In order to offer as precise estimate as possible, it is necessary to have an approximate dimension of the film including adequate overlap for fixation.

How to measure areas of up to 50 m2

You will need:

Two tape measures OR one tape measure and a string, pegs to fixate the tape measure/string,

a pencil and paper for recording the values.

To measure foil of up to 50 m2 for garden ponds:

1.Before the area is measured, the digging must be completed; the final shape and size of the hole are measured.

2. According to the shape of the hole, the axis to be measured must be determined. The objective is to measure the length and width of the hole, which are the widest and longest points of the edges of the hole. The axis of the measuring must be at a right angle.

3.To measure the distance between the edges, place the tape measure on the bottom of the hole so as to copy its shape. It is necessary to include about 50 cm on both sides for overlap (1 m in total).

This overlap serves to fixate the foil at the edge of the hole.

4.The widest distance between the edges is measured in the same way. The tape measure and/or string are placed on the bottom of the hole so as to copy its shape. The axis of the length measurement must be at a right angle to the axis of the width measurement.

Once again 50 cm on both sides must be added on.

How to measure areas of 50 - 200 m2

To measure the area of the foil for garden ponds of 50 - 200 m2.

1.Before the area is measured, the digging must be completed; the final shape and size of the hole are measured.

2. According to the shape of the hole, the largest distance between the edges of the hole must be determined.

3.Tape measure 1 must be placed at the longest distance (L) between the edges with at least 50 cm on both sides for overlap.

4.For better handling, it is recommended to mark the points visibly every two meters according to the tape measure.

5.Tape measure 2 is used to measure each width (W) of the hole perpendicularly to tape measure 1.

6.The first width is measured at the two-meter length point marked on tape measure 1; this method of measurement is used until the entire hole is measured.

7.Besides recording the total width, the so-called „central width“ is also recorded. This is the distance between the edge (including overlap) and the location where tape measure 1 intersects tape measure 2.

8.It is necessary to check if all the required dimensions have truly been measured; for example if the total length of the hole is 20m, 10 widths must be recorded.