I am building a swimming pool 9.5m x 4.5m with 2 infinity edges with
glorious views out over the sea.
I want advice for tiling the pool. What sort of size tiles should I use?
4inch or 8inch? Mix of colours or stick with just 1 colour. I have been
advised to go with 4inch tiles 'because the pool is too small for 8inch'.
I have also been advised to go with 2 different shades or blue and 2 of
green giving 4 colours in total. My mock-up doesn't encourage me to follow
that advice but of course you can't really see till the water goes in can
Any advice welcomed.
The tile size depends a lot upon the shape of the pool (i.e.: hard to use 8"
tiles in a 8' diameter spa). Color(s) is more of a cosmetic consideration
and of personal choice (though there are pros/cons and practical
considerations). Most pools I do I normally spec Shotcrete (usually white)
and only tile the waterline (6" high row of tile). I normally use 2" field
tiles and then 6" tiles for accents (and depth & no diving markers). I also
normally use 2" accent tiles on the nosing of all steps and benches.
Another consideration is whether it's a commercial or residential
application? What's the surrounding "look" like (i.e.: decking - bluestone,
flagstone, conc, etc.)
I'd suggest looking at lots of photos to see what's been done that you do
and don't like.
It's residential for my family and myself. The pool is rectangular with
white natural stone coping around the edges. It is high on the moutainside
with the non-infinity sides surrounded by sandstone decking about 80 sqm of
I don't require any accents or lines within the pool, I just want a deep
green torquoise effect to meet up with the views over the sea in the
I look at the photos but I'm not sure how to get the effect which I see in
I should have said I am not in the USA. I'm in S.E.Asia. My original
question was really related to advice about tiling not this otherwise
meritable alternatives which aren't available where I live at least without
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