Let's Talk About Tile - How to Select the Right Tile for Your Swimming Pool

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So, you have decided that 2018 is the year to transform your ordinary backyard into a gorgeous tropical oasis! Congratulations! You have chosen your builder, designed the shape of your swimming pool and spa, picked out your decking materials and even planned out your landscaping.  Then your builder says they need your tile choice! What to do? There are so many options and choices that it can almost seem overwhelming. What color do you like? What shape tile? Do you like patterns? A simple tile or maybe even a modern and bold look.  Is trendy your thing? Or a classic choice that will be your favorite for years to come.  Whichever way you are leaning, we at California Pools can definitely help you out! We have been designing custom backyards for 66 years, so you can count on us to have expertise in helping you to make this kind of design choice for your backyard.  We will listen to your style ideas for your backyard and provide you with several ideas and options for you to choose from that will beautifully complement your swimming pool design.  

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If you take a look at the pictures below, you will notice a variety of pool tile choices.  The first pool has a colorful Spanish tile with a variety of patterns.  You can also choose a glass tile.  Glass tiles come in many colors and also different sizes.  A textured tile adds dimension to your tile and pool with an aesthetically pleasing look to them.  Another option is a multi-colored tile which can help give a natural look to your pool as it blends in with the coping and pool water.  While the raised spa with a rim flow edge has gained massive popularity, using a bold tile helps truly show off this masterpiece of a pool or spa! The last photo shown below is a perfect example of a trendy new style of choosing white tile.  For years, most swimming pools and spas have had a variation of different blue shades. Choosing blue tile will always be a beautiful and classic choice to make and truly gives a feeling that you are relaxing in style at a tropical beach paradise destination.  However, choosing a new bold style definitely makes your swimming pool stand out amongst all the others and gives it a special WOW factor!  Whatever your style, your swimming pool is going to be gorgeous with whatever tile choice you make.  But if you are still having a hard time deciding on your pool tile choice, we highly recommend browsing our website and looking though the multitude of ideas in our gallery section.  We have freeform pools, geometric shapes, modern, classic, simple, or extravagant! Finding something similar to what you are building can be a fantastic way to get a visual to different tile options for your own yard.  

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Making the decision to build a custom swimming pool and spa and creating a backyard fit for pool parties, barbecues, and social gatherings is an easy one! Outdoor living and backyard entertaining is one of the most rewarding ways to spend your days.  Quality time with family and friends in the comfort of your own home is one of life’s most simple luxury’s.  One has never regretted investing in family time and magical moments with loved ones.  So, remember the overall goals for your family when making aesthetic design choices regarding your swimming pool.  Yes, you will love the beauty of your completed project.  But even more so, you will love the laughter and smiles that your new backyard oasis has provided.

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