Binlaanie comprises Dan & Dominique. Dan is a Professional Saturation Diver and Dominique is a "stay at home mum" of 2 boys Reid & Beauden. Due to Dan spending much of his time offshore in different countries, this is the dynamic that worked.
However, there was always the need for a grand idea to keep Dan at home for more extended periods so that he could spend more time with his family and thus the hope that Binlaanie would be that idea.
High quality materials and products.
Promoting freedom of portability.
Being our true different selves.
Creating fun for all anywhere.
Binlaanie was born at the end of the impossible year, 2020 when the beaches were closed, and we were melting in our small estate garden with two small children just wanting a place to cool off in. We, unfortunately, could not afford to install a splash pool that was quoted to us at over R50000, and it would also take up too much space. We were additionally fed up with having to inflate baby pools, which got so dirty and resulted in us wasting water in order to keep it clear.
So one day, Dan thought he would just buy the plastic liner since we could actually submerse in it. We were familiar with this as many of our friends who live on wine farms have often used plastic liners just the way they are. While thoroughly enjoying a "better" pool, it remained a problem having to often throw out the water. We also wanted the liner to be a bit sturdier. Hence, we asked a friend of ours, who lives nearby on a wine farm, for an old wooden crate. "Binlaanie" was slowly taking shape.
Further, into the sweltering summer, Dan engineered a way to add a pool pump so we wouldn't have to keep throwing the water away, thus recycling the water and adding a chlorine tablet.
Before we knew it, our Binlaanie was a fully functioning portable pool.
After creating our portable pool, we thought it was a great idea, especially when many family and friends agreed and said we could make a business out of selling them.
That's when we decided to think of a name for it. We were on holiday brainstorming, trying to incorporate some of the primary material names and mentioning it’s a portable pool but more likeable. Then my wife Dominique said, "well, it's pretty laanie, and you are in a bin liner. Why not call it Binlaanie?"
Our pool is created to save water and electricity. The pool can hold 660 litres of water that can be recycled, thus not throwing away water.
The collection also has a lid that helps keep it clean, so you won’t have to use all sorts of chemicals a regular pool collection requires, as well as helping with evaporation. The pool pump that comes with the pool only needs to be run for 2 hours a day max, and it can also be run on an inverter battery pack, therefore, using very little electricity.
Due to this pool being made out of such robust material it could last you 10-15 years.