Tile pool repair

Tile pool repair

Tile pool repair

This cracked and leaking pool located in Marbella needed an urgent repair. Poor construction and ground movement were to blame.

The pool had cracked across the width and from the middle towards one corner, what caused water leaks in the structure.  When the structure is leaking, regrouting or replacing the glass mosaic tiles will not help since they are not waterproof. 

Traditional tile pool repair based on using repair mortar or filling the cracks with silicone does not prove successful in the long term. You have to deal with the underlying problem because if the ground moves slightly again, the crack will reopen.

Once a pool starts cracking, there is no turning back: it needs to be repaired quickly to prevent more damage in the structure itself or even in the surrounding area. Not only will the steel in the structure become exposed and will start to corrode, but also will the water running under the pool structure soften the ground. Thus, the problem will further aggravate.

To sum up, even though mosaic tiled pools are an absolute eye-catcher, this pool lining option implies a series of disadvantages including dirty grout lines, loose or broken tiles, cut feel and difficult maintenance. RENOLIT ALKORPLAN CERAMICS, on the other hand, requires low-maintenance, is easy to clean and provides the beautiful finish of tiled pools.

Piscina Liner are pool specialists in Andalusia and Algarve with many years of experience in repairing cracked and leaking pools. Whenever they deal with a tile pool repair where the customer does not want to give up this aesthetic finish, they recommend RENOLIT ALKORPLAN CERAMICS.

“No more loose tiles, sharp edges, leaks and difficult maintenance.”

Piscina Liner

Applying a RENOLIT ALKORPLAN reinforced membrane over the existing pool shell creates a barrier for the water and is guaranteed to be waterproof. In this specific case, the landlords chose the distinguished light grey ALKORPLAN CERAMICS Selene in order to undergo the tile pool repair. Pools do not always have to be blue! All the beauty of a tiled pool with none of the downsides of a tiled pool.

Pool lining for spas

Pool lining for spas

Pool lining for spas

Only pioneers dare to try new applications for already existing products. We are very thankful for the never-ending thirst for innovation of our customers.

Gleomar Piscinas, a swimming pool builder from Gran Canaria was commissioned to build the spa of the Hotel Bohemia Suites & Spa. In order to do so they tested for the first time RENOLIT ALKORPLAN TOUCH pool linings for spas not only on the basin but also on the adjacent walls and showers.

Many pool builders are sceptical about lining spas with on-site liners because of the high water temperatures. The pool builder form the Canary Islands was, in contrast, completeley convinced that RENOLIT ALKORPLAN TOUCH is a suitable pool lining for spas.

Both pool and whirlpool tub were lined with RENOLIT ALKORPLAN TOUCH Vanity whereas the walls were lined with TOUCH Elegance. The shower walls were also on-site lined. In order to guarantee the watertighness not only was the reinforced pool liner glued with dispersion adhesive  but also welded.

The outcome of this colour combination is impressive. 150 sqm of RENOLIT ALKORPLAN TOUCH Vanity and 24 sqm of ALKORPLAN TOUCH Elegance were needed in order to line the 50 cbm the spa takes up. 

Why should you choose ALKORPLAN TOUCH as your pool lining for spas?

2 mm thickness

Thanks to its 2 mm thickness, it is the most resistant on-site liner in the market and, thus, the perfect pool lining for spas.

10 years guarantee watertightness

RENOLIT ALKORPLAN on-site liners are not only a decorative element but also a long-lasting waterproofing lining system.

3D relief inspired by nature

Its original design makes each pool unique.

As many pool fittings as you want

Powerful massage jets and chairs surely provide relaxation, what in turn displays the versatility of reinforced membranes. You can install as many pool fittings as you want and wherever you want.  

Make yourself comfortable and look for a reliable pool builder who will help you repair your old spa or build a new one. If you are looking for a RENOLIT certified installer in your area, please contact us and we will help you find one.

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.

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.