Another example of a beautifully transformed pool in Arboleas, nr Albox in Alméria, Southern Spain.
The original structure was very poorly built and had a lot of cracks. The pool was loosing water through the cracks at an alarming rate. It is doubtful whether the structure of the pool was even waterproof.
The pool had been tiled twice to try and stop the leaks, but putting tiles on top of tiles with no waterproofing is futile. Even if some type of waterproof render, such as Sika top had been used, the structure would still have failed as the cracks would continue to move. Repairing the cracks would have been impossible, as the walls of the pool would not have had enough strength to repair as the blocks were all hollow.
The original tiles were all stripped off. This is not necessary for a liner installation, as the walls need to be made flat afterwards. In this case the owner made the decision to remove the tiles as he wanted to see how bad the structural problems were.
The old pool surround was also looking quite tired, so this was removed. There were steps in the pool, but they took up a lot of room, so were also removed, not a problem as the pool is only 1.2m deep.
The first thing we did here was to make the walls and floor smooth, then we installed the fittings. The liner is then welded into place from rolls of Renolit AlkorPlan 3000. This colour was Persia Sand.
We finished the job off by installing new capping stones for the surround of the pool. The pool looks stunning and the whole project only took 3 1/2 days.
The Renolit AlkorPlan liner has a 10 year warranty against leaks, so if you have been having pool problems, contact us for a no obligation quote.