Renovation of a leaking swimming pool, Casa Rural, Lanjaron, Granada
The picturesque village of Lanjaron is the setting for this rural retreat. Casa del Viento caters for tourists wanting to relax in the natural beauty of the Sierra Nevada, or enjoy a day on the beach in Almuñecar or Motril.
This swimming pool was originally a water deposit to supply water for farming on the land, but many years ago was turned into a swimming pool and is the centre piece of this rural hotel. After a long walk, or mountain biking, the guests deserve to jump in a refreshing swimming pool, or relax on the terrace at the side of it.
The swimming pool was leaking through cracks in the structure and through the leaking skimmer pipe.
Several poor attempts at repairs had been made in the past, but the new owners wanted a long lasting solution. Previously the pool has been painted with some sort of rubberised resin and textile. This did not stop the pool leaking as the cracks were just too big for it. Once the pool is leaking like this, extra chlorine has to be added to try and keep the water balanced, which is almost impossible as it is being constantly diluted. This extra chlorine puts extra strain on the plumbing, which in turn had destroyed the skimmer pipes.
Our first task was to break out the existing skimmers. This was for 2 reasons, to be able to change them for liner compatible units and make a new pipe for the skimmers back to the pump room, we did this by using the existing hoover pipe (this meant no excavation of the terrace reducing costs). If skimmers and pipe work are in good condition, we adapt them to be liner compatible, using a part specially made by Renolit.
The lights in the pool were not working properly. The cables were tested and found to be faulty. Solar powered lights have been installed, which means that the terrace does not have to be disturbed to pass new cables.
Once the liner compatible fittings are in place, we can start to install the Renolit AlkorPlan reinforced swimming pool membrane. This is installed using heat welding to fuse the sheets together. As the construction of this swimming pool is less than perfect (walls not straight, lots of old paint etc) it is important to choose a finish that will disguise as much of this as possible. Persia range of liners (Blue, Sand and Black) are designed with lines that are not straight, to camouflage imperfections. It is just not economically feasible to make the walls plumb straight and glass smooth.
If your pool requires renovation, whether it be commercial or domestic, contact us today to find out how much a swimming pool renovation in Spain costs. Our online quote form allows you to submit all the necessary details.
If you are planning pool works, the time is whilst your are NOT using the pool, not 2 weeks before the guests arrive.