Pool water colors

Pool water colors

Pool water colors

When we examine a glass of water, we can assure that the water color is completely clear. However, our pool water is determined by the exposure to sun light, the depth and the color of your pool lining.

 

In order to get the desired pool water color once it’s filled up, you’ll have to take into consideration not only the depth but also the shape, the surrounding and the orientation of your pool. There are numerous possible combinations to achieve certain effects, luster or shades.

Many factors have an effect on the water color and make it look different. This is due to how the light rays reflect on the bottom of the pool and travel back to the water surface. Depending on both the depth and the color of the RENOLIT ALKORPLAN onsite pool lining, the pool water color will look clearer or darker, with more or fewer light reflections.

One of the biggest advantages of RENOLIT ALKORPLAN onsite linings is that we can design the pool entirely according to our taste. This way it will perfectly fit in the overall picture of our house and garden. When we choose the right pool liner that matches our garden and our house walls, we’ll obtain a wonderful result. 

Which shades of color offers RENOLIT ALKORPLAN’S product range? 

RENOLIT ALKORPLAN2000 White, Light Grey and ALKORPLAN TOUCH Vanity 

You’ll get a whitish pool water with sparkling light reflections. The perfect color for those seeking an atmosphere of serenity, tidiness and purity. 

RENOLIT ALKORPLAN2000 WHITE

RENOLIT ALKORPLAN2000 LIGHT GREY

RENOLIT ALKORPLAN TOUCH VANITY

RENOLIT ALKORPLAN2000 Adriatic Blue & Light Blue, ALKORPLAN3000 Persia Blue & Mosaic and  ALKORPLAN TOUCH Sublime

This onsite linings give your pool water color a light blue shade, intense brightness and a freshness sensation.

RENOLIT ALKORPLAN2000 ADRIATIC BLUE

RENOLIT ALKORPLAN2000 LIGHT BLUE

RENOLIT ALKORPLAN3000 PERSIA BLUE

RENOLIT ALKORPLAN3000 MOSAIC

RENOLIT ALKORPLAN TOUCH SUBLIME

RENOLIT ALKORPLAN2000 Dark Grey, ALKORPLAN3000, ALKORPLAN XTREME Onyx & Volcano and ALKORPLAN TOUCH Elegance

Swim in shady, wild and mysterious water. Apart from the pool water color, it’s important to point out that dark pool liners help keep the water temperature warm.

RENOLIT ALKORPLAN2000 DARK GREY

RENOLIT ALKORPLAN3000 PERSIA BLACK

RENOLIT ALKORPLAN XTREME ONYX

RENOLIT ALKORPLAN XTREME VOLCANO

RENOLIT ALKORPLAN TOUCH ELEGANCE

RENOLIT ALKORPLAN2000 Caribean Green & Sand, ALKORPLAN3000 Persia Sand and ALKORPLAN TOUCH Authentic & Relax

That should be your choice if you wish turquoise pool water. This will take you to secluded beaches in the Caribbean without leaving your own garden.

RENOLIT ALKORPLAN2000 CARIBBEAN GREEN

RENOLIT ALKORPLAN2000 SAND

RENOLIT ALKORPLAN3000 PERSIA SAND

RENOLIT ALKORPLAN TOUCH AUTHENTIC

RENOLIT ALKORPLAN TOUCH RELAX

Even if you feel certain about the pool water color you want to have, please take the surrounding into consideration. What color should the pool deck be? What about the pool coping? What color matches the decor, plants and trees of your garden? What color matches best with my house? You should take these factors into consideration when choosing a color for your pool. 

If you don’t know how to obtain the desired water pool color please contact a reliable pool builder. They will help you choose the right RENOLIT ALKORPLAN reinforced pool liner in accordance with your taste. If you’d like to know who could build you a pool lined with RENOLIT ALKORPLAN in your area, please use the contact form.

Steel wall pools

Steel wall pools

Steel wall pools

 

When planning a new inground pool you will have to consider your options since there are several different types of swimming pool construction.

 

Steel wall pools are becoming a popular pool construction method because of its several advantages. These pools are halfway between concrete pools and prefabricated pools since the bottom is made of concrete and the walls of galvanised steel. Once the pieces have been assembled, the onsite lining with RENOLIT ALKORPLAN can take place.

 

Let’s have a look at the advantages of this panel-based pool building method!

  • Unlike prefabricated pools, there is free choice of shape and size since the panels can be adapted to every single project.
  • It has a more competitive price compared to concrete pools.
  • More installation accuracy than other construction techniques.
  • Less assembly time than other pool construction methods. The installation of a standard pool takes about 7 days including the excavation.
  • No crane is needed to lift the pool unlike fiberglass pools.
  • Because of their reduced weight, they are perfect for penthouses and flat roofs.

Many advantages indeed! Planning on building your own pool? Are you considering the pros and cons of a steel wall pool? Well, at least it’s worth to give it a thought. Meanwhile have a look at this video so that you can get the picture of how the it’s assembled.

We recommend you contacting a reliable pool builder who will help you with this important decision. If you’d like to know who could build you a pool lined with RENOLIT ALKORPLAN in your area, please use the contact form.

Pool orientation

Pool orientation

Pool orientation

 

In small gardens or backyards, we do not always have the opportunity to choose the location and orientation of our future pool. On the other hand, in many other cases the homeowner can choose among different places in order to build the leisure space.

 

When thinking about building a new pool many questions may arise regarding the pool orientation. Do I have to place it where there is more sunlight?  Should I keep it far away from trees and plants so that the leaves do not fall inside? Will my pool get dirtier if I do not consider the prevailing wind directions?

The correct answer is that both sun and wind are an important factor when selecting the perfect spot for your pool. So, it should be a sunny spot, far from trees and plants and facing towards the prevailing wind direction of the specific loaction.

Let the sunshine in!

Considering the amount of sunlight and shade is critical to choose your pool orientation. Not only should you consider how many hours of sunlight and at what time of the day but also how the house itself or the surrounding landscape elements will cast shadow onto the pool.

Do not forget that after or before diving into your pool, you will want to lie down on the pool deck in order to get a tan. So, try to get as much sunlight as posible. The colour and brightness of the water will also look differently. The less sun the pool gets, the less bright will its colour shine. If you have small children or a sensitive skin, you may also need to consider providing some shading with a sunshade or a pergola, for example.

Branches and leaves

Plants and trees are a fantastic element in any garden because they cool the environment, but when there is also a pool they can be hassle. Think about what kind of plantings you would like to have around your pool and choose the ones with the minimal leaf drop. This way you’ll have a low-maintenance relationship with your pool. Consulting a good landscape gardener will always be a good help.

Where to place the skimmers?

And last but not least, we have to think about where to place the skimmers because it will save us a lot of maintenance time. Skimmers helps to clean the pool water by capturing floating dirt such as flowers, leaves or dead insects. They should also face the predominating wind direction and the eye ball jets just in front of it. If it’s a rectangular pool, they should be placed on the small walls. This way we’ll keep dirt from building up on the corners of the bottom and on the floating line. Do not protect the skimmers from the wind!

We understand that sometimes there are limited options because of the existing building or the space available for the new pool.  Of course the optimal situation is when you are designing your new house and you can start the building of the pool from zero. Anyway, we recommend you contacting a reliable pool builder who will help you with this important decision.

If you’d like to know who could build you a pool lined with RENOLIT ALKORPLAN in your area, please use the contact form.

How to clean the pool after winter

How to clean the pool after winter

How to clean the pool after winter

 

Spring has finally arrived ! Days start getting longer and temperatures are more pleasant. Warm weather will soon be here. 

 

We look forward to buying sunscreen and to looking for our swimmsuit in the wardrobe. The first thing that we have to do before we can go bathing is to clean the pool after winter. We have to start thinking about getting our pool ready for summer when the outdoor temperature is about 20°C (68 °F). 

Another hint for timing the spring cleaning of your pool is when the water temperature is around 12°C (54 °F).  It depends on how sensitive to cold you are, but generally speaking, it’s then that it’s time to get the pool in operation again.

In case you don’t have time or you just don’t feel like doing it on your own, you can always commission a pool professional to clean the pool after winter. Pool professionals are either pool builders or gardeners with knowledge of swimming pools. Otherwise simply ask at your swimming pool supply store where you buy the pool chemicals and accessories. The last mentioned can clean your pool after winter for you or just give you some advice on how to do it because it’s quite easy.

When is my pool ready for swimming?

As aforementioned it’s time to get your pool ready for swimming when water reaches 12 °C (54 °F).

The pool needs to be prepared for winter when the water temperature is below 12 °C (54 °F). And at all events before freezing weather starts. The main steps are lowering the water level in the pool and shocking the pool with chlorine (chlorine level up to 0.8 mg/l). The filter system should run as long as possible. Afterwards remove the equipment from the pool and keep it in a dry place. Finally cover the pool with a winter cover.

If you prepared your pool for the hibernation correctly, then you’ll have to work less in spring in order to get it ready for summer.

You shouldn’t use your swimming pool during the hibernation. Even if the water level is below the skimmer level, the water quality isn’t safe for swimming. Never empty your pool during winter because it will prevent the foundation from getting damaged. Apart from this, water will protect your RENOLIT ALKORPLAN pool lining.

Steps to clean the pool after winter

1. Remove the winter cover

First of all remove the winter cover. Clean it by using a garden hose, let it dry and store it away in a dry place until the swim season is over. If you didn’t use a cover during winter, then the water will definitely be very dirty and you’ll have to clean the waterline properly.

2. Assemble the pool enclosure or pool blind

If you have a pool enclosure or a pool blind, now it’s time to clean it and to assemble it.

3. Completely drain the pool

This question always throws up controversy because many pool owners replace the pool water every 2 to 3 years. Water is after all a precious resource. Nonetheless, we recommend replacing the pool water after winter for hygiene and in order to spring-clean the pool liner.

4. Spring-clean the pool

Clean it immediately after draining it so that the dirt on the lining doesn’t get dry. With the aid of a garden hose gently scrub the walls. But not too vigorously, so that the reinforced pool membrane doesn’t get damaged. Lastly, rinse off with clear water.

5. Do not spray any pool algaecide

If any, only without copper. Elevated copper levels in water often cause discoloration on the lining.

6. Inspect the lighting, seals and filter
7. Fill the pool with fresh water

Close the drain valves (not the skimmer ones) and fill the pool with fresh water to the middle of the skimmer opening.

8. Turn the filter pump on

Clean the filter pump and turn it on when the water level has reached the middle of the skimmer.

9. Check the pH level

Check the pH level so that the pool chemicals perform in an optimal way. It should be around 7.2 -7.6. Use pH Minus or Plus to adjust the pH level.

10. Add the pool care products

In case you didn’t replace the pool water completely, it’s advisable to shock the pool to keep your chlorine level up and prevent algae growth.

That was it for „spring-cleaning the pool“. It wasn’t that bad after all, was it? So now your RENOLIT RENOLIT ALKORPLAN pool is ready for the summer. Download the checklist so that you don’t forget any important step before the swimming season starts. We wish you lots of swimming fun!

Pool prices in the internet

Pool prices in the internet

Pool prices in the internet

If you are desperately searching for pool prices in the internet, please be careful!  Do not trust the low prices that some websites announce.

 

Don’t forget that you will have to live with your pool for many years, many summers, many kids’ birthday parties and many family barbecues… So it’s a good idea to think long-term. Cheap pools are not a good investment. It’s better to rethink your budget and get the gorgeous pool you always dreamt about. Fair pool prices are arguable.

 

Things you’ll have to consider on your way to your dream pool.

 

How long does a pool take to build?

No one wants workers hanging around in their house for many weeks. Of course when you decide to build a pool, you want to have it as quick as possible. RENOLIT ALKORPLAN reinforced pool liner needs half the time of installation in comparison with other lining systems. And don’t forget that time is money!

Although we can’t give specific times because it will depend on other elements such as the excavation, plumbing or deck, just to give you a rough idea: a lining renovation of a 10 x 5 m pool takes only 4 days.

How to avoid future unpleasant surprises?

Pool leaks can be very frustrating for home owners and can result in serious damage to the surrounding property. RENOLIT ALKORPLAN guarantees 100% waterproofing for at least 10 years. Our reinforced membrane is made of 2 sheets of PVC-P laminated with a core of a polyester mesh, that provides great strength and durability.

How does the pool care look like?

Just a few basic maintenance steps and your RENOLIT ALKORPLAN pool will be in perfect condition for a long time. Your pool should be a pleasant experience, not a punishment.  We guarantee minimum maintenance.

 

How can I know what’s best for me?

Building a pool costs a large sum, so why not making it as personal as possible. Personalisation and flexibility should be taken into account when designing your pool. RENOLIT ALKORPLAN reinforced pool liners allow you to personalise your pool as you wish: a wide product range and endless possibilities of combining them.

Lack of inspiration? Check out our catalogue! If you’d like to know who could build you a pool lined with RENOLIT ALKORPLAN in your area, please use the contact form. And once more, when surfing the internet looking for pool prices, don’t let them pull the wool over your eyes!

Differences between reinforced pool liners

Differences between reinforced pool liners

Differences between reinforced pool liners. Not all are the same!

 

When a product is good there are always copycat businesses coming up. The inevitable happens, but there is no such thing as a free lunch. 

 

That a product looks like another one and that it sells at a lower price doesn’t mean that the quality is the same as the original one. There are indeed differences between reinforced pool liners. RENOLIT always has to deal with copycat businesses, but you shouldn’t let yourself be fooled. All products that take advantage of this successful situation do not have either the technical features characteristic of RENOLIT ALKORPLAN or its quality standards.

That means that once the “mirror” has been installed, it will deteriorate after a while, it will lose its colour and texture and will have to be replaced shortly after. That is without mentioning how annoyed the poor pool owner will be after realising the cheat.

How to detect it?

There are different ways of knowing whether the pool lining that is being installed is RENOLIT ALKORPLAN or not.

 

  • You get what you pay for. Price normally indicates whether the lining that’s being installed in your pool is good or not. As already pointed out here, there is no such thing as a free lunch.

  • Comparisons are odious. In both our blog and in the shops of our authorised pool builders there are catalogues, pictures and sample books of our real product so that you can touch it. It is good to compare what the installer is offering you with pictures of our product in order to make sure that the reinforced liner we are being offered is the original one.

  • Online presence. In our social media we provide comprehensive information on our product with pictures of pool projects from companies and customers, testimonial videos, tutorials and pieces of advice on RENOLIT ALKORPLAN reinforced membrane. Our online presence and transparency makes the difference in comparison with our competitors.

 

  • The back. Either if you are an installer or an end customer, when you receive our product please make sure that RENOLIT ALKORPLAN is printed on the back. This guarantees that it is indeed the original product with all its benefits.

Several advantages of our product ranges!

When you choose RENOLIT ALKORPLAN reinforced pool liner you enjoy several benefits.

  • First of all, all our ranges are coated with a protective lacquer which prevents the premature ageing of the liner. They are provided with great durability and thanks to their flexibility they can be installed on any shape or surface. They are durable, strong and beautiful.
  • Top-quality materials: Apart from the advantages of any RENOLIT ALKORPLAN product range, we have to mention that the manufacturing materials are of high quality. Before sending the reinforced pool liner to the installer we check and analyse it in order to guarantee an outstanding quality and 100% watertightness.
  • Guarantee: We look after our customers’ tranquility, so that they just have to care about enjoying their pool. In all our RENOLIT ALKORPLAN product ranges we guarantee and certify watertightness for at least 10 years.  In the case of RENOLIT ALKORPLAN XTREME, we offer 15 years waterproofing guarantee.

The peace of mind you are given when you know the benefits of our reinforced pool liner is priceless. Find out RENOLIT certified installers near you via our contact form. This way you’ll get the original product for your pool refurbishment or for your new pool as well as its correct installation.

RENOLIT ALKORPLAN XTREME Blue Fresh

RENOLIT ALKORPLAN XTREME Blue Fresh

RENOLIT ALKORPLAN XTREME Blue Fresh

Nothing is more resistant!

 

Our partner CLEVER PISCINE from Guanzate in the province of Como in Lombardy presents us this beautiful pool. A pool renovation in the sports centre Bluetime Nuoto; a pool of 20m x 8m x 1,35m where RENOLIT ALKORPLAN XTREME Blue Fresh has been installed.

In the middle of the green park of La Lura this public swimming pool hosts all sorts of courses: aqua gag (soft gymnastic exercises), aqua gym and aqua cycling, among others. That is why the reinforced liner XTREME Blue Fresh was suggested and chosen for this specific renovation project.  RENOLIT ALKORPLAN XTREME was the first chlorine-resistant reinforced membrane launched on the market, resistant even under extreme conditions. 

The colour of RENOLIT ALKORPLAN XTREME Blue Fresh makes the surrounding area of the pool and the other structural elements stand up. RENOLIT ALKORPLAN XTREME is suitable for indoor pools with high temperatures and a high number of bathers, for public swimming pools, for pools where aggressive chemical products are being used and also for pool renovations because of stains or discoloration. Nothing is more resistant than RENOLIT ALKORPLAN XTREME; available in 7 different colours.

What’s more, don’t think of RENOLIT ALKORPLAN XTREME as a reinforced pool liner only for public swimming pools. It’s also foreseen to be used in private pools since it’s ideal for anyone who wants to enjoy their pool rather than worry about its maintenance.

Are you proud of your swimming pool and you would like to show it to the rest of the world? Are you a pool builder with amazing projects made with RENOLIT ALKORPLAN reinforced pool liner? Then please contact us. We look forward to receiving your pictures!

The green lagoon of Portomaso residential complex

The green lagoon of Portomaso residential complex

The green lagoon of Portomaso residential complex

 

Portomaso is an exclusive beachfront residential area which covers 128,000 sqm, surrounded by a marina for yachts with 110 berths. A magnificent 1.6 km stretch of sea face.

Located in St. Julians on Malta, the project owners expected it to be one of the most renowned residencies in the Mediterranean… and indeed they made it! They have turned it into a first class project with high quality standards regarding real state in Malta. The green lagoon located in the middle of the complex is the perfect eye-catcher.  

The project includes the 5 star hotel Hilton Malta, a beach club, a health and leisure centre, an office building, a conference centre and several shops and restaurants. The star of the group of buildings is the central green lagoon, where ground floor residents have direct access to. This huge 6,000 m2 swimming pool has been lined with our reinforced membrane RENOLIT ALKORPLAN TOUCH RELAX green.

This reinforced pool liner was exclusively designed for this specific project. The owner of the building was looking for a green version of ALKORPLAN TOUCH. He didn’t want to give up the characteristics of a 3D print inspired by nature, but in a green version.

Both construction and installation were carried out by DOLPHIN POOLS, our distributor in Malta. It took almost two years from the start of the negotiations until the final definition of the project, including how our special TOUCH RELAX should look like for this luxury residential project. 

Likewise, a specific liquid PVC had to be developed in order to seal the seams in the same color of the reinforced membrane. The ALKORPLAN TOUCH pool liner was installed in stages and took approximately one month.

Are you working on a big pool project and you would like to give it a personal touch? First of all, please check out our product range. If you don’t find what you’re looking for, let’s talk it over!  

Beach entry pools

Beach entry pools

Beach entry pools

Discover a new concept for your swimming experience: recreate the beach in your pool.

 

The world of swimming pools is changing and leading us to new pool concepts such as beach entry pools. Also known as zero entry pools, instead of having steps there’s a slope that gradually enters into the water.

The main purpose is that the swimming pool looks like a natural beach. Some even add other elements like pebbles or real sand around the pool in order to increase this beach feeling. Decorating the garden with stones and leafy plants will make the whole landscape look like a real paradise. The idea is to recreate a natural space in a garden generating a great visual impact.

If you’re considering this kind of pool, please take into account that you’ll need a large area to build it on. Beach entry pools require much more space than a traditional pool because of the gradual slope. So, size matters in this case.

What are the advantages of a beach entry pool?

The main advantage of a beach entry pool is the accessibility. Children, elderly and people with disabilities find it easier to enter this kind of swimming pools. No more ladder or stairs!

Apart from this, the slope itself is a perfect spot to lay down and sunbathe. Shallower water gets warm faster.  

Which pool liner most closely resembles sand?

The ideal choice for a zero entry pool is RENOLIT ALKORPLAN TOUCH, specifically two designs:

 

  • Relax: its similarity to fine, beach sand makes it ideal for exotic atmospheres that will take you faraway. Dive into Caribbean-like crystal-clear waters with turquoise hues thanks to its soft, pleasant feel on your skin.
  • Sublime: with its rough, rocky surface it emulates fine travertine marble, its light tones also give the impression of a beach atmosphere. The perfect lining for trendy, modern pools.   

RENOLIT ALKORPLAN TOUCH is the first 3D reinforced liner with a 2 mm thickness, which makes it the most resistant liner in the market. The TOUCH range is available in 6 different colours that simulate natural elements in both colour and texture.

Both ALKORPLAN TOUCH Relax and Sublime are perfect to line a zero entry pool because of the color they confer to water, making it look like a seaside landscape. Apart from this, they have a non-slip finish, which is particularly appropriate for this kind of pool access. Any other pool liner wouldn’t guarantee the slip resistance. On the contrary, RENOLIT ALKORPLAN TOUCH are non-slip pool liners. This way you don’t have to worry about the safety at your pool.

Have you ever thought about building a beach entry pool in your backyard? The ideal solution fort he whole family which is both functional and ornamental all year long! So, what do you prefer: pool or beach? Or both?

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? 🙂