6 Swimming Pool Renovation Ideas to Inspire You

6 Swimming Pool Renovation Ideas to Inspire You
by AquaBlu Mosaics

It happens. That new sparkling pool that you and your family couldn’t wait to try out may have lost some of its appeal after years of the same old same old.

Or maybe you moved into a house that already had someone else’s idea of a dream pool. Or perhaps you never got the pool you really wanted because your new pool budget was limited years ago.

Never fear. Assuming there are no structural issues, there are excellent solutions for making an outdated but still functioning pool look like new and operate better with a minimal investment.

Ready to breathe new life into your swimming pool? Here are a few ideas you may want to consider:

1. Switch Out Waterline Tiles

While those old standard 6” x 6” porcelain tiles were fine 15 years ago, styles, colors and textures have changed since then. Also, there’s a good chance those porcelain tiles have had or currently have some serious fading or maintenance issues such as cloudy, hard water stains.

Changing over to glass mosaic tile waterlines not only revitalizes your pool’s look, these beautiful light reflecting glass pool tiles are available in an incredible number of shapes, patterns and colors.

Additionally, glass tiles for pools are:

  • Frost-proof
  • Low maintenance
  • Resistant to heat, fire and UV rays
  • Non-permeable (this makes them water-resistant)

And if the upgrade in aesthetics wasn’t enough, you can expect a pool with glass tile waterlines to increase the total value of your property.

2. Go Crazy With Colors, Shapes and Patterns

The immense possibilities with glass tile make for compelling and very personal waterline designs. Take color. While blue glass tile and aqua glass tile are the most poplar waterline colors, a case can be made for all the others too – and blends -- especially if you desire glass tile waterlines to match surrounding décor of even the color of your house.

Even white mosaic glass tile has its place. White makes pools look more spacious and brighter, which is why this is the preferred color of many hotels for their pools.

And in case you haven’t heard, the world of glass tile isn’t limited to square shapes. You can spice up your pool with waterline shapes that include the likes of arabesque tile, herringbone tile, hexagon tile and the ever popular subway glass tile pattern.

3. Do It All In Glass

There’s a lot to be said about tiling your entire pool in glass mosaic tile. There’s nothing like it from a design standpoint. It’s an elegant jewel that’s also durable. A mosaic glass tile finish offers sturdy resistance to chemical corrosion and other types of damage. And, compared to other interior swimming pool and spa surface materials such as plaster, exposed aggregate or fiberglass finishes, which typically last anywhere from five to 25 years, glass tile surfaces can retain their appearance and surface integrity almost indefinitely.

 4. Let It Glow, Let It Glow, Let It Glow

There’s nothing ordinary about glass pool tile that glows in the dark. If you’re looking to shake things up a bit around the water hole, this might be the ticket. Here’s pool tile for sale that definitely produces a unique and unforgettable aesthetic.

This provocative glow glass tile is primarily available in cool colors in an assortment of shapes and sizes such as 1” x 1” or 1” x 2” or ½” x ½” chips. The way it works is this glass pool tile absorbs light during the day then releases it at night in either a soothing blue green or intense blue glow.

Glow in the dark glass tile can be incorporated in pool waterlines or in patterns in the body of the pool to create a planetarium-like luminescence – under water.

5. Pool Mosaics – A Difference Maker

There’s nothing you can do that does more to put a personal stamp on a pool than adding pool mosaic art. AquaBlu offers an enormous selection of pool mosaics that help reflect your interests and personality. Like turtles? You can incorporate large single turtles or a family of turtles swimming out from your pool steps. Got a warped sense of humor? How about a giant great white shark with jaws wide-open in the deep end of your pool in anticipation of jumpers and divers. Game fish, mermaids, whales, dolphins, beach balls, medallions, flowers, party favors, sea shells, flip flops, geckos, stingrays, tropical fish, accents, butterflies -- you name it, AquaBlu likely has it.

And if you’re looking for something even more personal, custom mosaics are also available. Everything from logos to likenesses of family members (human or pets) can become a one-of-a-kind art piece in your pool. If you can imagine it, it can be done.

6. Let LED Lights Shine On

The visual appeal of glass mosaic tile is unlike any other material. With its outstanding reflective properties, glass tile can brighten up any pool during the day in natural light. But what a lot of people don’t know is that you can get this same reflective brilliance from glass pool tile at night by using LED lighting.

LED lighting is a crisper, stronger form of pool lighting than the uniform white incandescent 500-watt lamps of the past. Besides its impact on glass mosaic tile, LED lighting comes in multiple colors and a variety of changing light patterns. You can fix each light on a single color or set the mood for anything, from a dance party to a relaxing evening, with one of the preset dynamic color changing programs.

LED lights are also eco-friendly. Incandescent bulbs need heat to light the filament, wasting 90% of their energy. LEDs operate by electrons moving through semiconductor material, resulting in almost no heat. So you use less energy, which saves you money, helps the environment, all the while making your glass tile pool sparkle.


Have questions about renovating your swimming pool? Or maybe there’s something else on your mind. Talk to one of our experts. You can call us at (800) 971-1442 or fill out our contact form. You can visit our website at https://www.aquablumosaics.com/.