Renovation, Repairs & Liner install, Steel Swimming Pool, Torremolinos, Malaga, Spain.
A steel pool is a type of prefabricated swimming pool system, that creates the walls from steel panels that are bolted together. The base of the pool is made from a weak sand cement mix. This is then lined with a very thin factory produced bag liner, which does not have the durability of a reinforced AlkorPlan liner.
Our Swedish clients recently purchased this house in Torremolinos, near to the port in Benalmadena. The house and swimming pool are in need of renovation, having little maintenance in the last 20 years.
The swimming pool is in poor condition and has a couple of leaks. There was one leak due to a broken skimmer bucket. The second leak in the swimming pool was from a crack in the prefabricated steps. As part of our pool lining process, we normally line the steps to prevent leaks due to the steps breaking and there can be leaks in the seal between the steps and the liner (as this is a part unique to the original pool and has to be reused). Lining the steps also gives the pool a really fresh modern look.
The liner used in this pool is the beautiful Persia Sand from the Renolit AlkorPlan 3000 range and for the tread on the steps we have used membrane from the Touch range, which emulates natural stone and is non slip. This fits in very well with the sand coloured surround.
In addition, we installed new filtration equipment in the far side of the garden, away from the terrace. The original filtration equipment was taking a lot of space up on the patio next to the pool, moving it increases patio space and also reduces the noise next to the pool area. The difficulty with this is sourcing the same tiles if the pool and terrace are quite old.
An AstralPool par 56 LED bulb was fitted, which reduces the electrical consumption from 300w to 24w. These bulbs also last much longer than standard halogen bulbs.