Learn the Different Kinds of Pool Mosaics

08/14/2019
by Blue Water Pool Mosaics

Photo by Marion Michele on Unsplash

When it comes to designing your pool mosaic, the sky really is the limit. The number of design options that you have are endless. In today’s blog, we’ll take a look at some of the different types of tile that you can use to create beautiful mosaics for pools.

Ceramic/Porcelain Tile

Ceramic tiles have been the industry standard for pool tiles for decades. One interesting detail about ceramic tiles is that they are hand-painted in solid colors or in beautiful designs. Additionally, ceramic tiles are also made in textured options that can add depth to your mosaic design. Similarly, porcelain-glazed tiles can be made to give your tiles an even bolder look.

Glass/Stone Tile

Glass tiles are becoming more popular with each passing year. From an environmental perspective, glass tiles are composed mostly of recycled glass materials. They are nonporous and the most durable pool tiles, but they are considerably more expensive. Many designers like to use glass tiles to draw attention to the crystal clear water and the rest of the pool design.

Stone tiles are another design option that might suit your pool needs. While most pool designs will rely on ceramic, porcelain, and glass elements, stone tiles present a more classic look. Using stone tiles can bring your overall backyard look together by connecting the pool area with the patio, deck, and lawn designs.

Don’t Be Afraid to Mix It Up

Everything that we’ve discussed so far is great, but in the end it’s your pool and you want a custom pool mosaic that suits your tastes and style. What you’ll find as you do your research is that many designers will mix all types of tile together to create interesting designs for their clients. Consider how color, texture, and detail can be used to create a beautiful design to suit your pool.

Ready to Learn More and Start Your Pool Mosaic?

Now that you’ve seen some of the options available for your pool mosaic, it’s time to get in contact with the experts at Blue Water Pool Mosaics. Since 1981, we’ve been a family-owned and operated business dedicated to helping thousands of customers design their perfect pool mosaics. Whether you want to use porcelain, ceramic, glass, stone, or a mixture of materials in your design, we’re here to help. Contact our design team today!


How Do I Find the Right Mosaic Design?

07/25/2019
by Blue Water Pool Mosaics
Photo by margot pandone on Unsplash

Like any other feature at your home, the visual aesthetics of your pool are important to your happiness as a pool owner. That’s easy to say but picking the right design elements for your new pool can be time consuming and frustrating. In today’s blog post, we’ll take a look at four things to consider when designing the perfect water mosaic for your pool.

Budget

One of the most important factors in beginning to design a pool mosaic is cost. Do your research and find out how much it will cost to design, create, and install your custom mosaic. Some companies may charge to provide design assistance and others might provide free mock-ups to guide you in the process. Be mindful that cost should not be the main constraint to your custom water mosaic. Be price conscious but be pleased with your new pool look.

Color

Another factor to consider when designing a custom water mosaic is the color scheme. It’s not simply about picking a color that works from a sample or a catalog. This is true because you have to consider how colors change depending on location, lighting, time of day, and other factors. Before you pick a color or a palette, take a look at the pool in which you’ll be installing the mosaic. Does the design meet your vision? How does it look in the middle of the day? How does it look at night? If possible, ask your design team for sample tiles that you can test before you buy!

Style

A third thing to consider when designing a pool mosaic is the overall style of the design. Similar to what we just discussed about color, you want to be sure that the design options suit your vision. Why spend money on a design that doesn’t fit your aesthetic or that you aren’t in love with? Consider how an updated water mosaic design will fit the aesthetic of the rest of your home. Is your taste more classic, more modern, or more eclectic? Answering this question can help guide what options are the most likely to fit your needs.

Materials

The final thing to consider when designing your custom water mosaic is material. The good news is that you have a lot of choices in your mosaic tiles. The bad news is that you have to make a decision! Pool mosaic tiles come in a large variety of materials: porcelain, ceramic, glass, and stone are the most popular. Keep in mind that different materials can change the look of your mosaic design dramatically.


Ready to Design Your Water Mosaic?

Now that you have some elements to keep in mind, it’s time to find the right experts to help you find a design to suit your needs and tastes. Since 1981, the team at Blue Water Pool Mosaics has been finding the right custom water mosaic design for thousands of customers. We’re family-owned and operated and we always have been. When you’re ready to talk about customizing your pool, contact our design team today!

Get Trendy With Mural and Reef Pool Mosaics

06/28/2019
by Blue Water Pool Mosaics

As summer moves ahead, you’re probably using your pool more than ever--but how’s it looking? There’s no better time to change the way that your pool looks than today. An easy way to revamp your in-ground pool is to add a custom pool mosaic. If you and your family love spending time in your pool now, imagine how much more fun you’ll have swimming in a pool with a cool mosaic pattern. When you’re ready to design, come to the right experts!

At Blue Water Pool Mosaics, we take pride in offering a variety of mosaic tiles to help you redesign your pool. Bring us an idea of your own or feel free to select an existing design and we’ll work to bring you the beautiful pool you desire! Finding the right experts to design your project is essential to your happiness! In today’s post, we’ll look at the growing popularity of mural and reef pool mosaics.

Mural Mosaics

Mural mosaics are the more flexible of these two options. A pool mural mosaic can take the shape of nearly anything you and your family can imagine. You might consider something abstract, a cityscape, or anything else in between. The only limit is your imagination!

Reef Mosaics

A reef mosaic usually contains elements of ocean life: coral reefs, shells, fish, sharks, and other elements of underwater life. Imagine diving below the surface and seeing all the beauty of life under the sea! You’ll want to stay in the pool all summer long!

Don’t Forget the Extras

Once you’ve decided on the main mosaic piece for your pool, consider adding on some extra features for your pool steps and the other walls. Remember that it’s your pool and you deserve to enjoy it as much this summer as you will for summers to come!

High Quality Mosaics For Every Taste

No matter which type of mosaic you choose, Blue Water Pool Mosaics will use the same high-quality materials to design and construct your mosaic. We use the highest quality tiles in a variety of materials, including glass and glazed. You can even select a photo printed mosaic if that suits your style and budget.

Blue Water Pool Mosaics has been a family-owned part of the community since 1981. We pride ourselves in having the widest selection of pool mosaic tiles in a variety of styles. A member of our team is ready to help you create your custom design--the best part: all mosaics arrive to you assembled. Even better: they are easy to install in your pool. Contact Blue Water Pool Mosaics today!

How to Choose Your Pool Mosaic Tiles

06/18/2019
by Blue Water Pool Mosaics

Looking for pool mosaic tiles? These summertime designs are the perfect way to personalize your swimming experience. Of course, you’ve got a lot of options. Sometimes it’s hard to narrow down all those choices. Don’t worry. We’re here to help. If you’re struggling to choose the right pool mosaic tiles , here’s a process that you can use to make it easier.

Don’t Overthink It

Sometimes, all you really need is to go with your gut. Sure, you’re making a pretty big change to your pool, but at the end of the day, this decision is about making your swim time more fun and enjoyable. Ask yourself if you’re overthinking this decision. Are you second guessing a choice that your gut made a long time ago? If that’s the case, then quit overthinking and relax. Get the mosaic tiles that you like best. By the way, if the idea of a permanent commitment scares you, you can always go with a vinyl drop-in mosaic .

Big Picture

Okay, but what if you’re not overthinking it? What if you truly just don’t know where to start? No worries. Start with the big picture. You may feel overwhelmed if you scroll through a bunch of pool mosaic tiles right now, so don’t do that just yet. Instead, ask yourself broad questions. For example, what overall vibe do you want with your design? Fun? Sophisticated? Nautical? Once you nail down those answers, you’re heading in the right direction.

Narrow it Down

Now that you’ve got the big picture in your head, it’s time to narrow it down. This would be a great time to scroll through some products for inspiration. If you know you want something fun, look for some cartoon characters and fun animals. If you’re going for something more sophisticated, look at some mandalas or glass pool mosaic tiles.

Look at Your Pool

Still having trouble choosing between designs? Then your next step is to walk outside. Take a look at your pool. If you don’t have a pool yet, look at the space where the pool will be. Look at your surrounding colors and decor. You’ll get a good idea of what colors and designs will look good in that space.

Pool Mosaic Tiles

Still need help deciding? Or are you ready to order your pool mosaic tiles now? Either way, check out this gallery for some inspiration, or get in touch with us today.

Pool Safety 101: Tips & Statistics On Having A Safe Summer

06/13/2019
by Blue Water Pool Mosaics

The summer is here and there is no better way to celebrate summer and warm weather than some fun in the sun, right next to the pool.

Swimming pools are great for family fun, but don't forget about pool safety! In order to usher in the summer safely, we've put together an infographic that covers the most important pool safety tips.

Pool Safety Tips


Important Pool Safety Tips for the Summer

1. Always keep an eye on your children when they're near a pool.

The reality is that 75% of all drowning deaths in children under 15 occur at someone's house, whether at home or at a friend's. The younger your loved one is, the more likely they are to drown. Children between the ages of 1 - 4 are at the highest risk.

2. Make sure you communicate who is responsible for watching the children.

It's important not to "assume" that the kids will be fine because there are more adults present. Always have someone in charge and responsible for keeping an eye on the kids. Communication is important when it comes to keeping the little ones safe.

3. Enroll your child in swimming lessons and show them basic pool safety techniques.

Teaching your child at a young age about the dangers of drowning is important. If they do not understand the risk, they are more likely to be injured or worse. Children should also be taught to play safe together when near a pool.

How to Develop Custom Design with Mosaics

06/12/2019
by Blue Water Pool Mosaics
Photo by Pineapple Supply Co on Unsplash

When designing your dream pool, you should get a pool that is as enjoyable to look at as it is to swim in. Building a beautiful pool doesn’t have to take a lot of time or money. Finding the right design team to create the pool of your dreams should include elements that reflect your taste and style. In this blog, we’ll look at designing custom pool mosaics that fit your desires.

Customized to Your Tastes

The great thing about using mosaic designs in your pool is that the possibilities are endless! Vibrant colors, shaped designs like flip flops and dolphins, or something simple--all are available. No matter what your style is, a great designer will help you find exactly the right design for your pool. As the owner of a custom pool mosaic, you have the power to make it your dream pool. Consider tiles in a variety of colors and sizes to create your one of a kind design project.


Get the Kids in the Pool

When you’re beginning to plan your custom pool mosaic, think about who will be spending the most time in your pool. Most likely, it’s you and your kids. Look into designs that will make the kids want to swim in the family pool. You could select one theme like fish, or mix and match to suit a variety of different tastes. Have fun designing with the whole family.


Color Your Pool Mosaic

Consider designing a custom pool mosaic that reflects a color scheme to compliment the pool’s shape. You can also consider colorful designs that showcase the rest of your home. A mural design that fills the entire pool with a vibrant scene might just be the ticket. Try to select a design that is beautiful but relaxing.


The Devil Is in the Details

No matter what design items make the most sense to your project, take care to select other extra details to add to the custom pool mosaic. Items like decorative steps, internal lighting, and complementary borders can truly bring the whole design together. Many mosaic tiles are hand-cut pieces of glass that add that extra touch of elegance.


When you’re ready to design your custom pool mosaic, come to the experts. Blue Water Pool Mosaics has been a family-owned and operated company in the community since 1981. For high quality mosaics that are easy to install, get in contact with a member of our design team today!

Enhance Your Pool Aesthetics with Pool Accents

06/11/2019
by Blue Water Pool Mosaics

You may have a lovely pool, but perhaps it’s missing something. Maybe a small personal touch is exactly what your pool needs. A few pool accents can take your pool’s aesthetic to new levels.

Set Your Pool Apart

How many pools are in your neighborhood? Do a lot of those pools look the same? If any of your neighbors used the same builders that you used, chances are good that you and your neighbors have similar-looking pools. You can set yours apart, though. Pool accents can help. A full pool mural will certainly make your pool stand out from the rest. However, even the smallest changes can give you exactly what you need. Small accents around the steps can make your pool unique. Or maybe you’d rather have some fish swimming near the bottom. In any case, your neighbors will take notice during the next pool party.

Revisit Your Childhood

Looking for a fun aesthetic? Your pool can have just that. Cartoon fish, fun mermaids, and more can swim across your pool all year round. You can also swim with Linus and Lucy if you’d like. Summers are all about fun. Your pool can help you add a splash of fun back into your life. Whether you have kids or you just want to revisit your own childhood, fun pool accents will give you the look that you want.

Build Your Oasis

Maybe you’d prefer the aesthetic of an island oasis. Pool accents can help you with that, too. With these accents, you can add palm trees, tropical fish, coral, manta rays, and so much more. You have plenty of options when you’re ready to customize your pool. Mix and match to get a look that’s uniquely yours.

Add Elegance

If you want to add a touch of elegance to your pool, then accents can help you do that, too. Medallion pool mosaics, glass tiles, and mandalas can all add grace and sophistication to your pool. Like the centerpiece on a table, a mosaic in a pool draws just enough attention.

Pool Accents

Are you ready to build your own pool aesthetic? Blue Water Pool Mosaics has lots of options. From fun to elegant, we have the choices you need to enhance your pool. Take a look at your options on our website. You’re sure to find the look that you love.

Affordable Designs for Your Swimming Pool

04/24/2019
by Blue Water Pool Mosaics
Photo by Anna Demianenko on Unsplash

You sure want a beautiful swimming pool design in your backyard, but everyone has a budget. It would be nice to have a pool which is affordable and gives you pleasure and satisfaction during the summer months. Gorgeous swimming pool designs don't have to be very expensive. A seasoned creative team can help you design an aesthetic pool with the latest trends without spending a fortune.,

Affordable Design Choices

There are so many choices when it comes to designing a swimming pool. You can make it as luxurious as you like or customize it based on your budget. Factors that influence the cost are pool dimensions, material that you use and if you want to include a spa along with the pool. How much of your backyard are you going to use for the swimming pool? You need to think about any add-on features such as a waterfall or fun slide. These additional features will take extra space. When you hire a consultant, they can work with you to build the best pool within your budget.

Shape of Pool

A pool enhances the look of your home and definitely increases its value. What’s exciting about a pool is that you can design it in whichever shape you want. Whether you want a simple rectangular shape or an elaborate lagoon, you can decide based on how large your backyard is and how much you are willing to spend on it. You can even customize your pool design with add-on features or upgraded materials.

Include Mosaic Tiles

Standard pools can also be accentuated with mosaics to enhance the look. Mosaic tiles come in various styles and designs, and with an original pattern you can do so much with your swimming pool. When it comes to pool, tile, and accents, you want everything to complement each other so it can provide a relaxing environment. You just need to ensure that you can enjoy the design you pick for a long time to come. There's no better way to decorate your swimming pool than by adding a mosaic. Whether you desire dolphins, turtles, fish, or mermaids, Blue Water Pool Mosaics offers the largest selection of ceramic and glass mosaic pool tiles.

Blue Water Pool Mosaics has been serving the community since 1981 and is a family-owned company. We offer incredibly high quality and excellent customer satisfaction. Our pool mosaics come pre-assembled, and they are pretty straightforward to install. For all your swimming pool needs, please contact us and get your pool design started.

New Age Trends in Pool Mosaic Design

04/10/2019
by Blue Water Pool Mosaics

Come summer, your swimming pool becomes the favorite place to hang out for your entire family. With all the modern trends and techniques, you can uniquely decorate your swimming pool with your chosen mosaic tiles. Pool mosaic designs have unlimited variations, and when you blend mosaics with your unique sensibility, you can create magic. You can even visit trade shows to look for the latest design trends and get inspiration to work on your pool.

New Age Trends

By finishing your pool with polished materials like glass tiles and earthy textures like pebbles and stones, you can enhance your backyard look. Glass tile, new decking materials, and fountains are becoming popular lately. Skilled artisans can create beautiful art in your backyard so that you can be inspired to use your pool during the hot summer months. There are many varieties of tiles available to enhance the look of a pool. When the light plays off of glass tiles, it enhances the entire pool look for the homeowners. Additionally, darker mosaics in blue and purple hues add some extra sparkle to your swimming pool

Other Enhancements

Your pool designs are expressions of your personal style. With the right kind of tile design, your pool can look dreamy and impressive. You can also accentuate your pool with outdoor furniture and reflective lights. Decks and walkways also offer an opportunity for creativity, and they can be designed to complement your pool’s surface. Additionally, newer applications have made the mosaic installation less labor intensive and more affordable. You can customize your pool as much as you like. For instance, you can have a centerpiece medallion at the bottom of your pool and accentuate it on the sides with smaller tiles.

How Can Blue Water Pool Mosaics Help?

At Blue Water Pool Mosaics, we are proud of our extensive collection of mosaic tiles that we have been supplying for years. You will find unlimited designs ranging from simple shapes to luxurious murals. Moreover, you can eve come up with your own design and order a custom mosaic. When you get creative, you can make an infinite number of designs with pool mosaics. Whether you are interested in small tile accents or large underwater tile murals, we have everything you need. You can also choose from an extensive color palette to make your contemporary designs stand out.

Blue Water Pool Mosaics has been serving the community since 1981 and is a family-owned company. We offer the largest possible selection of ceramic and glass mosaic pool tiles, and we promise incredibly high quality. Our pool mosaics come pre-assembled and are easy to install. Contact us today to start designing your dream pool.

Make Your Pool Sparkle with Glass Pool Tiles

03/27/2019
by Blue Water Pool Mosaics

Glass mosaics are a beautiful addition to any swimming pool. Make your pool more inviting by adding some glass tiles to the bottom or border of the swimming pool. Glass pool mosaics are nonporous, so they are not affected by strong pool chemicals. They also will not become frosted over time. These mosaics will turn your pool into a work of art. Friends, family, and neighbors will designate your backyard as the new hang out spot all summer long with these beautiful additions to the pool. Here are a couple of ways to make your pool sparkle with glass mosaics.

Glass Mosaic Border

Glass tile blends are the perfect thing to put on the waterline of your pool. This will add pizzazz and sparkle to the pool. Pick from tiles in many different colors and sizes. For example, you can pick a standard blue 2”x4” tileset or a more unique seafoam tileset of mixed sizes. The options are endless, allowing pool owners to make their pool look truly unique. Another idea for using glass pool mosaic borders is to line the pool steps with the tiles. These tiles can also be purchased for a bathroom or kitchen allowing homeowners to create an overall color theme for their homes. In addition, these tiles can be used for the entire bottom of the pool if you are interested in more than just borders.

Mosaic Theme

Make the bottom of your pool sparkle with a glass mosaic theme. You could create an entire “under the sea” theme with these gorgeous tiles. Include different types of fish, turtles, starfish, an octopus, and a coral reef scene to complete your underwater world. For a more classic subdued look, add a medallion or compass mosaic to the bottom of the pool. You could even create an underwater garden with glass mosaic flowers like roses or hibiscus. There are many different combinations you can put together to create your own unique underwater world.

Not only are these glass pool mosaics beautiful and durable, but they are also hand-cut. Blue Water Pool Mosaics even includes a lifetime warranty on the mosaics. Elevate your pool from plain to exciting with glass pool mosaics. Whether you choose borders or an entire underwater theme, the glass tiles will make your pool even more inviting. Contact Blue Water Pool Mosaics today for more information about styling your pool with glass mosaic tiles.

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We bought a home last year. I was excited about the location and trees/landscaping around the property, however we did not take into consideration the true cost of remodeling the house and of course the POOL. Since I could not afford pebble tech or the new fancy materials to refinish it, we almost considered covering it. Glad we did not! Look what we got by adding new plaster and a few ceramic tile mosaics. We got the ideas and the tiles from you site. Thanks!
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