Rooftop pools

Rooftop pools

Rooftop pools

When looking for a hotel in a big city for a summer city break, what is the first thing you think about? Exactly! A pool! Why don’t you think a bit further and ask for a hotel with a rooftop pool!?

 

You have been walking all day long, it is extremely hot and there are so many interesting sightseeing sites that you did not have the chance to stop for a short rest. The only thing that could save your day would be to take a swim in the rooftop pool of your hotel.

Imagine yourself in the rooftop pool holding a cocktail in your hand and enjoying the awesome view overlooking the city skyline. Does not it sound fantastic? What about a party at the rooftop terrace of your hotel that could end with a swim appreciating the view over the city?

What hotels have to take into consideration when planning a rooftop pool is that it must be 100% waterproof. Imagine the dramatic consequences a pool of these characteristics would have if it would start leaking water.

That is why so many hotels all over the world choose RENOLIT ALKORPLAN reinforced pool liners when deciding on a waterproofing system for their pool, regardless of whether it is a rooftop pool, an indoor pool or an outdoor pool.

Thanks to the RENOLIT ALKORPLAN on-site lining system hotels get not only guaranteed watertightness but also beautiful swimming pools. Have a look at our RENOLIT ALKORPLAN TOUCH range, a 3D pool liner inspired by nature. What about a pool liner that looks like ceramic tiles but with all the advantages that a reinforced membrane offer? That is RENOLIT ALKORPLAN CERAMICS.

No more cracks, no more water leaks, no more flaking paint! If you are looking for a RENOLIT certified installer in your area, please contact us and we will help you out to find one.

Panorama swimming pool in the Alps

Panorama swimming pool in the Alps

Panorama swimming pool in the Alps

The „Gruebi-Bad“ was inaugurated back in 1931. The hoteliers of Adelboden joined forces in order to build a 50m panorama swimming pool to seasonally adjust the tourism in this Swiss region. 

 

They commissioned the architect Beda Hefti in order to build this panorama swimming pool. He had already taken part in the construction of Alpine swimming pools in Interlaken and Gstaadt, and designed a functional, high-quality open-air swimming pool following a timeless style and fitting it into the hillside.

Today, almost 90 years later, and after a complete refurbishment, this panorama swimming pool looks like it used to be on its opening day in 1931. Nonetheless, in 2011 it was close to a shutdown because the citizens of Adelboden rejected the refurbishment project, but luckily another refurbishment proposal in 2016 was accepted.

 

 

The last refurbishment of the panorama swimming pool took place in 2004 and limited itself to reducing the size of the pool to 25m because of the landslide. Since then the „Gruebi-Bad” was just the half of what it originally was and both diving platform and band shell had been removed.

In 2018 the panorama swimming pool was closed in order to start the refurbishing. Taking into account that the whole facility is under a preservation order, the following refurbishment works took place:

  • Renovation of the sanitary facilities.
  • Adjustment of the swimming-pool technology.
  • Rebuilding the children’s pool to its original round form.
  • Pool basin extension to its original 50 m and repairing the wall cracks.
  • Pool relining with RENOLIT ALKORPLAN XTREME Silver by the Swiss on-site liner installer Kiwi GmbH.
  • Rebuilding of both diving platform and band shell.
  • Mounting a one-of-a-kind overflow gutter.

Taking into account that this panorama swimming pool is located on a landslide where there is danger of slipping and it moves every year downhill, the architects of Architekturbüro Akkurat Bauatelier had to come up with an ingenious idea to solve this construction challenge. The gutter watergate had to be adjustable, so that the water would uniformly drain in spite of the inclined location of the pool. 

The alignment with the original design from Beda Hefti has given back its genuine splendour to the Gruebi-Bad since it now corresponds to the original state from 1931 except for some small details. We wish lots of fun to all the citizens of Adelboden and visitors in this reopened swimming pool, which is by the way one of the few 50 m open-air swimming pools in the Swiss Alps.

Pool specialists in Andalusia and Algarve

Pool specialists in Andalusia and Algarve

Pool specialists in Andalusia and Algarve

Does your pool need a refurbishment? Would you like to build a pool in your holiday home in the south of Spain? Piscina Liner is exactly what you are looking for!

 

Piscina Liner are pool specialists in Andalusia and Algarve, although they carry out works throughout Spain and Portugal. They define themselves as Spain and Portugal’s premier swimming pool liner installation specialist. And indeed they are! We are so convinced of their RENOLIT ALKORPLAN pool liner installations that you’ll find several of their pools in our catalogues and websites.

They offer new builds and commercial applications, but have specialised in refurbishing leaking pools whether it be cracked pools or leaking prefabricated pools. A leaking pool structure not only costs thousands in water but also can do unknown damage to the pool structure or even buildings in the surrounding area.

RENOLIT ALKORPLAN on-site lining is the most highly cost effective and long lasting solution for leaking pools. Not only does it ensure a leak free pool, but also will your pool look gorgeous.

 

 

Among all the amazing projects Piscina Liner has carried out, that’s probably one of our favourite ones: the infinity pool refurbishment in Malaga with RENOLIT ALKORPLAN CERAMICS Selene and RENOLIT ALKORPLAN TOUCH Vanity for the steps. An amazing colour combination for your pool!

The 9x4x1.5 m swimming pool in Andalusia displayed the usual problems of tiled pools: the glass mosaic tiles were falling off and the pool structure was leaking. Apart from this, the overflow channel was too high, what hindered the sea views. An absolute no go! The pool reform involved rectifying the infinity pool overflow channel, changing the jets, drain and other fittings, smoothing the walls down and repairing the damaged area in order to install the RENOLIT ALKORPLAN CERAMICS Selene pool liner.

RENOLIT ALKORPLAN CERAMICS is the best solution for those who do not want to give up having a tiled pool in their garden without the high maintenance requirements it implies. It looks like ceramic tiles but with all the advantages that a reinforced pool liner offers.

Piscina Liner recommended installing RENOLIT ALKORPLAN CERAMICS in the pool shell, whose blue waters contrast well with both sky and ocean and RENOLIT ALKORPLAN TOUCH Vanity on the steps for a white marble finishing. A perfect solution in both technical and aesthetical terms.

 

 

Rely only on trusty pool builders such as Piscina Liner, the liner pool specialists in Andalusia and Algarve. Are you thinking about building a pool in your house or the one you have needs renovation? We help you find a RENOLIT ALKORPLAN certified installer. Please contact us by filling out this form.

Pool colour combination

Pool colour combination

Pool colour combination

When you decide to build a pool, anticipation is the highest form of joy! Some important decisions need to be made: where? how big? what pool colour?

As for the pool colour, it will have an impact on the whole picture. That’s why it’s so important to give some thought to the pool colour choice. The first question would be: should my pool be unicolour or preferably a colour combination?

31 colours are available in order to individually design your pool

RENOLIT ALKORPLAN provides you with 31 different colours and patterns. So now what? Which on site lining colour should I choose? Many pool owners think that one colour is enough. Others prefer being creative and choose a pool colour combination.

Our product range is made of 5 different product tyes. All of them with 10 years watertightness guarantee; and ALKORPLAN XTREME even 15!

RENOLIT ALKORPLAN CERAMICS ETNA

RENOLIT ALKORPLAN XTREME Blue Fresh

  • RENOLIT ALKORPLAN2000: 1.5 mm single colour reinforced pool liners with lacquer protection. Available in 7 different attractive colours.
  • RENOLIT ALKORPLAN3000: 1.5 mm printed and double-lacquered on site lining. Available in 7 different exclusive designs.
  • RENOLIT ALKORPLAN XTREME: 1.5 mm single colour on site lining with an extended colour, stain and watertightness warranty. Specially recommended for problematic pools or for pools with a large number of bathers due to its high resistance. 
  • RENOLIT ALKORPLAN TOUCH: 2 mm reinforced on site lining, printed and with relief, inspired by nature.
  • RENOLIT ALKORPLAN CERAMICS: 2mm pool lining with the relief and appearance of ceramic mosaic inspired by Greek mythology.

Pool colour combination. How does it work?

RENOLIT ALKORPLAN pool linig is supplied in rolls and it’s the pool builder or installer who cuts the reinforced membrane and welds it on site according to your pool dimensions and form.

This type of pool lining is thus custom-made. The customer can choose among different patterns and combine them as she or he wishes in order to create a unique swimming pool. Often the steps colour is different from the walls or the bottom colour. This way the steps are more visible and it makes the access to the pool easier.  

Both RENOLIT ALKORPLAN TOUCH and CERAMICS are frequently used for this purpose because of their one-of-a-kind 2 mm thickness, slip resistance and 3D-effect. A particular way of pool colour combination is to line the steps 4 cm over the edge. That way it will look like natural stone.

Don’t put limits to your creativity! It’s a common practice in both wellness centers and modern bathrooms. If you also line the bottom of your pool with another pool liner colour you’ll create more depth.

Thanks to RENOLIT ALKORPLAN TOUCH you bring the natural stone effect from the surroundings into your pool and have also the advantage of using the robotic pool cleaner not that often.

ALKORPLAN2000 WHITE + ALKORPLAN TOUCH PRESTIGE

ALKORPLAN2000 WHITE + ALKORPLAN TOUCH PRESTIGE

ALKORPLAN2000 WHITE + ALKORPLAN TOUCH PRESTIGE

There are hundreds of different pool colour combinations and there’s no accounting for taste. Nonetheless, there are a few points to take into account when choosing the colour of your pool lining.

Temperature
Darker colours absorb more heat. The water temperature between a lighter and a darker on site lining fluctuates between 1 to 2 degrees.

The pool water colour
Depending on the exposure to sun light and the depth, the pool water colour will be mainly determined by the colour of your pool lining: clear water, light blue shades, wild and mysterious pool water, turquoise water… And of course when combining different pool lining colours, you’ll obtain different pool water colours in the same pool.

House and garden
How does your house look like? And your garden? What kind of pool deck do you have? You have to take into consideration the surroundings when choosing the best colour for your pool.

Take a look at some examples of pool colour combinations and if you are still a sea of doubts, then it’s time to get in touch with a professional pool builder.

ALKORPLAN TOUCH ELEGANCE + VANITY

ALKORPLAN XTREME SILVER + ALKORPLAN TOUCH PRESTIGE

ALKORPLAN TOUCH VANITY + PRESTIGE

ALKORPLAN CERAMICS ETNA + ALKORPLAN TOUCH PRESTIGE

ALKORPLAN2000 SAND + ALKORPLAN TOUCH AUTHENTIC

Pool leaks

Pool leaks

Pool leaks

“My pool is leaking!”. Pool leaks are one of the biggest concerns of any pool owner. Actually we do understand why it’s so scary. Let’s do some maths!

How do you calculate the water loss per day in a pool?

Kerry and John have a 10 x 5 metre pool with a 1.5 m, depth. How much water does the pool hold? If the pool loses 2 cm per day, how much water does the pool lose each day?

 Pool water volume calculation 

length x width x depth = 10 x 5 x 1.5 = 75 cubic meters of water.

That’s to say 75,000 litres.

Calculating the pool water loss per day because of a leak

length x width x water loss (mm) = 10 x 5 x 0.02 = 1 cubic meter of water

That’s to say 1,000 litres per day! 😱😱😱

A leak in a 10 x 5 m pool, where the water loss is only 2 cm equals to a daily water loss of 1,000 litres, that’s to say…

Launderings

Showers

Baths

Types of pool leaks

  • caused by damaged pool equipment, whose detection is easy by performing a plumbing pressure test
  • or leaks in the pool shell, which are harder to find.

Consequences of pool leaks

an economic cost

an environmental impact

if the pool leak doesn’t get solved it could result in serious damage to the surrounding areas and structures

RENOLIT ALKORPLAN guarantees watertight swimming pools

RENOLIT ALKORPLAN on site lining  (1.5 or 2 mm thick) is the perfect solution to refurbish all types of pools. Moreover, when resurfacing a pool with on site lining you keep most of the existing structure, what will save you a lot of money.

The reinforced PVC liner RENOLIT ALKORPLAN guarantees watertightness and gives your pool a chance of a second life. It’s available in 31 different colours and textures, so without a doubt you’ll find the most suitable one for your pool. Stop worrying about pool leaks. You deserve to devote yourself only to enjoy it.

Pool types

Let’s have a look on the weeknesses each pool type has regarding water tightness.

  • Tiled pools require high-maintenance. When grout lines wash out or ceramic tiles get detached, it can lead to pool leaks.
  • Fiberglass pools (one-piece pools) are also keen to have leaks because of cracks. During its manufacture, air bubbles can remain between the coatings and when it’s filled up, the stress caused to the shell can cause cracks. These pool leaks aren’t easy to find.
  • Concrete pools may have cracks due to foundation or ground movements or big temperature differences.

All RENOLIT ALKORPLAN on site liners are 100% watertight with a written guarantee for 10 years. Year after year owners of all types of leaking pools contact us in order to get on site lining RENOLIT ALKORPLAN installed. A qualified pool professional can help you out. You don’t know any reliable pool professional in your home area? Then contact us via this contact formular and will help you find one.

Reinventing tiled pools

Reinventing tiled pools

Reinventing tiled pools

Tiled pools are an absolute eye-catcher. Without a doubt! Nonetheless, not always feasible depending on the latitude.

Tiled pools are very popular in Mediterranean countries such as Spain and Portugal. This predilection for ceramic tiles is probably part of the heritage 700 years of Muslim domain left in the Iberian peninsula. It all happened though a few centuries ago and times change.

Even if tiled pools are a fancy pool lining option, they imply a few disadvantages. Regarding maintenance, ceramic tiles are a high-maintenance product. Not only become grout lines dirty easily but also they are prone to algae once they are washed out. Pool linings on the other hand require low-maintenance and are easy to clean.

Another disadvantage tiled pools have are detached ceramic tiles. Is there a crack in the pool? Then it isn’t watertight anymore. Furthermore, mosaic tiles that fall off can be dangerous for bathers because they can cut their feet when passing by.

Do you still want to have the aesthetics of a tiled pool in your garden? We have the solution for you! RENOLIT ALKORPLAN CERAMICS is a slip-resistant, 2 mm thick on site lining with the aesthetics of the ancient temples of classical Greece. It looks like ceramic tiles but with all the advantages that a reinforced membrane offers.

RENOLIT ALKORPLAN CERAMICS Selene

RENOLIT ALKORPLAN CERAMICS Selene

RENOLIT ALKORPLAN CERAMICS Etna

RENOLIT ALKORPLAN CERAMICS Etna

RENOLIT ALKORPLAN CERAMICS Atenea

RENOLIT ALKORPLAN CERAMICS Atenea

A difficult decision? Not really! You have to adapt your pool to the surrounding or you go by the desired pool water colour. A qualified pool professional can help you out. You don’t know any reliable pool professional in your home area? Then contact us via this contact formular and will help you find one.

Tenerife Europool: pool builder in Tenerife

Tenerife Europool: pool builder in Tenerife

Tenerife Europool: pool builder in Tenerife

Are you looking for a company to build your swimming pool in Tenerife? Tenerife Europool is a safe bet!

With 20 years of experience and in continuous development, Tenerife Europool is a company specialised in pool installation and maintenance. This pool constructor based in the south of Tenerife, but operating all over the Canary Islands, clearly relys on quality and innovation. Therefore, specially trusts RENOLIT ALKORPLAN pool liners for lining their pools.

“The PVC reinforced liner, also known as on-site lining, when installed by a qualified professional, is not only the best option but also in many cases the only one in order to get a 100% watertight pool. So much so that architecht’s offices don’t take the risk with critical pools because of their size or location. They have found the perfect ally for their projects. The PVC pool liner is the appropriate material for refurbishments and renovations of old pools with leaks because it guarantees 100% watertightness.”

Tenerife Europool

Among the most recent achievements of this pool builder in Tenerife, the bsw-award is worth mentioning. They received the bronze award in the category of “Private Outdoor Pool – Standard” for a pool lined with RENOLIT ALKORPLAN TOUCH Prestige located in a breathtaking setting. 

The bsw is the German Federal Swimming Pool and Wellness Association and annually awards the most beautiful pools with what is known as “the Oscars of the pool industry”. More than 300 applicants from seven countries took part in the last edition. It’s definitely an arduous mission for the independent jury of experts that every year has to choose the best projects among all candidates.

“A very successful project that skilfully incorporates the mountain view. The earthy colours are in balance and the combination of concrete and wood is very convincing. The straight-lines of the space caters for openness and an inviting atmosphere. The design is restricted to the essentials, what results in a charming puristic pool facing a gorgeous landscape.”

bsw awards jury

Furthermore, Tenerife Europool is celebrating the opening of a new shop of 150 m2 in El Galeón (Adeje) and a permanent showroom in Las Chafiras. This last project is located at the Canary Global Services and gathers 6 related companies in a 800 m2 surface with the purpose of making their products known to anyone interested in gardening and decoration. In the showroom, which opens from 8 am to 8 pm, you’ll find garden furniture, modular homes and a fabulous pool lined with RENOLIT ALKORPLAN TOUCH Elegance.

“The process of building a pool should be painless and fun. We speak your language so that communication isn’t a problem. Throughout the Canary Islands, we are always available to cater to your needs”.

Peter Stewart Collins, a Brit expat living on Tenerife

Sales and Administration, Tenerife Europool

Make sure that you get a perfect finishing and a flawless after-sales service for your pool. Rely only on trusty pool constructors such as Tenerife Europool. Are you thinking about building a pool in your house or the one you have needs renovation? We help you find a RENOLIT ALKORPLAN certified installer. Please contact us by filling out this form.

Tenerife Europool
Ph: +34 922 74 04 03 
E-mail: admin@tenerifeeuropool.com

Calle La Borda, Edificio Amanecer
El Galeón. Adeje.
Santa Cruz de Tenerife

C/ Agustín Millares, 16B
Armeñime, Adeje, 38670, Sta. Cruz de Tenerife

Canary Global Services
Avenida TenBel 43, Polígono Las Chafiras
Santa Cruz de Tenerife

andBeyond safari lodges

andBeyond safari lodges

andBeyond safari lodges

South Africa is unquestionably one of the top tourist destinations around the world and sleeping in a safari lodge in a nature reserve belongs to the to-do list of any nature lover.

„Care of the Land, Care of the Wildlife, Care of the People“. These are the core values of andBeyond. Not only do they design personalised high-end tours in Africa, Asia and South America, but also they own 29 extraordinary safari lodges and camps focusing on natural luxury.

Thanks to Specialized Coating Systems (Pty) Ltd, we are part of this amazing project since two of the andBeyond safari lodges include pools lined with RENOLIT ALKORPLAN TOUCH Prestige. They definitely couldn’t have chosen a better lining option because this reinforced pool liner has exclusive 3D designs and prints and is inspired by nature.

Both &Beyond Tengile River Lodge and &Beyond Phinda Homestead are perfectly situated to showcase the very best of Africa’s wildlife. The rock paradise evoked by RENOLIT ALKORPLAN TOUCH Prestige perfectly fusions into this iconic safari setting. Gorgeous landscapes deserve simple but elegant pools.

 

 

 

 

The nine secluded suites of &Beyond Tengile River Lodge holds an idyllic private position in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve ensuring magnificent views of the Sand River. An environmentally conscious natural design where earthy textured materials mirror the beauty of the outdoors creating minimal impact on this magnificent setting. Have you ever dreamt of sighting one of the “Big Five” from a swimming pool? Your dream has become a reality. 🙂

&Beyond Phinda Homestead is a sole-use safari villa for families or groups that seamlessly blends into the natural surroundings. The lodge’s living areas open out onto sun decks and a sparkling swimming pool where you can have spectacular close encounters and breathtaking spottings of African wildlife.

Take a break from your South African adventures and cool off in one of the andBeyond pools overlooking the savannah.

Specialized Coating Systems (Pty) Ltd: RENOLIT’s partner in South Africa

Specialized Coating Systems (Pty) Ltd: RENOLIT’s partner in South Africa

Specialized Coating Systems: RENOLIT’s partner in South Africa

Specialized Coating Systems (Pty) Ltd is a South African paint manufacturer that focuses on providing quality and high performance coating systems & equipment for construction, industrial + protective & wood finish applications.

Part of their mission statement is to ascribe to the philosophy of product excellence through professional & consistent manufacturing capabilities by adhering to sound & achievable quality control measures and to continuously invest in R & D so that they are always offering the market the most up to date global technology. That’s why RENOLIT couldn’t dream of a better partner in South Africa.

Under the sport surfaces division, Specialized Coating Systems proudly presents RENOLIT ALKORPLAN reinforced pool membranes. An on-site lining system for pools that stands out because of its attractive appearance, reasonable price, fast and easy installation and absolute water-tightness, guaranteed for 10 years.

Specialized Coating Systems always takes part in the most important trade fairs and shows in Africa such as Design Joburg 2019, which took place in Johannesburg from May 24 to May 26, 2019 at the Sandton Convention Centre. The Design Joburg Exhibition is Gauteng’s premier, contemporary and decorative design show.

A show for exceptional design, quality and inspiration where there is a perfect mix of longstanding local favourites, new innovators and emerging talent. The show is aimed at a unique audience of high end consumers as well as architects, designers, specifiers, developers and multinational companies looking to source directly for their latest projects.

Specialized Coating Systems‘ booth was the perfect showcase for RENOLIT ALKORPLAN TOUCH: the only 2 mm thick pool liner with exclusive 3D designs and prints, inspired by nature. Even though the space was quite small, they managed to display in a beautiful way the reinforced pool liners including a small pool staircase lined with RENOLIT ALKORPLAN Ceramics.

Do you want to meet RENOLIT‘s partner in South Africa in person? You’ll have the opportunity to see them at Totally Concrete where they are showcasing solutions for construction, waterproofing, floors, road marking and architectural coatings. Totally Concrete takes place alongside the African Construction Expo at the Gallagher Convention Centre from June 11 to June 13, 2019 in Midrand, South Africa.

RENOLIT ALKORPLAN Pool Felt Underlay

RENOLIT ALKORPLAN Pool Felt Underlay

RENOLIT ALKORPLAN Pool Felt Underlay

Everything you need to know about the original blue pool geotextile!

Pool felt underlay, also known as pool geotextile is a technical term that we frequently use when talking about pool lining or pool refurbishment. But what is it exactly? What are the advantages of using a pool felt underlay in combination with RENOLIT ALKORPLAN onsite lining?

What are the advantages of RENOLIT ALKORPLAN Pool Felt Underlay?

This pool felt underlay is a blue non-woven fabric which has undergone a fungicide treatment. This felt is installed directly on the walls and the bottom of the pool before the on-site lining takes place. It’s made of  400 g polypropylene fibres with fungicide treatment, which avoids the proliferation of fungi and algae. Apart from this, natural antibacteria addivites made of metal ions take care of an ongoing antibacterial effect.

True beauty is inside

Even though the pool felt underlay is only visible during the installation of the pool liner because this last one covers it completely, pools are equipped with this non-woven fabric. It’s important to install geotextile fabric when on-site lining is carried out.

In case of butt welding, installing pool felt underlay is unavoidable. Even if one of its main purposes is to avoid stain formation thanks to its fungicide treatment, using RENOLIT ALKORPLAN geotextile has also an aesthetic purpose. The result is a completely smooth surface because the felt underlay levels any small irregularities of the ground out.

Much more comfortable feel for bathers

Taking into account that we go swimming barefoot, we shouldn’t forget our feet. Why not to give your feet a treat? RENOLIT ALKORPLAN Geotextile makes the bathers steps more comfortable.

Keep the cold away

As soon as it gets warm we want our pool water temperature to be perfect, that’s to say: not too warm, not too cold. Thanks to the 400 g densitiy of the pool felt underlay, it functions as an insulating material and stores heat for a longer period of time, whereby up to 2 ºC more can be reached.

Does your pool need refurbishment? Would like to build a pool in your garden? Do not forget to ask for the unique antibacterial pool felt underlay: the only light blue one labelled with the trademark RENOLIT ALKORPLAN. It will upgrade your swimming pool in many aspects.

Do you know a RENOLIT ALKPORPLAN approved installer? If not, please contact us and we’ll help you find one in your area.