How to Stand Out with a Glass Tile Waterline

How to Stand Out with a Glass Tile Waterline
by AquaBlu Mosaics

Having a pool is a luxury we sometimes take for granted. It’s a place we gather for parties and barbecues. We celebrate holiday’s and make memories with friends and family. But after so many years of use, it can be time for a bit of an update. But what can you do to turn your worn-out pool into your dream paradise? In short: A glass tile waterline!

What is a waterline?

Over time, use of your pool will lead to unsightly debris buildup around the perimeter of the pool where the water tops off. Things like calcium deposits, mineral buildup, sunscreen, and body oils, all contribute to this unattractive line.

blue glass tile waterline

Having a waterline tile placed around the top perimeter of your pool makes this scummy line much easier to clean and prevent build up rather than if you only had the original plaster shell. 

Pool owners have begun using their waterline as a highlighted pool design feature more and more over the years, getting more unique in design and concept. From mixed patterns and white glass tile, to glow in the dark waterlines that gleam at night. 

Why should you opt for glass tile for your waterline?

Traditionally, 6” porcelain pool tile has been used as waterline tile. Porcelain offers a lot of great benefits and will get the job done. That said however, glass mosaic tile will add a touch of elegance unmatched by any other. Not to mention, it offers an endless variety of sizes, shapes, and colors that are just not found in other finishes. 

For instance, something like our Nautical collection offers a beautiful iridescent finish that changes with the direction of the light that hits it. Perfect for someone who just can’t commit to one solid color! Or maybe you’re looking for something modern with a traditional twist like our Greek Key series. It really is the best of both worlds! 

greek pool waterline tile

The beauty of glass has become a popular choice for pool waterline tile because of the way it captures sunlight and mirrors the water’s movement. Much like the brilliance of diamonds, light enters through glass tile and then reflects out, offering a stunning, glimmering appearance.

Glass mosaic tile offers more than just a striking aesthetic. When properly installed, glass pool tile is one of the most durable materials for use in a waterline. Pool-rated glass tile should always be resistance to chemical corrosion, UV damage and fading, as well as durable enough to withstand the elements. When coupled with premium tile adhesive and grout, like that from the Litokol brand, you really can’t get a more durable, long-lasting installation.  

Your pool waterline should be one of the main focal points of your pool, so make sure it stands out!

How do you clean glass mosaic tile?

The cleaning and upkeep of glass tile is a breeze compared to other finishes. Glass is a non-porous material, meaning it won’t absorb the moisture that can lead to molding. This benefit means that cleaning glass is simple and easy and does not require the use of harsh chemicals. A simple wash with a sponge or cloth and mild soap will do the trick to keep your glass waterline tile looking brand new for years to come!

Are you a clean freak that just can’t stand the thought of germs and muck living on your pool tile?

anti viral tile

Try using one of the gorgeous tiles from the Nature series. This ground-breaking glass mosaic tile features Technoclean Technology, making it the first self-cleaning, anti-viral and anti-bacterial glass tile certified by the Tile Council of North America (TCNA). You can rest easy knowing the health of your family and friends is protected. 

Bottom line, you can take your pool to the next level with the luxury of a glass mosaic tile waterline. Between its vast variety, captivating beauty, and unmatched durability, there really is no downside of choosing glass for your pool waterline.

Don’t delay, revamp your waterline and create your paradise today!

What our customers say about our glass tile for pool waterlines:

air force waterline tile

"I could not be happier with AquaBlu Mosaics. From my initial purchase, through the end of the project, Aqua Blu made sure to keep in contact and make sure I was satisfied. The glass tile looks amazing in our pool. I highly recommend this company and this product for any future pool remodel." - Tanya P. | Nature Air Force, 1.5" x 1.5" - Glass Tile


grey glass tile waterline

"Gorgeous, substantial iridescent glass tiles which shimmer and change colors in different lighting. I used them as waterline tile for my (gray) pool and they added a nice touch of pizzazz!"




If you need any help while planning your next tile project, please contact one of our AquaPro's at 800-971-1442 or start a chat with our 5-star rated customer success team now.