The new glue for expanded polystyrene specific for pools

The new glue for expanded polystyrene specific for pools

The new glue for expanded polystyrene specific for pools

Nowadays there are new pool building techniques, which are simpler and quicker and that do not require a construction work. The latest trend in pool construction are the pools made of expanded polystyrene or EPS.

The use of polystyrene blocks or EPS filled with reinforced concrete has become widespread in the construction industry because it lightens certain building structures. But it is particularly in the pool building sector that it offers the most benefits in terms of endurance and construction speed.

It is very often the chosen material in multi-storey buildings where weight plays a major role in the construction. Furthermore, because of its high isulation value, this material gives a complete termal isulation. Thus, it should be noted that building a swimming pool using expanded polystyrene blocks is not only a more affordable alternative but also more energy efficient thanks to low running costs.

Apart from this, it is worth mentioning that expanded polystyrene or EPS avoids the growth of bacteria and fungi making it an ideal material for pool construction. Moreover this material is used not only for leveling the pool, but also for building steps or seats.

Expanded polystyrene blocks are lighter, cleaner and quicker to install than traditional bricks forming any boundary and shape of your pool design. Afterwards, only the installation of a RENOLIT ALKORPLAN on-site liner will be necessary in order to waterproof the swimming pool, thus saving the construction time of your pool.

For all that, RENOLIT has launched on the market the new RENOLIT ALKORGLUE zero solvents for geotextile fleece, which is specifically designed for not damaging the expanded polystyrene blocks used in the pool construction industry.

Thanks to the fact that it is solvent-free, not only is it not aggressive to the polystyrene blocks used for building swimming pools but it is also ideal for fixing RENOLIT ALKORPLAN fungicide pool felt underlay before installing RENOLIT ALKORPLAN reinforced membrane, the ultimate on-site pool liner.

Since the drying time is more than half an hour, small mistakes, which may occur when placing the pool felt underlay, can be corrected immediately without damaging it.

The RENOLIT ALKORPLAN pool felt underlay is a blue non-woven fabric of 400 g polypropylene fibres, which have undergone a fungicide treatment in order to avoid the proliferation of fungi and algae. This felt is installed directly on the walls and the bottom of the pool before the on-site lining takes place, and among other purposes, it helps make the bathers steps more comfortable.

In case the chosen pattern is RENOLIT ALKORPLAN TOUCH and butt welding must be carried out on the floor, 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. It is thus the right partner for pool refurbishments and renovations.

The new RENOLIT ALKORGLUE Zero Solvents glue is non-flammable and can be applied either wet, semi-wet or as contact glue. It should be applied with a spatula, serrated depending on the surface. No mixing is necessary. Since it is slow-drying, by applying pressure with a roller any grooves or air pockets will be removed. Stains or traces of wet RENOLIT ALKORGLUE Zero Solvents can be easily removed with water.

Do not hesitate to contact us through our contact form if you have any questions.

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.

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.