Wouldn’t summer be boring without some fun and splash in the swimming pool? For a long-lasting and sustainable enjoyment, there are a few points that must be taken under consideration. It can be a personal or a public pool but safety, hygiene, repair and maintenance are a few things that must be thought of beforehand while beginning its construction. The aim is for it to be safe yet functional.
When in the planning stage the primary thing to do is to choose the right pool tiles since, after water, pool tiles are the next thing that you are going to be in contact with the most. They must check all the boxes of safety, hygiene and repair and maintenance. The choice of pool tiles will decide the look it will present to the swimming pool. Designing a healthy, relaxing, recreational and aesthetic swimming pool is the chief aim. Pool tile is a smart addition to swimming pool construction from an architectural as well as durability perspective.
One can get the pool tiles placed in various patterns such as straight, circular or motif. There are various types of tiles available in the market and one should be careful of the material of the tile one chooses. Tiles must be glossy finished so that friction is not created and safety is taken care of as well as it is easy to step and move on them through the water. Since you’re not going to be floating and swimming all the time while in the pool, this is an important factor to be considered. Some other factors to be considered for prolonging the durability of construction is exposure to sunlight and exposure to a substance.
Taking an outdoor swimming pool under consideration, exposure to sunlight plays an important role in the durability of tiles. The sun is going to shine regularly and thus the material of pool tile must be able to withstand such constant exposure. Due to this reason, the majority of swimming pools are made of glossy finished or glazed tiles. These types of pool tiles are also fade-resistant and acid-resistant and can endure for a long time without losing their form or look.
Constant exposure to a substance is another factor that can significantly hamper the life of the pool tiles. Tiles used at other places are not constantly exposed to some material that will break or corrode the tiles, but pool tiles are constantly submerged in water as well as chlorine or some other disinfectant. Thus pool tiles customarily have a water absorption of less than 0.5% so that water forms a permanent bond with tile adhesive and does not damage the tiles.
Types of pool tiles one can choose from are:-
1) Porcelain and Ceramic pool tile
2) Stone-look pool tile
3) Glass pool tile
To conclude, if installed and maintained with precision and care, pool tiles can last much longer in comparison to any other finishes, eventually saving time as well as proving economical. Thus have a joyful, long-lasting and beautiful swimming pool experience by choosing appropriate pool tiles according to your style preference and other exposure conditions.