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In the summertime, there’s nothing better than stepping into your backyard and going for a dip in your own backyard swimming pool.


The benefits of having a pool are numerous: it’s a great way to relax, it’s a great way to spend time with your friends and family, you can transform your backyard space with a pool and lounge area and you even get some exercise while you swim.


If you’re going to install a brand-new pool in your backyard, you’re going to need to install tile along the waterline and even along the pool floor. Tile is long-lasting, eco-friendly, low maintenance and hypoallergenic. As if that wasn’t enough, tile is also very healthy. Everyone wants to breathe clean air in and out of their home and pool tile gives off no volatile organic compounds (VOCs), so you and your family can swim away without worrying about chemicals.


If you’re looking to install pool tile in your brand-new pool, the sky is the limit when it comes to pool tile designs. There are tons of glass tile, porcelain tile ideas and even stone and glass pool tile designs that can really make your pool look special.


Glass tiles are prized for their ability to reflect light and add dimension to a pool. Imagine having blue glass tile along the waterline of your entire pool or along the waterline. On a bright sunny day, that tile is going to shimmer and shine and really make your pool look like an inviting place to be.


Glass tiles are one of the most expensive tiling options, but that cost is worth it because these tiles are durable, non-porous and work so well with water’s natural transparency. Some glass tiles even have iridescent coating that adds shimmer as light and water flows over a surface. If you’re looking for top-notch optical quality with almost a gem-like luster, glass tiles are the way to go.


Porcelain tiles are coveted because they are made to withstand chemical treatment, but they can also add a certain elegance to your pool. You can keep things simple by going for a rustic look on the floor of your pool or along the waterline or you can pick glossy colors and creative patterns. These are hand-painted and offer a wonderful mix of color, texture and excitement.


Stone and glass tiles are exciting because they come in dozens of different colors and many different sizes. Adding mosaic tiles, which are made of 100% recycled glass, makes for a great design all a pool’s waterline. Mosaic tiles are mesh mounted with stone and glass tiles, so they can easily work into anyone’s pool design. If you’re looking for a sea theme, you can do a dolphin design or a sea turtle design or a mermaid design to really give your pool something unique.


If you’re looking to have a pool with a Mediterranean style or a Classical look, stone tiles are the best choice. They offer a textured feel and natural look that can include stone like granite, sandstone, flagstone and travertine.


If you’re looking for something really unique, don’t discount looking at waterline pool tiles. These tiles, which are often ceramic, are chemical-resistant and come in dozens of different shapes and designs to really make your pool look beautiful. You can go with solid colors like green or turquoise or get any number of multi-color designs.


Before you make any choice of pool tiles, you need to keep in mind the size of your pool. This is going to affect the ratios of the tiles used. If you’re going to use glass tiles, you want to be sure and avoid using ones that are too large. Using too-large tiles can lead to cracking due to thermal shock. The best thing to do is talk to a tile company or a pool design company about what your plan is for your pool and what the best way is to turn it into a reality with your preferred pool tile designs. With all sorts of pool tile designs, you can have the pool of your dreams.

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