What is the hottest trend in luxury swimming pool design?

What is the hottest trend in luxury swimming pool design?

Glass Tile: A Hot Trend for Cool Pools

From Pure Pool

Luxury Swimming Pool Design has moved forward by leaps and bounds over the last decade to decade and a half.  Cutting edge designs for custom designed concrete swimming pools has moved from a cookie cutter approach to a showcase to show off the designer’s talents.  These modern swimming pool designs are truly pieces of dynamic art, and truly put the exclamation point on the home.  One of the hottest trends is not a feature per se, but a material choice.  In this post from Pure Pool, the hottest trend in luxury pools is outlined, and it is the use of Glass.

Here is an excerpt from the post:

For some homeowners, a swimming pool is more than just a place to cool off from the summer heat — it’s also a showpiece that crowns an outdoor space. These homeowners place a high value on their pool being a work of art that contributes to their property having a sense of splendor, serenity, and tranquility. One of the hottest trends in pool beautification is glass tile.  

Once typically only used in basic colors and materials as a waterline band, glass tile is now being used to finish the interior of entire pools or in limited areas to draw the eye to the more striking features of the pool, such as a staircase, waterfall, or tanning ledge, according to LuxuryPools.com. Pool owners can choose from a vast trove of materials, including eco-friendly choices like recycled glass. You can even customize your finish to be opaque, iridescent, or matte, depending on your design sensibility. Glass is Stronger Than You Think In addition to allowing the potential for beautiful mosaic pool interiors, glass tile also happens to be much tougher than it appears. While the word glass is often associated with the word fragile, correctly-installed glass tile creates a more durable and longer-lasting surface than other pool surfaces like plaster or fiberglass. These types of finishes typically last between 5 to 25 years, while glass surfaces can preserve their look and stability indefinitely. Glass tiles can be every bit as resilient as ceramic tile with the added benefit of being non-porous, which prevents it from absorbing moisture.

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