Leaking Pool Structure Repair and Refurbishment, Fuengirola, Mijas, Málaga, Spain. Urbanisation La Sierrazuela
As specialists in the repair and renovation of swimming pools, we see many pools with leaks in the structures. We are often the 2nd or 3rd company to work on the pool, as the clients were either not correctly advised in the beginning, or simply chose the cheapest route to repairing the pool (even though the repair would not work).
In this particular case, the pool structure was cracked. A general builder was called in to look at the pool, although a good builder, he was not a pool specialist. He repaired the pool structure using a semi-flexible waterproof cement based render and then retiled.
Not surprisingly, the swimming pool leaked as soon as the pool was filled. This is because flexible waterproof renders are only designed to flex by fractions of a millimetre. A pool structure has to deal with huge forces acting on it, from the water pressure and it’s own weight. If the pool is built on bad ground, this further complicates the problem. 2mm thickness of cement render can not cope with the forces of 50 tons of water.
This leaves the client in a poor position, not only have they had to pay for the pool refurbishment work, they have also had to pay for the water to refill the pool, only to find that the work has to be done again.
If your pool structure is leaking, the repair and renovation using Renolit AlkorPlan 3000 series of liners is GUARANTEED to be waterproof and is the most economical solution in the long term. Do the job properly, once. This membrane is nearly 2mm thick and is reinforced with polyester fibres.
For this pool, we installed the Renolit AlkorPlan 3000 ETNA colour from the new Ceramics range. It is textured to be like tiles, but with none of the disadvantages. No leaks, no loose tiles, no grouting and generally easier to care for than traditional tiles.
Renolit AlkorPlan liners can be installed in any type of swimming pool. Fibreglass, pre-fabricated, concrete, steel, block…