Waterproofing for new swimming pools from the house of Mapei

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Waterproofing plays a crucial role in sealing the construction and assuring a swimming pool’s long life. This is because water places serious loads on the swimming pool structure and is an aggressive factor both for its frame and for all materials used in its construction. The walls and the ground of a swimming pool are subject to constant water pressure. To enjoy your swimming pool it is important to have permanent waterproofing. Since they are often in permanent contact with the water contained in the bath or pool, as well as with water in the ground, they must be waterproofed and protected from aggressive agents that could potentially compromise their durability over the years.

 Reinforced concrete structures are often used in the construction of swimming pools. Even if the concrete is well made it will still need to be protected from “aggressive agents” that would otherwise accelerate deterioration of the element or structure and so reduce its durability over the years. Water from the ground, as with the water in a bath or pool, is naturally aggressive and, if it penetrates into the concrete, will weaken the structure. During the design phase, therefore, another very important aspect to be taken into consideration is the height of the water table (constant or temporary) in the area in which the structure is built. Once this evaluation has been carried out, it will be possible to define both the most suitable type of foundation and the most appropriate waterproofing system.  MAPEI has a wide range of waterproofing products available to guarantee protection of the structure, as well as being waterproof.

 MAPEI now has 89 subsidiaries with 83 production facilities in 36 different countries. They have always placed a lot of emphasis on research. In fact, they channel 5% of annual turnover into Research & Development and 70% of their research work is aimed at the development of eco-sustainable and eco-compatible products.

Mapei Product Range for swimming pool waterproofing

Mapei is today one of the world leaders in the production of adhesives and chemical products for the building industry.  Their swimming waterproofing products cover various systems which  consist of the following products.

  • Water dispersion with high penetration, consolidating and anti-dust properties for screeds
  • Self adhesive bituminous membrane
  • Epoxy adhesive
  • Protective and draining system
  • Substrate lean concrete
  • Waterproofer
  • Flexible rubber strip
  • Reinforced concrete
  • Raft slab
  • Reinforced cement structure
  • Polypropylene fabric
  • Rubber tape
  • Adhesive
  • Glass mosaic
  • Grout
  • Sealant
  • Bonding slurry
  • Fiberglass mesh
  • Wall drain
  • Damp proofing membrane
  • Two-component cementitious elastic mortar
  • Hydro Expanding bentonite joint
  • Bonding slurry
  • Screed
  • Cementitious render
  • Rubber tape
  • Cementitious waterproofer
  • Fiberglass mesh
  • Adhesive
  • Grout
  • Sealant