Erosion Control Solutions for Cooling Channels & Ponds

Permanent Erosion Control for Cooling Channels & Ponds

Synthetex manufactures the best product for casting concrete erosion control systems at cooling channels and ponds. Use HYDROTEX fabric forms for the in-situ casting of concrete, and save on installation and labor costs.

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Permanent Erosion Control for Cooling Channels & Ponds

Synthetex manufactures the best product for casting concrete erosion control systems at cooling channels and ponds. Use HYDROTEX fabric forms for the in-situ casting of concrete, and save on installation and labor costs.

Get a project estimate today:



Need Cooling Pond Lining or Embankment Protection? HYDROTEX fabric-formed concrete makes it simple.

An alternative to cooling towers, cooling ponds feed cool water to industrial facilities such as power plants, paper mills, petroleum refineries, and steels mills. Though man-made, these channels and ponds need lining or embankment protection just like any other pond.

A HYDROTEX fabric-formed concrete mat is the top solution for these use cases, providing a permanent lining that will require minimal upkeep. Give our engineers a call for a free quote and consultation.

How is HYDROTEX used at cooling ponds and channels?

The Problem

Cooling channels and ponds play a critical role at coal-fired power plants and other industrial facilities, storing cooling water to transfer heat and keep processes as efficient as possible. However, unwanted vegetation can cause the water to lose velocity and to therefore stop cooling as efficiently, putting the plant at risk of overheating.

The Solution: HYDROTEX Fabric Forms for the In-Situ Casting of Concrete

Protect cooling ponds and channels with a HYDROTEX fabric-formed concrete mattress that will stunt vegetative growth, allowing for the efficient transport of water. The mattress will also protect the pond from embankment erosion, saving millions in maintenance costs.

Best HYDROTEX Fabric Forms for Erosion Control at Cooling Ponds

HYDROTEX Filter Point

HYDROTEX® Filter Point


Need an erosion control solution that provides hydrostatic pressure relief? Choose HYDROTEX Filter Point. Simply place the fabric panels on the sides and bottom of your cooling pond or channel, then pump with fine aggregate concrete. The result is a concrete lining that ensures high efficiency of water flow while preventing embankment erosion.


HYDROTEX Filter Band

HYDROTEX® Filter Band® Concrete Mattress


Need a greater reduction of flow velocity and wave run-up at a cooling channel? Opt for Filter Band fabric formworks (fabriform) to cast a permeable concrete lining. Instead of permeable fabric points, Filter Band is comprised of permeable bands, relieving hydrostatic pressure while permitting a lower flow velocity.


HYDROTEX Uniform Section

HYDROTEX® Uniform Section


Many times, a project owner will want an impermeable solution to protect their cooling pond or channel against erosion. HYDROTEX Uniform Section is the product for such a use case. The direct alternative to concrete slope paving, the Uniform Section panels are pumped with fine aggregate concrete, creating an inflexible concrete mattress with a relatively constant cross section.


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Consider Erosion Control in your Cooling Pond Design

Synthetex is the manufacturer of the HYDROTEX family of concrete erosion control mats.

Used in a wide range of industries and applications, these mattresses are 100% custom-made for your project’s specific requirements and specifications.

For permanent erosion control at cooling ponds and channels, rely on HYDROTEX. It’s more cost-effective than pre-cast concrete mats and easy to install underwater. Additionally, there’s no need for any complicated machinery or specialized workforce, reducing your project costs.

Cooling pond erosion control services are typically applicable for:

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Get a Quote for Your Cooling Pond Project

Getting in touch with us is simple. Simply give us a call at 1-800-225-0023 or email us at info@synthetex.com. Our team would be happy to help you choose the best mattress for your project and provide drawings and estimations.

Who is Synthetex?

We are the manufacturer of HYDROTEX® geosynthetic fabric formwork used for the in-situ casting of concrete.

We are not an engineering firm, subcontractor, concrete supplier, or fabriform installer. We are a manufacturer.

As your manufacturer, we work with each of those entities to deliver cost-effective solutions at every stage of your project. Our team will also assist with cost analyses, train installation teams, provide technical assistance, and assist with design and hydraulics.

We’re not just a one-time supplier—we’re your strategic partner for your current project and beyond.


Related Solutions

HYDROTEX® FilterBand®

FilterBand® (FB) Concrete Linings


FilterBand® (FB) Concrete Linings are similar to Filter Point, providing an effective and highly permeable concrete lining that resists erosive forces. FilterBand® differs from Filter Point in that the form creates interconnected, tubular concrete elements that are separated by large, interwoven filtration bands.  The filtration bands provide for greater reduction of uplift pressures than Filter Point Linings.  Also, the biaxial alignment of the tubular elements creates two directionally determined coefficients of hydraulic friction. As a result, FilterBand® achieves greater reduction of flow velocity or wave energy than Filter Point.

FilterBand® concrete linings are specified in situations similar to those for which Filter Point might be specified, which also require greater relief of uplift pressures, higher reduction of flow velocities, or greater reduction of wave run-up.

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HYDROTEX® Uniform Section

Uniform Section (US) Concrete Linings

Uniform Section (US) Concrete Linings


Uniform Section (US) Concrete Linings are similar to traditional concrete slope paving.  They create a solid, high-quality concrete lining with a relatively low hydraulic resistance and uniform cross-section.  Uniform Section linings are used to reduce the infiltration or exfiltration of aggressive waste and chemical fluids into or out of open channels and basins.  They are also used to reduce exfiltration in arid regions where open channels and basins require watertight linings.

Uniform Section Concrete Linings are resistant to leachate and most chemicals.  They protect geosynthetic liners from mechanical damage, exposure to UV light, and freeze-thaw cycles.  These self-supporting, high-strength linings permit construction on steep side slopes and replace the conventional use of clay or sand as liner protection. Placement of the forms and concrete filling can be performed without the use of equipment on the liner.  The tensile strength and abrasion resistance of the fabric protect the liner from the pumped concrete.

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HYDROTEX® Filter Point

Filter Point (FP) Concrete Linings

Filter Point (FP) Concrete Linings


Filter Point Concrete Linings with filtration points (drains) provide erosion-resistant, permeable concrete linings for ditches, channels, canals, streams, rivers, ponds, lakes, reservoirs, marinas, and protected port and harbor areas.

Filter Point Concrete Linings have a cobbled surface and a relatively high coefficient of hydraulic friction in order to achieve lower flow velocities and to reduce wave run-up. The filtration points provide for the relief of hydrostatic uplift pressures, increasing the system’s stability.

Filter Point Concrete Linings were the first type of fabric formed concrete system developed. In 1965, a Dutch patent was issued for “fabric formed slope paving.” The form suggested by this patent was later refined to create the first “filter point” lining.

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