Swimming pool renovation with reinforced liner, Luz, Lagos, Portugal
This traditionally built swimming pool was originally painted concrete, which was later covered with fibreglass.
The owner wanted to cosmetically renovate the pool, whilst ensuring that the pool remained waterproof GUARANTEED.
Tiling a fibreglass or painted pool can give problems if the contractor is not experienced. Normally an older concrete built swimming pool will have a fibreglass finish because it may have been leaking at some point. With older pools, especially those that were water deposits and painted, the paint in some cases actually seals the cement structure. In order to tile the pool properly the fiberglass and/or paint need to be sandblasted away, then the structure will need rendering smooth and then critically, it will need treating with a waterproofing agent, such as BASF MasterSeal, SikaTop etc, to ensure that the structure is waterproof (if the pool shows evidence of cracking, these solutions won’t work). This approach is costly and very messy, taking several days to complete.
The beauty of the RENOLIT system, is that we can install directly over the existing finish with very little preparation. This makes the job much faster, much less messy and also guarantees that the pool is waterproof, as the reinforced membrane is the cosmetic finsih and waterproofing, all in one. If there are cracks in the structure, the liner will also seal these.
In this case, the pool was not leaking, the owner just wanted it to look great, ready for next summer. If you are considering renovating your pool, start planning now to avoid disappointment and have your pool ready in plenty of time.