A swimming pool is more than just a place to stay cool in the summer. To some, it can be a tranquil aquatic oasis to help escape from the daily stresses of life. To others it might just be a great place to throw some wild parties. Whatever the case may be, the look and feel of your swimming pool undoubtedly has the ability to show off your own, unique personality. Fun, artistic, sophisticated, or enigmatic? Here are a few ideas to help you express yourself through your next swimming pool build or renovation.
1) Install Stock Pool Mosaics
AquaBlu Mosaics offers hundreds of stock porcelain and glass pool mosaics that are aimed to infuse a fun and playful spin on any pool. Are you a parent or ocean lover? Adding a dolphin group, coral reef, tropical fish, or family of turtles to a swimming pool is a sure-fire way to thrill the kiddies and bring your pool to life. From palm trees, swim suits and mermaids to sting rays and dolphins, it is easy to find a mosaic that can add that cheerful touch to your swimming pool and become a great conversation piece with the neighbors.
For a more sophisticated or mature look, customers can opt for a center medallion and/ or accent pieces. The Grand Design Series by Artistry in Mosaics, for example, includes stock center medallions, corner accents, and borders that can be pieced together to form a beautiful mosaic masterpiece. Some stunning contemporary options also include the Baroque Series by Custom Mosaics. Regardless of your selection, adding one or more stock pool mosaics is a very affordable and effective way to add interest and value to any swimming pool.
2) Install Custom Pool Mosaics
Although there are many options of stock pool mosaics to choose from, some people would prefer to create something that is truly one-of-a-kind. AquaBlu Mosaics specializes in custom mosaic design services to help those who really want to stand out from the group. Start by submitting an image and project dimensions, and then an agent will work with you to create the perfect custom mosaic that can be produced in as little as three to five weeks. The final products are delivered right to your door, ready for installation.
Not sure what to create? Sports fans love to show their team spirit by re-producing their favorite sports team logos. Other popular ideas include family crests, other aquatic mammals, nature scenes, emblems, slogans, album covers, and more. If you can dream it, AquaBlu can make it a reality!
3) Upgrade to Glass
For those who truly want to make a statement with their pool, there is no better option than installing mosaic glass tile. Glass tile is one of the most beautiful material choices due to the way that it can shimmer with the reflection of the water and the sun, but its advantages do not stop with just their aesthetics. Mosaic glass tile is also extremely durable and resistant to chemical corrosion and other types of damage, making it one of the longest-lasting pool and spa finishing materials. With an almost endless range of colors, textures, and transparency, finishing your swimming pool in mosaic glass tile is sure to create the luxurious backyard oasis that most homeowners can only dream of.
4) Create a Custom Glass Mix or Gradient
Make your swimming pool your own with a custom glass mosaic mix or gradient. Digital mix generators allow customers to choose up to six colors and generate a random mix based on percentages that they apply to each color. Depending on your choice of materials, a custom mix can even be as low as $6 - $10 per square foot! What’s even more appealing - you are guaranteed to be the only one in the world to own that particular product. Knowing that your swimming pool is truly one-of-a-kind is a great feeling for anyone undergoing a new build or renovation.
5) Install Glow in the Dark Glass Tile
Relatively new to the swimming pool market, the use of glow-in-the-dark glass tile is both a fun and unique option for customers looking to impress their friends and neighbors. Perfect for bordering steps, outlining a spa or waterline, or even creating a special design or picture in your pool that glows at night – the design possibilities for glow-in-the-dark glass tile are endless. Turn your pool into a starry night sky with BLUE FIRE, a glass mosaic that consists of a standard blue mix with the addition of random “Fireglass” chips.