Choose Proper Waterline Tile

Waterline tiles can provide that splash of style and color for your pool

A porcelain waterline tile does not absorb much water and will be listed as frost proof.

When are working on designing your swimming pool, the waterline tiles you choose will set the style and palette of your backyard paradise. Generally, you will have a budget for these tiles already set in your pool price. Your pool contractor will likely have some samples for you to choose from and websites you can visit to see different styles and colors. If you don’t see something that catches your eye, DO NOT be afraid to ask if you can source your own tiles.

When looking for waterline tiles it is imperative that you get the right material, if not you run the risk of the tiles popping off small pieces or cracking completely when the weather freezes. The type of tile you will be looking for is most likely going to be a porcelain or glass tile with water absorption rates of less than .05%. These tiles can be a little more expensive but are necessary to prevent damage in the future. Watch the pools you visit and you will easily see evidence of damaged waterline tiles, if the ones chosen were not frost proof.

The following areas need to have Frost Proof Waterline Tiles installed in the swimming pool to avoid damage:

  • Waveland
  • Pass Christian
  • Bay St. Louis
  • Diamondhead
  • Long Beach
  • Gulfport
  • Slidell
  • Biloxi
  • Ocean Springs
  • Mandeville
  • New Orleans

The purpose of the tile is not just for its beauty, it’s to insure that the plaster of your pool is always covered by water. If the plaster is not fully covered by the water, it will crack and ruin the surface of your pool. It is important to keep the water level of your pool at the waterline tiles. An autofill option can be added to your pool to help prevent low pool levels.