New to TFP, undergoing pool renovation in So Cal - need help with tile

ocpoolgirl

Member
Oct 15, 2020
8
Orange County, CA
Hi all! We are undergoing a backyard renovation that includes redoing the pool coping and tiles. I wanted to see if I can get some advice on tile. We are not redoing the existing pebble.
I’m trying to make the pool as modern as possible.
The lady I met with at NPT suggested that I pick a vibrant glass tile for just the spa front and then whatever I pick for the waterline I can use on the adjacent walls next to the spa. Is that a good idea, or should the glass tile that I pick also be used on the adjacent walls?
Including a picture of the pool before Reno so you can see the color of the water. Would love some opinions on tile choices. It’s so much tougher since our pool is a free-form pool and we don’t have even one straight edge.
 

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mknauss

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If the glass tile will be anywhere it will get wet such as a splash zone or water line, it will be a maintenance item due to your hard water. Managing your pool water chemistry very closely will be very important.
 
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mmardini

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Jul 21, 2020
131
Palm Springs, ca
Pool Size
15000
Surface
Plaster
Chlorine
Liquid Chlorine
I recently had my pool remodeled and I used glass tile for the spa and waterline. I am very adamant about scrubbing my tiles a few times a week and they look great! But they are only about 3 months old. Fingers crossed!! I love the look of glass tile tho so I don’t regret it one bit
 

ocpoolgirl

Member
Oct 15, 2020
8
Orange County, CA
I recently had my pool remodeled and I used glass tile for the spa and waterline. I am very adamant about scrubbing my tiles a few times a week and they look great! But they are only about 3 months old. Fingers crossed!! I love the look of glass tile tho so I don’t regret it one bit
Oh that’s awesome! I see your pool in your sig. it’s beautiful!
 

mmardini

Well-known member
Jul 21, 2020
131
Palm Springs, ca
Pool Size
15000
Surface
Plaster
Chlorine
Liquid Chlorine
Here’s another tile I was thinking about. I love that it’s a different shape (picket style) and I love the marble veining. What if I install something like this for the entire thing? Waterline plus above the waterline?
Is that tile rates for pools? Make sure the tile is meant to be used in a pool and not just inside the house!