Alligator Pool Mosaics: They’ve Got Teeth! June 15 2022 Blue Water Pool Mosaics There’s been a sighting! Look out; it’s in your pool! It has a long tail and stubby legs. Then again, you may be looking at an alligator pool mosaic from Blue Water Pool Mosaics. Alligators will get your attention every time. Have you ever wondered if the glass in your sliding doors would hold? If you’ve ever seen an eight-foot reptile’s belly pressed against the glass you have. It’s not unheard of, especially in alligator country. Florida is one of those places. How many times have you cruised along the highway only to come to a dead stop? Do you wonder what in the world is backing up the traffic? Along the road that runs parallel to Route 75, you’ll find Alligator Alley. If that’s not enough to make you say, “See ya later, alligator,” nothing is. When we think of alligators, we automatically visualize the largest reptile in North America. How many movies have we seen where a skinny-dipper swims for their life with an alligator in pursuit? Typically, alligators are not aggressive animals, but if they feel threatened, watch out! They will protect their nests. Your best bet is to keep your distance. No teasing the gaters! Even though alligators are predators, they are popular – especially in Florida, which is home to thousands of gators. According to science.com, there are twenty-three crocodilian species and only two types of alligators: the American alligator and the Chinese alligator. Alligators are huge. One giant alligator in Louisiana was recorded at nineteen feet and two inches long; that’s more than the length of a full-sized car. For all of its mouth full of teeth, don’t be fooled; the beast is not smiling. Besides their enormous size, what’s so fascinating about alligators? Three things pop out. Glow-in-the-Dark Eyes People have long been thrilled by things that glow in the dark. Alligators have night vision. Alligator eyes glow red when you shine a flashlight in their direction. Alligators can see their prey even while lying almost entirely submerged, since their eyes are on top of their heads. Alligator Blood is Medicinal Alligator blood contains antibiotic and antiviral properties and is used in several treatments: HIV-1 West Nile Virus Herpes The words “miracle cure” come to mind. Skin People often suggest to others that they should develop a thick skin. Wonder if they are talking about alligator skin. Any leather crafter will tell you that alligator skin is one of the toughest out there. Alligators as Art Perhaps the most perfect of all mosaic artistic interpretations is that of the alligator. The sections lend themselves to mosaics that can complement any pool. Maybe you’d enjoy outswimming an alligator. And what fun, fantasizing about the alligator chasing you across the water without getting crushed between its grin full of teeth. The backyard pool is one of the only ways you’ll ever do that. Blue Water Pool Mosaics offers our alligator mosaics ranging from $220 — $4,556. You can get a realistic look or silhouette. And if you are inclined to yell “Go Gators!” then you’re all set. Forget the truck; wheel out a buffet and serve up some tailgating snacks for your next ballgame, hosted by your University of Florida Gators Mascot (Albert). Albert is always the life of the party. Is the alligator your spirit animal? It’s a symbol of ancient wisdom and good fortune; there’s much mythology and folklore about the alligator. Alligator Pool Mosaics from Blue Water Pool Mosaics When you install mosaics in your pool, you represent your personality. So much thought goes into deciding which one or (ones) you want. There are so many to choose from; that’s the fun part! Invite your gator friends, colleagues, and neighborhood. Why settle for a plain old pool when you can show off your team spirit? Alligators are fun and exciting, and so are you. Let us help you brainstorm your perfect pool mosaic. Give us a call today.