Painted pool repairs and renovation, Huercal-Overa, Almeria
The renovation of painted swimming pools can be more involved than first meets the eye. If you want to tile a painted pool, to do the work properly is quite involved and messy. First the paint all needs to be sand blasted to remove it, as the tile adhesive won’t properly stick to the paint. This can cause other problems, as it may damage the render, so this will need rectifying before the tiling can be done. The biggest problem, that is often overlooked, is that the paint is actually part of the waterproofing of the structure. It seals the porous cement, to give a layer of waterproofing. This means that you must apply waterproof render. We have seen several previously painted pools leak after being tiled.
The Renolit AlkorPlan reinforced pool membrane gets around these problems because it is both the waterproofing and the cosmetic finish. No sand blasting, no mess and no leaks.
In most cases, the liner is installed directly over the painted finish. In some cases, some extra preparation will be needed to rectify areas where the paint is flaking or very uneven.
This swimming pool was cracked and leaking through the structure. Painted pools were often made like that because it is more economic than tiling, which is often reflected in the way that they were built- economically.