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How to: Choose the Right Swimming Pool Glass Tile

Glass Tile PoolIn recent years, glass tile has become one of the hottest trends in swimming pool design and installation. With so many different styles, shapes, colors, and textures to choose from, the options to customize your glass tile swimming pools are limitless—but do you know what it is you’re looking for?

Designing the right glass tile for your swimming pool can be difficult to navigate when you’re not sure where to start. This month, we gathered some of the best tips for choosing the right swimming pool glass tile, and what the H&H Custom Pools team can do for you.

Glass Tile PoolStyle

Before you begin your selection, make sure you do your research on what style you want for your custom swimming pool.

Whichever style, size, or color you choose, consider your personal style and the environment in which you’ll be using it. Transparent glass tiles generally refract light. Mosaic tiles are opaque, while iridium-coated tiles have an iridescent sheen. Transparent and translucent tiles allow you to see the setting materials behind them.

Tip: It is important to use a white or off-white thinset with these tiles to maintain its true color. The grout color should match to keep the look consistent throughout your swimming pool.

Location

Consider the location in which your glass tile will be located. Glass can be slippery; therefore, we do not recommend placing them on top of the steps of your swimming pool.

Combining glass and stone is also an excellent design option. For a cost-effective alternative, consider adding glass accents interspersed with travertine tile in a raised area of your pool.

Cost

As with most products, quality plays a major role in the cost of your custom glass tile swimming pool. The most affordable are poured glass tiles that are manufactured in China, whereas more expensive glass tiles are imported from Italy and Spain.

Generally, common factors that impact cost include:

  • Glass tile quality
  • Manufacturing
  • Color choice

Trust the Professionals

At H&H Custom Pools, our highly-trained team of custom pool design and installation professionals are here to help at every stage of your glass tile installation project.

Whether you’re searching for a cost-effective glass tile alternative, or have a question about our wide selection of styles, colors, and textures, the H&H Custom Pools team is here to help simply the design process for you.

Florida swimming poolWe look forward to taking your home’s swimming pool to the next level! For more information on our glass tile design and installation services, contact H&H Custom Pools today.

Design the Perfect Glass Tile Swimming Pool with H&H Custom Pools

Ready to get started? Your perfect glass tile swimming pool is just a phone call away. To learn more about what H&H Custom Pools can do for your custom glass tile swimming pool, give us a call at (772) 545-3066 for residents of Martin County, or (561) 744-2656 for residents of Palm Beach County.

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  • Glass Balustrade
    January 9, 2017, 12:25 am REPLY

    Designing the right glass tile for your swimming pool can be difficult to navigate when you’re not sure where to start. This month, we gathered some of the best tips for choosing the right swimming pool glass tile, and what the H&H Custom Pools team can do for you.

  • Glass Balustrade
    January 9, 2017, 12:25 am REPLY

    Designing the right glass tile for your swimming pool can be difficult to navigate when you’re not sure where to start. This month, we gathered some of the best tips for choosing the right swimming pool glass tile, and what the H&H Custom Pools team can do for you.

  • Amy Tang
    June 12, 2017, 6:48 am REPLY

    Nice to read. So useful and informative tips about choosing the right tiles for my pool. Many thanks for sharing them all.

  • Julian Fraser
    January 30, 2019, 8:25 am REPLY

    With the help of this article, I am so grateful to provide such a amazing information. Keep posting and thanks for sharing.

  • rachel frampton
    January 13, 2020, 7:18 am REPLY

    Comment *I’m planning to have a swimming pool constructed in my home. That’s why I’m starting to look for tiles that will look good at my pool. I guess you’re right, aside from my personal style, I must also consider the environment where I’ll be installing it.

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