Reliable sealing of the pool
Water loss – is one of the biggest concerns a pool owner can have. In the long run, a leak would result in higher costs, due to more water loss and increasing need for chemicals. If there are large leaks, the walls of the pool or the foundations of adjacent houses can be washed out, compromising structural integrity. Because the maintenance costs of a private pool are not exactly insignificant, repairing it is probably more cost-effective than building a new one. If puddles form around the swimming pool or it loses water, then there is a high probability that the pool has a leak. To make sealing easier for you, B.T. innovation provides you with a solution.
BT sealing products are excellent for this purpose:
- To seal the pool permanently and reliably
- Repair leaks from the fairing or filter system
Common causes of leaks
Whether your pool is constructed of vinyl, fiberglass, concrete or shotcrete, a crack can occur anywhere. However, they do not necessarily have to occur on the cladding. There may also be leaks in the filter system. Basically, with any type of pool, a leak can enlarge into a crack or hole, threatening the stability of the pool.
Cracks are possible in concrete pools due to temperature fluctuations or ground movement. In contrast, with tiled pools, draining the pool too quickly can cause tremendous water pressure to still exist behind the tiles, causing them to crack. In addition, black joints in tiled pools are more susceptible to cracking in warm water temperatures.
A special feature of pools is the chlorine added to the water for disinfection. This attacks not only bacteria and micro-organisms, but also many sealing products. To reduce this attack, it is recommended to protect the sealings. This is usually done by using weldable, chlorine-resistant pool / swimming pool liners, durable coatings, or tile installation.
BT solutions for sealing your swimming pool
InnoElast® – Effective sealing of joints and cracks in the pool
To seal the pool comprehensively, we offer InnoElast® Type 2. With InnoElast® Type 2, you can have component joints and cracks permanently sealed against water under pressure of up to 4,8 m. Accordingly, the pool can be deep.
- InnoElast® Type 2 has high chemical resistance even to chlored water.
- Under a cover by foil, coating or tile, it permanently seals the pool.
- Quick repairs are also possible with the product.
- If the InnoElast® Type 2 is directly exposed to chlorinated water, the joints or repairs should be inspected regularly and serviced if necessary.
Advantages of InnoElast® Type 2
- Solvent-free and low shrinkage
- Applicable on damp substrates from -3°C
- Weather and UV resistant, high resistance to chemicals
- Permanently elastic
- Up to 10% motion absorption
- Applicable without primer
- Pressure waterproof up to 0,48 bar
Instructions - Processing as a joint sealant
You should pay attention to
If there is some manual dexterity and you want to seal your pool for the first time, here are a few more tips to help you get a positive result in the end.
Is there a leak?
In search of the hole should be sure in advance that the pool has a leak. It should be noted that water loss also depends on external factors such as air temperature and intensity of the sun. In addition, when jumping or romping in the pool, some water always spills out. Thus, the average demand for filling water of a pool per week is between 3% to 5%. For this reason, the water level should be monitored over a longer period of time.
The right condition
When applying the sealing material, the substrate must be free of dust, grease or oil. In addition, the substrate must be damp, but not wet, with a visible film. In order to harden the material faster, high air temperatures with a high absolute humidity are suitable. InnoElast® Type 2 is compatible with paints.