better insulation.
  • Blocks harmful UV rays, ensuring a healthy aquatic environment.
  • Tends to be pricier than acrylic.
  • Although clear, it might not offer the same level of transparency as acrylic.
View our Polycarbonate products

Making the right choice for your pond

We describe the most important factors to consider.

Purpose Budget Climate
Are you looking for something more decorative or something highly functional? Consider both the initial costs and long-term maintenance. If you live in an area with heavy hail or falling debris, polycarbonate may be a safer choice.

How do you install plastic sheets as a pond cover?

So, you’ve decided to go for plastic. But how do you proceed now?

What you need:

  • Plastic sheets of the right size
  • A tape measure
  • Screws and a drill

The process


  1. Measure your pond accurately.

  2. Cut or order the plastic sheets to size in our webshop.

  3. Place the sheets in the desired manner.

  4. Enjoy a clean and protected pond surface!


Both acrylic and polycarbonate pond covers have their merits. While acrylic offers superior transparency, polycarbonate offers unsurpassed durability. Your choice should be based on the needs of the pond, your aesthetic preferences and your budget. The most important thing is to strike a balance between functionality and beauty.