tiling a swimming pool which size and colour?


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 you? Any advice welcomed.
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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.
HTH,
Michael (LS)
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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 it. 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 background.

I look at the photos but I'm not sure how to get the effect which I see in them.

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The pool is constructed from concrete so I can't imagine that it would look nice without any tiles.
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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 huge efforts.
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