The choices are endless, deciding on the perfect color, texture, and size of tile for our pool is mind boggling.
The waterline tile adds a beautiful finishing touch to a pool. The tile we choose can be eye catching or subtle, blend into the pool or into the surroundings. Besides being decorative, the tile protects the pool from waterline staining and mineral build up.
Usually installed as a 6-inch band around the pool, waterline tiles follow the perimeter of the pool to help prevent pollen, sunscreen, body oils and other substances that enter the water from creating a yellow, scummy line at the pool’s waterline. It also takes on the calcium deposits and minerals that buildup around the perimeter of the pool due to hard water. It is much easier to remove this “bathtub ring” from waterline pool tile than if you had to scrub it off bare plaster.
Building a Pool and Pool House
As many of you know, we are building a pool and a pool house in our backyard. Selecting a waterline has taken me a long time and has been very frustrating. I can make other interior decor decisions very quickly, but this one had me stumped!
Selecting Waterline or Pool Tile
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Selecting the Interior Finish of a Pool
Choosing the interior finish of the pool is important as well, I go into depth about the different types of options available on my Youtube channel.
What Options are Available in Waterline Tile?
Deciding on Texture and Size of Waterline Tiles
The blue green tile pictured above on the top right, is as small as I would consider. It’s approximately 2″ x 2″ inches and very pretty. All the tiles pictured above have a glossy finish and will give the pool a real pop of color.
“Stone Look” Waterline Tiles
I chose samples in dark and light colors. My choice was between wanting the waterline tile to blend into the patio, or blend into the water, which will be dark (more on that later). Two very different looks, both pretty.
Glass Waterline Tiles
Searching for a Tile Installer
You need to remember that choosing tiles is only half the battle. What about a tiler? The perfect tiler can be hard to find, given the sheer variety of options out there. Turn to Jooble company – their job aggregator will find a good specialist for you.
Final Reveal of Our Pool is Here!
Check out the final reveal of our waterline tile and our new pool HERE on YouTube!
Final Reveal of Pool House is HERE!
Check out the Final Reveal of the Pool House on Youtube HERE, or read about it HERE.
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