The view from an infinity pool

The view from an infinity pool

The view from an infinity pool

The possibilities are endless when we think about building a pool: the shape, the stairs, the colour of the pool liner, the pool deck material, the decoration in the surrounding area, the pool lighting…

 

In the case of this infinity pool everything was perfectly adjusted. Apart from enjoying a breathtaking view thanks to its excellent location, the pool owner has made the right choice and the result is gorgeous.

  • Rustic natural stone was chosen for the pool deck. Stone has several advantages. First of all, it does not become slippery when wet. Safety is one of the main elements to take into consideration when planning a swimming pool. Secondly, stone is easy to clean and maintain.
  • Concerning the pool lining, the choice was naturally RENOLIT ALKORPLAN: TOUCH Elegance in this specific case. RENOLIT ALKORPLAN TOUCH is a 2 mm thick reinforced pool lining, which remains flexible during its installation. Thus, it can adapt to any shape and to any pool basin surface. TOUCH Elegance looks like slate and gives water a deep blue tone.
  • The access to the pool is unique: the stairs are a combination of wavy and straight lines, what confers a dynamic and aesthetic effect. This staircase is the good adaptability of RENOLIT ALKORPLAN to irregular shapes. It can be installed on any shape.
  • The edge of this swimming pool is elevated, so that you can have a sit without getting out of the water.
  • Last but not least, let’s say a few words about the shape of this infinity pool. When you submerge into its water, you get an endless view of the beautiful landscape around it. Even if the basin has a standard rectangular shape, the front edge aligns the valley, where gaze, nature and blue skies fuse together.

Infinity pool, infinity edge pool or vanishing edge pool: call it whatever you like. This kind of swimming pool looks fabulous. How would an infinity pool look like in your garden? 🙂

New Beetle transformed into a hot tub

New Beetle transformed into a hot tub

Once again, RENOLIT ALKORPLAN was present at the Piscine Global Europe, the leading swimming pool and wellnes event, were we could witness the mots innovating tech related to pool lifestyle. At every swimming pool event, you can stumble upon the most curious things.
One of the things that caught our eye this year, was a project cretated by Plastica Pools. They successfully redesigned a Volks Wagen New Beetle into a Hot Tub, using our reinforced membrane: RENOLIT ALKORPLAN TOUCH Vanity to coat the interior and Elegance to cover the headrest.

The New Beetle drew in the crowds who were amazed to witness a fully functioning hot tub inside of the car! Plastica Pools made sure it wasn’t just for show as they even managed to replace the car engine with a pool filter to maintain the water in pristine condition. When the hot tub is functioning, our reinforced membranes assure complete watertightness and not one tiny drop of water is spilled.

To add a couple of stylish details to the design, Plastica Pools added various LED lightning to create an impressive ambiance on both the interior and the exterior of the car. In summary, It simply has all the elements of a luxury hot tub to fully relax in! We are grateful and proud that they chose to use our liners for this original and authentic project and we are amazed by the stunning end result.

How to light your swimming pool

How to light your swimming pool

Tips for lighting your pool

When the sun is high in the sky, it is very pleasant to have a refreshing dip to escape the heat. But there will also be the occasional night when the heat gets the better of us and we also feel like relaxing in the cool water of our pool. To create the perfect night-time atmosphere, it is important to have good pool lighting to add a new dimension to our home and help us enjoy our nocturnal swim.

There are several types of lighting for the perfect pool atmosphere on the market: solar lamps, fibre optic lighting, LED lights, floating lights, halogens, incandescent lights… although the current trend and most efficient option is LED lighting.

The electrical system used most frequently at the moment is fibre optic, which has the advantage of there not being any heat or electricity in the wiring and so entails no maintenance. It comes in different colours and is usually situated around the perimeter of the pool to generate a very simple yet elegant effect.

LED lighting is the most frequently used. In addition to being very efficient, hardwearing and energetically efficient, it provides atmosphere with colours that can be adapted at any time using a remote control, which means you can customise your pool even more with the colours you want.

Where can we put our pool lights?
There are several places and endless combinations for fitting lights in the pool depending on the shape and length of the same. We will generally position the main lighting at the sides, about 30/40 centimetres below the edge of the pool, focussed so that they do not shine light on the house or the more frequently used areas. The recommendation is to install one lamp for every 20 m2 of water surface.

How to reduce your pool’s electricity usage?
Whether we are building a new pool or are replacing existing bulbs, we should take energy efficiency into account to reduce our pool’s electricity usage. The technologies that currently require the least maintenance, give thousands of hours of light and are low-energy are fibre optic and LED lighting.

Safety and pool lighting
Safety is one of the most important factors to consider when installing or replacing our pool lighting. Make sure that all of the underwater lights that you are going to fit in your pool comply with Spanish standard UNE-EN 60598. This standard requires them to be made of materials that are resistant to high temperatures and are totally watertight to prevent water getting in.

Lighting: a good safety measure

Pool lighting is both aesthetic/decorative and functional as it is an excellent safety measure.
Lights in or around the water may prevent unpleasant falls into the water in addition to lighting up the garden area during the night, allowing us to see any possible intruders.

How to personalise your pool

How to personalise your pool

Everything you can customise to create the pool of your dreams

Your house and your garden. Two spaces where you escape from the outer world, spaces where you can relax and get away from work and the stressful society surrounding us. A space where you can have a rest in an atmosphere that you have customised to your taste. In your house, you have chosen the furniture where you sit and eat, the bed where you sleep and the bath towels you dry yourself with… Just like in your garden you have chosen the plants that grow, the colour of the flowers, the grass you walk on, the lighting that best suits your character and your personality…

The most logical thing is to do the same with your swimming pool. Choosing the place, the shape and the colour of the pool is within our reach. There are many pre-fabricated pools that come in different shapes and colours. Pre-fabricated rectangular, kidney-shaped and heart-shaped pools… There is sure to be a shape that coincides with your tastes but do the measurements fit too? And when you find the perfect shape and measurements that adapt to your tastes and requirements, can you choose the desired colour, texture and/or depth?

There are many alternatives for customising your dream pool and pre-fabricated pools lead to several limitations when it comes to choice.
However, with RENOLIT ALKORPLAN reinforced liners, you have an endless range of possibilities at your disposal:

1.- Choose the ideal spot in your garden for the pool. The first important step to take into account when you decide to install a swimming pool in your garden. If you are not sure, we give you some tips about what to consider when choosing the site for the pool in this article.

2.- Choose the shape, width, length and depth of your future pool. One of the many advantages of RENOLIT ALKORPLAN reinforced lining is that it is easily installed in any shape of pool. As our liners are flexible, they can be installed over any surface regardless of its shape.

3.- How are you going to get in and out of your pool? There are many kinds of steps to embellish your pool. And the certified RENOLIT ALKORPLAN installers will endeavour to put anti-slip lining on all of the steps to look after you and yours. Water safety and quality are priorities for RENOLIT ALKORPLAN.

4.-  Once you have chosen the shape of the basin, it is the key time to choose the colour of your pool liner. You can choose a single-coloured reinforced liner or one with different prints simulating marble, mosaic tiling, stone and so on. You can go a step further and choose the new TOUCH liners that simulate different natural elements as they have relief. A joy to touch when you are cooling down in your pool totally customised by you. A pool that adapts to your tastes and preferences. A RENOLIT ALKORPLAN pool.

 

RENOLIT ALKORPLAN XTREME withstands everything

RENOLIT ALKORPLAN XTREME withstands everything

You need a RENOLIT ALKORPLAN XTREME if you want a swimming pool that withstands everything. 

RENOLIT ALKORPLAN XTREME is the ideal solution for those who want to forget about having to continually maintain their swimming pool and just enjoy it.
This liner has become the only reinforced membrane on the market whose colour is chlorine and stain-resistant, even at the waterline.

The RENOLIT ALKORPLAN XTREME protective shield prevents the membrane from becoming discoloured, repels dirt and does not allow bacteria to cause irreparable staining. That is why it has a triple guarantee: 5-year colour guarantee, 5-year stain-proofing guarantee and 15 years watertightness of the membrane.

RENOLIT ALKORPLAN XTREME withstands everything.

As well as guaranteeing 15 years’ watertightness, the XTREME membranes come coated with a special lacquer that protect them from rubbing, bacteria, dirt, metal ions, chemicals and ultraviolet rays, keeping the colour pristine and stain-free.
The groundbreaking technology used in the RENOLIT ALKORPLAN XTREME membranes doesn’t just protect from the outside, but also protects the underside of the membrane against bacteria that can cause cracks or permanent stains in your swimming pool.
It isn’t just the right product to surpass the market’s most demanding technical requirements, it also has a line of intense, lasting colours that make sure your swimming pool stays looking stylish and doesn’t go out of fashion: Sahara, Blue Fresh, Azure, Silver, Volcano and Onyx.

Now that you have seen the models of the RENOLIT ALKORPLAN XTREME range you know it is the ideal option for building your new pool or for renovating it and that one of the benefits of using reinforced membrane as a liner for the pool shell is that it adapts to any surface and material.