Let’s talk about one of the most common worries for all pool owners: LEAKS!
RENOLIT ALKORPLAN guarantees complete impermeability of its reinforced membranes for 10 years, in writing. Did you know that, every year, many owners of pools built with finishing techniques other than our reinforced membranes contact us or our certified installers to definitively solve the impermeability problems of their pools? Pool infiltrations appear when the impermeability is not guaranteed.
RENOLIT ALKORPLAN is the guaranteed waterproofing for pools
The RENOLIT ALKORPLAN reinforced membrane (membrane 150/100) is the perfect solution for renovating all kinds of pools. The reform of a pool with the reinforced membrane also enables the existing structure to be reused to the maximum without having to make radical changes and allowing great savings. Pool leaks entail an economic cost, a correlative environmental impact in the water consumption and, above all, not solving the causes of the infiltration problems in a pool can cause serious deterioration of the structure and the underlying parts.
Cause of infiltrations in pools:
The origin of leaks in a pool can be discovered in the following way:
– If they are in the hydraulic installation it is very easy to detect them by simply building up the pressure in the installation.
– If they are in the shell, they are much more difficult to identify. To discover a leak, a test must be done putting the installation under pressure.
The construction systems are different, each one with its own peculiarities and specific guarantees; it is necessary to assess not only what the builder offers, but also the characteristics of the product itself.
Below is a summary of the most used structures on the market.
- Reinforced concrete pool
This is completely made from reinforced concrete; the bottom and walls are concrete. It guarantees great solidity, but it must be made extremely carefully, its perfection depends a lot of the builder’s experience. The reinforced concrete structure allows any shape to be made and takes all kinds of finishes. The time and costs are generally high compared to other systems. The builder gives the guarantee.
- Pools with metal panels
This type of pool is made preparing the bottom and the panels are mounted around its perimeter, which can be from different types of metal. Assembly is quick and easy and creates an ideal structure for using the RENOLIT ALKORPLAN liner immediately. Panels can be transported and assembled easily and are supported by pressure-moulded metal buttresses that give the structure resistance to the hydrostatic pressure of the water and the surrounding land. The panels have an optimum price-quality ratio which can vary depending on the metal used: galvanised sheet, aluminium and stainless steel alloy (the last being very resistant to corrosion). Guarantees for the panels vary between 10 and 30 years.
- Pool with polystyrene enclosures
This structure is also defined as disposable.
This is made with hollow blocks of high-density polystyrene that, supported on the concrete base form the perimeter wall of the shell. Of fast execution, after installing them they are reinforced with steel bars and, next, are filled with concrete and so the pool will look like that of reinforced concrete. Expanded polystyrene (EPS), being insulating, maintains the temperature of the water for a long time. The internal walls are levelled out or protected with a smooth mat enabling the application of the RENOLIT ALKORPLAN liner. Panel guarantees (being a product that will get damaged over time) must be checked with the supplier.
The range of RENOLIT ALKORPLAN reinforced PVC guarantees impermeability and can give your pool a second life, offering different colours, designs and textures that spruce up the pool. Get rid of your fear of infiltrations and begin again with complete lasting certainty like day one!
You have chosen a product from the RENOLIT ALKORPLAN range and your pool is beautiful, but now, having filled it up, it is time to deal with water treatment. When the water is perfectly treated, not only does it look good, but it is also healthy and safe. So, what do you have to do?
First, obviously, the installation and correct sizing of all the parts is very important. In an efficient installation, all the pool water circulates in very little time, a maximum of 5 hours. If this is not the case, we suggest making the relevant changes. But meeting this requirement does not guarantee that the water is perfect, both aesthetically and bacteriologically, it is also necessary to periodically check the pH value and use water from the aqueduct to fill it up.
It is essential to carry out constant and necessary treatment to avoid the formation of bacteria, microorganisms and algae that could lead to having to treat the water with massive amounts of expensive chemical products. The ideal pH value is more or less 7. If it is lower, it means the water is too acidic and can corrode the metal parts and look for basic elements to regulate itself. If the value is higher, the water is called basic and offers ideal conditions for developing algae, microorganisms and chalky formations. It will also look murky and not transparent. If the pH value is too high we have basic water and to recover it we use pH Minus, an acidic product; however, to make the water less acidic, a basic product is used called pH Plus. For normal water treatment Trichloroisocyanuric acid is used, generally in tablets, free chlorine must have a value between 0.6 and 1.5 ppm. The acid tablets are placed in the Skimmer or in friction dissolving devices. With an electrolysis system, we recommend an automatic method with probes, less maintenance needs and more time for you.
One of the natural properties of chlorine is to dissolve: it tends to oxidize converting the organic substances in the water into chlorides which the ultraviolet rays of the sun destroy. To limit the reaction caused by the UV, cyanuric acid is added that, as well as protecting the chlorine from the ultraviolet rays, it captures the excess chlorine to later release it little by little when necessary.