20 Pool Tile Ideas for a Chic Swimming Hole – The Spruce


20 Pool Tile Ideas for a Chic Swimming Hole – The Spruce

20 Pool Tile Ideas for a Chic Swimming Hole


Pool tile can be the nearly invisible foundational layer that makes your swimming pool water look more blue or green. It might only noticeable from up close, or it can be treated as a decorative feature in and of itself that can be glimpsed from above by a passing bird or a drone.

You can mix ceramic or porcelain tile on the bottom of the pool, bringing it up the sides just above the waterline for a seamless look. Or you can add a contrasting border tile around the edge that will define the space between the pool and the surrounding pool patio or deck.

These pool tile ideas from the Pacific to the Atlantic to the Mediterranean coasts will show you how to use tiles to enhance your pool design in classic or modern ways depending on the setting and style of your home.



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Patterned Tile

Kern & Co. added patterned black-and-white tile on the interior, backsplash, and exterior wall of this backyard pool that softens the modern space and serves as a backdrop for an added water feature.


Written by: Kristin Hohenadel for The Spruce

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