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.

Swimming pools with sand

Swimming pools with sand

Swimming Pools with sand

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

The swimming pool field is changing. So much so that market innovations have allowed us to move away from conventionalism and create new trends that have led to new pool concepts.

Swimming pools with sand are new pools that recreate beach scenes. By nature, they are totally free and customised spaces as there are endless shapes, depths, designs and decorations that can be applied to swimming pools with sand.

Their main characteristic is the need for a large area of land to locate the pool on as the idea is to recreate a nature space in the garden that causes great visual impact and looks like a beach scene.

The space can be customised to the utmost with decorative garden items, such as stones and a variety of plants that allow us to recreate rivers and waterfalls.

One element that is common to swimming pools with sand but totally different to conventional pools is the access, which is normally via a ramp.

The ideal finish for a swimming pool with sand is from the RENOLIT ALKORPLAN TOUCH range, specifically two designs:

  • Relax – with a colour similar to fine, beach sand, it is ideal for exotic atmospheres that transport you to faraway, Caribbean beaches with crystal-clear, turquoise hues.
  • Sublime – although it emulates fine travertine marble, its light tones may also give the impression of a beach atmosphere. It is the perfect lining for trendy, modern pools.

RENOLIT ALKORPLAN TOUCH is the first reinforced membrane 3d to line swimming pools Inspired by nature

In addition to different elegant designs, TOUCH reinforced liners are distinguished by a thickness of 2mm, which makes it currently the most resistant liner on the market. But the factor that makes the TOUCH range a unique product is that each of the 6 colours incorporate a relief to simulate the different elements of nature that they represent.

In the case of the two colours we mentioned above, if we focus on touch and we feel the TOUCH Sublime liner, we will notice a rough, rocky surface that immediately reminds us of touching marble.  When we touch the TOUCH Relax liner, it will transport us to fine sand beaches due to the soft, pleasant feel on our skin.

The two models of reinforced liner are designs that combine to perfection to line sandy swimming pools and give a greenish hue to the water because of the reflection of sunlight, evoking beach scenery.

RENOLIT ALKORPLAN TOUCH is the first reinforced membrane 3d to line swimming pools Inspired by nature

Build a sandy swimming pool and it will be a totally functional and decorative unit all year round that is unique and perfect for the whole family —in addition to being a source of well-being— because of its size.

Which do you prefer – the pool or the beach?

RENOLIT ALKORPLAN TOUCH, inspired by nature

RENOLIT ALKORPLAN TOUCH, inspired by nature

RENOLIT ALKORPLAN TOUCH, 3D pool liners inspired by nature

RENOLIT ALKORPLAN TOUCH is the new 2mm reinforced membrane by ALKORPLAN. Thanks to its technical qualities and attractive designs, it has become the strongest, most durable and resistant lining on the market.

TOUCH complements the range of RENOLIT ALKORPLAN liners, which have become the most widely used lining for pools in the world.

The big difference between the RENOLIT ALKORPLAN TOUCH reinforced liner and the other reinforced liners on the market is its thickness. The normal thickness of reinforced lining is 1.5 mm whereas RENOLIT ALKORPLAN TOUCH is the first 2mm reinforced liner, which gives it greater resistance and durability.

The RENOLIT ALKORPLAN TOUCH liner revolutionises the market for pool lining, made up of two flexible sheets of PVC fused and totally waterproof, it doubly guarantees no water loss. But, in addition, these two sheets are reinforced on the inside with a mesh of highly resistant polyester, which acts like a spine and makes the reinforced liner a robust product with great mechanical resistance.

The special thickness of RENOLIT ALKORPLAN TOUCH allows its designs to have relief and provides an exceptional and pleasant touch. The six models add personality to any pool and allow you to create unique, personal spaces in your garden.

RENOLIT ALKORPLAN TOUCH designs are inspired by nature and each of them is designed to line pools forming part of different atmospheres:

Authentic
ideal for lining pools in natural, rustic surroundings with pebbles or lots of greenery. Country pools with the texture of clay or sandstone.

Vanity 
for spectacular, ostentatious pools whose uniqueness stimulates the vanity of their owners in the face of their neighbours.

Relax
with a colour similar to fine, beach sand, it is ideal for exotic atmospheres that transport you to faraway, Caribbean beaches with crystal-clear, turquoise hues.

Sublime
emulates fine travertine marble and is the perfect lining for trendy, modern pools.

Elegance
with elegant, dark veins like those in slate, it is the lining for cosmopolitan pools, turning the water a deep blue colour that is captivating from the very start

Prestige
pools that evoke a paradise of volcanic rock, especially designed for minimalist, designer environments.

RENOLIT ALKORPLAN TOUCH installation

To install RENOLIT ALKORPLAN TOUCH reinforced membrane, you must first condition the pool following these steps:

  • Adapt the basin to check the condition of the pool equipment, repair cracks and clean impurities from the walls and bottom.
  • Disinfect the basin to make sure there are no remains of organic matter.
  • Attach the fixtures to the basin.
  • Place the geotextile on the wall and floor. Thanks to its fungicide treatment, it prevents the proliferation of fungi between the reinforced lining and the basin, in addition to helping conceal any possible irregularities in the basin.
  • Place and weld the reinforced liner using heat sealing, which must always be done by a professional authorised by RENOLIT ALKORPLAN.

As RENOLIT ALKORPLAN TOUCH is a 2mm liner, we recommend edge-to-edge welding to avoid the bump that would be caused by traditional overlapping, as the thickness is much more evident than with normal lining.

The aim of edge-to-edge welding is to achieve a better aesthetic finish as, if it is done correctly, the welding will be invisible and you may not even always need to use liquid PVC to seal it. That is why it is recommendable —although not compulsory— especially on the bottom as that is where welding is more visible.

To make the bottom completely flat when welding edge to edge, you should use the RENOLIT ALKORPLAN fungicide geotextile and the edge-to-edge welding strip.

–          RENOLIT ALKORPLAN fungicide geotextile

It is used as protective layer between the RENOLIT ALKORPLAN lining and the pool surface to prevent the proliferation of bacteria, fungus and microorganisms and conceal any irregular surfaces that the pool may have before the lining is applied. It also provides a much more pleasant sensation for the bather when walking over the lining. We recommend applying it under all types of RENOLIT ALKORPLAN reinforced lining.

–          Edge-to-edge welding strip

A base strip that is used under edge-to-edge welding. It should be used with geotextile on pool bottoms to compensate for the bump from the strip next to joints and to provide the bather with a more pleasant sensation when stepping on the bottom.

Once you have welded all of the pool liners, we recommend using RENOLIT ALKORPLAN TOUCH joint sealer – a specific liquid PVC for finishing welding, whether overlapping or edge-to-edge. Its colour, texture and composition mean it combines perfectly with RENOLIT ALKORPLAN TOUCH liners and its improved formula makes it very resistant to the passage of time and decoration.

See how pools lined with RENOLIT ALKORPLAN TOUCH reinforced liners look and line your pool with the best lining on the market.

More information:
http://www.renolit-alkorplan-touch.com