Types Of Projects
We have worked on hundreds of projects over the past 30 years. Please find examples of some of those projects, with an explanation of the sorts of problems we had to deal with and how we solved those problems.
All of our project blogs come with photos and a comprehensive description of each project. We hope that you enjoy reading them and that they can be of some use.
This was a great project to be involved in, as you can see the pool itself is a considerable size. As seen in the photos below the swimming pool was originally constructed out of concrete with a tiled band. Over time this concrete has begun to display large cracks which in turn has led to a large loss of water at an equally large cost. We were approached to restore the swimming pool using our fibreglass system in a colour scheme that was in keeping with the surroundings of Great Fosters hotel. Overall we were very pleased with the outcome of this project. restoring this swimming pools look and functionality. As well as the swimming pool we were also asked to restore an old foot bath which was also showing signs of age. As shown by the after pictures we were equally happy with the outcome of the foot bath restoration, this was finished a white non-slip topcoat which ensures a safe and easy to clean finish.
This was an excellent project to work on as the customer had chosen an exact colour scheme to match business colours, along with lane line placement, a bespoke corporate logo and logo placement. As you can see from previous projects that we have completed, we are more than happy to provide customers free reign over customising their swimming pool. All of the lane lines, borders and graphics you see in the pictures below were all laid by hand. This customised fibreglass lining refurbishment wasn’t purely for cosmetic reasons, as all of our linings are made with the best raw materials we were able to give the swimming pool a new lease of life in terms of functionality, we had even coated the T’s on the end walls in a non-slip coating which allowed swimmers to have more grip when they kick off of the wall in order to change directions at the end of a length. Overall ourselves and the customer were very happy with the outcome of the project as we were successfully able to meet all of the criteria for the visual aspects of the swimming pool.
This outdoor domestic swimming pool was constructed using galvanised panels with a rendered floor and was originally fitted with a plastic liner. Unfortunately the liner had failed and the render had lost its structural integrity. As the pool required both waterproof lining and structure, we were called in to refurbish this pool using our fibreglass lining. Before the lining had commenced the customer had seen previous examples of our work, one example of which included the custom graphics of large circles made up of smaller circles. The customer then requested that that example be replicated for their pool. This is one of the excellent qualities of our linings, we are more than confident in allowing customers complete freedom over the look of their pool. This can include any variation of colours, pictures, graphics, bands and lane lines. The benefit of this, as in this case, is that if you see an example of our previous work, or any pool for that matter and you wish to replicate the themes, colours or patterns, we can make this easily achievable.
Overall we were very happy with the outcome of this project, as we use a thicker fibreglass matt our linings are generally thicker than the industry standard and provide great support for pools that have lost their structure. Please click here to see another example where we have successfully waterproofed and returned a swimming pools structure.
As you can see from this pictures below this swimming pool was originally tiled with an infinity edge. We were called in to refurbish this pool as there had been movement in the structure which caused the swimming pool to suffer from large cracks and an infinity edge that had dropped by at least 1″ on one side. The large cracks caused water loss, which as mentioned in previous posts is costly both in terms of increased water usage and water heating bills. The drop in the infinity edge meant that the water was only passing over the edge on one side.
Our work on the project involved the re-building of the infinity edge, GRP lining the swimming pool, the new infinity edge, the gulley leading to the balance tank and of course the balance tank itself. We were very pleased with the outcome of this project as our lining completely rectified the increased water loss issue, it had also significantly improved the look and functionality of the infinity edge. As well as being heat resistant, chemical resistant and highly durable one of the other benefits with our GRP linings is that they can accommodate structural movement to a reasonable tolerance. Structural movement in a swimming pool is not uncommon and this is not the first pool we have seen to suffer from this problem, however rather than cracking or splitting where there has been movement in the pool, our linings to a certain degree can move with the pool. Overall this was a very nice project to work on in a wonderful area of France and we like to pride ourselves that we can carry out our linings all around the globe.
We were called in to refurbish an outdoor fibreglass drop in pool. As you can see from the photos below this particular swimming pool has buckled around the walls and floor and has also cracked in some places. Although this is an uncommon occurrence with fibreglass drop in pools, such damage can be possible over time due to a high water table and many winterisations. The cost to remove and replace the whole fibreglass drop in pool would have been considerable, the customer was not concerned with the aesthetics of the bows in the pool but did want to regain functionality of the fibreglass drop in pool. This is where we recommended our cost effective solution, our fibreglass lining would regain functionality of the pool by sealing the cracks completely, as well as giving the pool back its strength. When we first started work on this project the bowed floor was completely filled with water and bounced up and down when we walked on it, reminiscent of standing on a water bed. However, when we had finished the in-situ fibreglass lining, we noticed the floor was much rigid and no longed moved. This is an example that demonstrates how effective our linings are at increasing the structural integrity of the swimming pools that we work on . As you can see from the after picture the cracks in the pool were repaired and the fibreglass drop in pool was given back its functionality. We were very pleased with the outcome of this project as our extremely cost effective fibreglass lining was, to our knowledge, the only solution to giving this pool a new lease of life short of an entire drop in replacement.
This outdoor swimming pool was originally built to accommodate a plastic liner. However over several winters where the level was dropped the liner had shrunk in the corners and the submersed electric reel cover had cut through both corners of the liner. Furthermore, over time UV exposure had faded the plastic liner from a sky blue to a very light blue. We were contacted to remove the stretched, broken and faded liner and replace it with our fibreglass lining. The benefits of our lining is that it allows the customer to safely drop the level of the pool down every winter to carry out maintenance, also due to the thickness of our liners it makes them incredibly difficult to damage. Furthermore on the customers request we were able to colour match our lining to the light blue colour. The pool itself was constructed out of thick plastic sheeting for the walls and steps, with a concreted floor. With the application of our GRP lining we have strengthened the overall structure of the swimming pool. Overall our lining satisfied the customers concerns of safe winterising and durability along with providing an aesthetically pleasing seamless finish in a colour requested by the customer.
Canine hydrotherapy spas are becoming increasingly popular around the UK which is no surprise given the results they provide. With this project the hydrotherapy spa was originally built and finished with tiles, however very quickly the owner noticed the spa was losing a considerable volume of water through the grout in the tiles. Some water loss is expected especially in pools and spas that are both heated and used regularly, however increased water loss leads to significantly increased costs in water and heating bills. It was therefore paramount that a solution was found quickly. When the spa was originally built the only way into the spa was via a set of steps, usually this would have been fine for humans however it did prove difficult for the injured dogs. Before we were asked to line the pool the steps were converted into a gradual slope using plywood, as our linings are seamless and provide reinforcing to a structure this change was not a problem. As you can see in the pictures below we finished our lining in a pale blue to complement the surrounding tiles, we had also coated the new slope and entire floor in non-slip surface which made use of the spa much for safe for the dogs and the therapist. Our GRP lining completely stopped the water loss issue, it had accommodated the addition of a safer alternative to the original steps and was more than adequate in coping with the high water temperatures associated with hydrotherapy spas. We were very happy with the outcome of this spa and providing a solution to a worthy cause.
This project was situated at the same site where we completed a refurbishment at a holiday park swimming pool (http://www.fibreglass-lining.com/holiday-park-swimming-pool-refurbishment/). As well as the swimming pool the park also had an outdoor tiled hot tub, within a short space of time a large amount of tiles were falling off of the hot tub. Not only was this a large inconvenience to the park owner as the tiles constantly needed refitting, it was also costly and unpleasing to the eye. We were asked to fill in the spaces where tiles were missing and GRP line over the whole hot tub, as mentioned in a previous post (http://www.fibreglass-lining.com/domestic-pool-wrinkled-liner-high-water-table/) our materials are of the highest specification which means our linings can easily cope with the temperatures you would expect to find in a hot tub. We also made the floor of the hot tub non-slip to allow the safety of users. As shown in the pictures we lined the hot tub in a white finish, this complemented the chrome surrounding the returns to give it a more modern look and also complemented the adjacent swimming pool which was also finished in white.
As you can see from the photos below this swimming pool was originally fitted with a plastic liner and fibreglass steps. When the liner was initially installed there were no water table issues apparent. However, when the pool was drained down for subsequent maintenance it was found very quickly the whole of the liner was floating. This was due to a large volume of water coming through cracks in the bottom of the pool, upon site inspection it was discovered that the building of a recent housing estate close to the property had diverted a large underground aquifer straight underneath the swimming pool. At only 1m below ground level, the water table was substantial and without any intervention the ground water was able to fill up to 2/3rds full. This is demonstrated by the video below which shows the water spouting through a small hole in the steps. Due to this water table problem, a refitting of a plastic liner was no longer possible. We were called in to fit the whole pool with our GRP lining, this was by far the worst water table we have ever encountered, however we were still able to successfully carry out the in-situ lining. As the pool was 100% waterproof after our work was finished the pool was immediately filled to counteract the outside pressure and is now a stable and working swimming pool. We were very pleased with the outcome of this project as to our knowledge there was no other solution to return this swimming pool back to working condition.
This commercial sized swimming pool was in dire need of repair, through many years the pool had merely been coated in layers upon layers of pool paint. While most people think that applying a new coat of paint on top of the existing paint layers every year will seal the pool again, they fail to realise that painting over existing paint will not work. The existing layers of paint need to be shot blasted back to the original surface. Furthermore after a period of time pool paint flakes off and clogs the filter and causes water loss, which on a pool of this size is severely costly and uneconomical. This is when we were called in to apply our GRP lining, The bulk of the pool was finished in white, however to lift the new image of the pool we installed a royal blue band around the top along with a royal blue dolphin which was installed onto the floor of the childrens paddling pool. We also installed black T’s at the deep and shallow end of the pool and highlighted the edge of the steps. Not only did this make the swimming pool look like new again, it also made the pool water proof again and stopped the filters clogging.