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Glass Pool Tiles

Posted on: September 29th, 2015 by affordablepoolrepair No Comments

Swimming pools around Exeter, New Hampshire are seeing a new trend of owners choosing to use glass pool tiles for the interior of their pool. Glass pool tiles are very attractive and they come in a very large variety of shapes, sizes, colors and textures. The touch of elegance it adds to the swimming pool makes it stand out more as a work of art. If you are considering choosing glass pool tiles for your swimming pool, this guide will help you better understand what to consider.

  • There are many different kinds of glass pool tiles which are available in the market. You can have opaque glass to completely clear and transparent glass tiles, and designs which have varying degrees of translucence. You would need to pick out the color and transparency according to what kind of effect you would want in your swimming pool. More transparent glass tiles keep the pool looking brighter while opaque glasses makes the pool look deeper and more natural.
  • Even the shape and size of glass tiles are different. Some glass tiles have a high degree of consistency, which tends to give a clean, formal look to your swimming pool while some glass pool tiles are arranged haphazardly. Large glass pool tiles with clean lines would suit more spacious pools as it gives the swimming pool a touch of elegance while the tiles which have a handmade, rugged texture would go best with smaller swimming pools.
  • Due to the large variety of material, size, color and design, glass pool tiles come in a very wide price range. They are generally priced higher than the traditional plaster finish, but there are many affordable ones which may suit your designing requirements. While choosing a glass pool tile, make sure that you take the time to see the different types which are available so that you would find the best fit.
  • The installation and repair costs of glass tiles are higher than traditional pool finishes as it requires much more skill. However, glass tiles are also very durable and they do not react easily with pool chemicals. This gives them a long lifespan.

Sometimes, glass tiles may get cracked or broken due to the changes in temperature or due to water pressure. If this is the case, make sure that you call a professional who specializes swimming pool repair. Glass tiles require special skill as the tiles are smooth so creating an underwater bond which works perfectly is essential.