When designing or constructing a pool, the first things to come to mind are the tiles. When looking into tiling your pool the choice in tiles varies greatly and it’s important to understand what the best options are for your budget.
The most important aspect to think about when it comes to tiling your pool is safety. Tiles that aid in preventing slipping are key in making sure that safety is paramount. For example, slightly rough tiles will massively increase the grip around the pools edge, so that you are safe as you enjoy your swim. Yet, in the water the tiles should be smooth so as to prevent cuts or grazes when using the pool.
When choosing a tile, you should ensure that they are durable and able to withstand varying weather conditions. Slate, pebble and stone are the best options for durability, but you should make sure that they are also slip resistant if you’re placing these on the surrounding area of the pool.
In relation to durability, you should also make sure that you inquire about the maintenance of your pool tiles. Ask how to clean them, how abrasive the cleaner should be, and what chemicals are required for the upkeep of the pool.
You should also make sure you ask about installation. Different tiles will require a different cement or grout. An experienced tiller will be able to guide you on installation prices and guidance, as well as an estimated time for installation.
If you haven’t decided on what exact design it is that you want, ask for some samples to take home to help you make your decision. The most important thing is that you don’t rush your decision because you have to live with the decision you make for a long time, it is best to take your time and make an informed decision so that you enjoy your pool for as long as you have one.