Cracked and Leaking Pool Repair, Las Chapas, Marbella
This swimming pool in Las Chapas has suffered from leaks in the structure caused by poor construction and ground movement. The pool has cracked across the width and from the middle towards one corner.
The glass mosaic tiles and grout in a swimming pool are not waterproof, they only provide the cosmetic finish to the pool. If the structure of a swimming pool is leaking, this is the problem that needs to be resolved, regrouting or replacing tiles will not help.
Traditional repair methods include using epoxy injection, stapling the concrete and using repair mortars or simply filling the cracks with silicone.
These types of repair are rarely successful long term, as they do not address the cause of the problem, so if the ground moves slightly, the stresses cause the crack to open again.
Once a pool starts to show signs of cracking, it needs to be repaired quickly to prevent more damage. Once the pool starts to leak, the steel in the structure becomes exposed in the crack and starts to corrode, further aggravating the problem and making the leak bigger. The constant water running under the pool structure will start to soften the ground, possibly causing further movement, which will allow the crack to open more. It is a vicious circle.
Renolit’s AlkorPlan reinforced liner approaches the problem in a different way. It is both cost effective and guaranteed. Applying a reinforced flexible membrane over the existing pool structure creates a perfect skin inside of the swimming pool, a barrier for the water and is guaranteed to be waterproof. The material stretches 3%, which is the equivalent of a crack being 3 cm wide in a 1 metre section.
The Renolit AlkorPlan system also provides the cosmetic finish. In this case, the range is CERAMICS, colour SELENE, all the beauty of a tiled pool, with none of the downsides, such as loose or broken tiles, cut feet, dirty grout lines etc.
The owner of this pool can relax in the knowledge that their pool will be trouble free for many years.
Here a video of the swimming pool liner installation and below are photos.