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Fab Liner Finishes And Style Updates With liner pools still being the most popular type of swimming pool in the UK, there will always be a demand for products associated with them. Whether it be for a new build or a refurbishment, the days of limited choices are well in the past and an ever expanding offering of high quality and durable options are now available. Whether it’s construction materials, liners or borders, we cover the wide range of liner pool products on offer By Andrea Hartshorne


n anticipation of some warm and sunny weather, pool owners across the UK are hoping for a few months of being able to swim, relax and laze by a pool. But for outside pools, after the disuse of the winter months, some pool owners find that the bright, new, spring sunshine reveals a pool that isn’t the pride and joy it once was. There are countless ways to clean, renovate, repair and transform a swimming pool from an unsightly vision to one that is bang up to date. But one of the simplest, cheapest and easiest product ranges to tempt clients with at this time of year is a new pool liner. Each season, the quality and sheer range of styles, designs, colours and patterns available increases which means that pool owners who wish to transform and renovate their pride and joy can do so quickly and at a relatively low cost. “Whether it be a factory made ‘bag’ liner or a heavy-duty site applied liner, it is certainly true that in recent years the range and quality of swimming pool vinyl linings has improved significantly,” said Certikin North General Manager, Neil Stephenson. “The options to create the ‘look’ of the liner have also developed dramatically in recent years. Whilst most of the traditional classics are still available, the introduction of vibrant colours, photographic printing, metallic and Aquaflex have introduce three new ‘Touch’ patterns to their site lining range with (this) Vanity, Sublime (right) and Prestige (bottom) options

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pearlescent finishes to spread light around the pool and engraved finishes that offer a natural stone look and ‘touch’, mean that the finished look to a pool can be unique, classical, dramatic or plain and simple.” A superb solution for renovation projects and refurbishments, a pool lining whether produced in a factory or applied on site provides the capacity to give both new and used pools the chance to impress again. Regardless of size and style, there’s a liner for the job and we take a look at just some of the available options.

AQUAFLEX ADD NEW ‘TOUCH’ PATTERNS FOR 2017 When it comes to negotiating tight corners, complicated shapes and unusual sizes, the Alkorplan pool lining system by Aquaflex offers the ultimate in flexibility. A lining system is ideal for both commercial and residential pools – and comes into its own particularly on renovation and refurbishment sites. Alkorplan’s main selling point is its exceptional strength. The material which incorporates a polyester reinforced mesh is either 1.5mm or 2mm thick which enables it to withstand intensive use and severe knocks from even the most enthusiastic swimmers. It also has a special formula that includes a

UV stabilising treatment which can withstand exposure to all extremes of weather, retaining its properties year after year. Guaranteed for ten years, with a life expectancy nearer 15 to 20 years, Aquaflex’s Alkorplan pool lining system can be used on new or existing constructions including concrete, cement render, brick or block, steel or aluminium, timber or fibreglass builds. Alkorplan is ready for installation in any swimming pool irrespective of shape; rectangle, oval, kidney, circular, trapezoidal, completely irregular, with or without lined step etc. For 2017 Aquaflex is pleased to introduce three new 2mm ‘Touch’ patterns to their growing site lining range with Vanity, Sublime and Prestige options. This now extends the Touch range to six available embossed patterns with three new patterns joining the original Elegance, Authentic and Relax options, which have all been very popular choices. With ten site lining teams covering the UK and overseas, Aquaflex are looking forward to another busy year as one of the UK’s leading liner specialists.

CERTIKIN’S NEW LINERS ARE DREAMY! Inspired by the textures and colours of the world’s most breath-taking beaches, the new range of on-site lining vinyl from Certikin offers the customer something totally new. Not just aesthetically pleasing, they are of premium quality and comply with all anti-slip standards, so can be used on all aspects of the pool. The popularity of on site lining continues to grow as more and more clients begin to appreciate its many benefits. Certikin’s Infinite on-site lining installations now offer a 15 year, as opposed to a ten year guarantee. Once the domain of commercial pools where just a plain blue or white liner was in demand, the advances in printing and colouring technology have allowed a wide variety of pattern options to flourish. Many of the patterns, which were once 28/03/2017 00:17

SPN (Swimming Pool News) April 2017  

Informing the pool and spa industry since 1959. Covering the UK's wet leisure market, SPN (Swimming Pool News) is the UK's longest running a...

SPN (Swimming Pool News) April 2017  

Informing the pool and spa industry since 1959. Covering the UK's wet leisure market, SPN (Swimming Pool News) is the UK's longest running a...