My 28'x14' kidney shaped fiberglass pool was installed in early October. Was laid in the ground on September 11th, but the rain caused quite a mess, so it was finished in October (i.e. concrete, etc.).
I have a concrete cantilevered coping which I love. The plan is to put a waterline tile in this spring. I will be installing it myself. Although the pool was within an 1/8 of an inch level when they first placed it, it has now settled to right an an inch off level. So, if I am at the end of the pool, I can see the slight off level waterline.
Now, I am worried about my tile choice. The fiberglass tile sites seem to only offer 2x6 and 2x2 tiles as the choice for fiberglass pools, although I have seen many pictures of fiberglass pools with 6x6 tiles. I had chosen a 2x2 tile but am now worried that the horizontal grout lines will make the pool look more offlevel.
I cannot find a 2x6 that does not have a yukky horizontal design going on. Can I safely place 6x6 tiles on my curvey kidney shaped pool?
I really want a natural looking tile with no shine and no squiggly design. I am worried that a 6x6 tile will not sit flat against the curves.
I am unable to do the trick wherein you use the waterline to level the tile because the cantilevered edge is already there. Also, I have that white plastic thing just under the concrete coping, so I will have to butt it up to that I guess....