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!

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? 🙂

No more pool water leaks with RENOLIT ALKORPLAN

No more pool water leaks with RENOLIT ALKORPLAN

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.

Construction Systems
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!