Custom Waterline Tiles: Pools & Fountains

Increase The Beauty and Value of  your Water Feature

Examples of our Waterline Tiles on Pools, Fountains, and Spas

Waterline Tile Coordinates with Grill by columns

This pool was finished with classic hand-screened waterline tiles. This tile is our HS 66 (Hand-Screened) dark blue and turquoise tile. Other popular pool waterline tiles are the HS 52 and HS 56.

Waterline Tile Outdoor Grill coordinates with pool

This outdoor grill area was done in hand-painted tiles to coordinate with the hand-screened tiles in the pool area pictured above.

The tile used in this design is our hand painted HP 502.

Swimming pools once a luxury only the very wealthy could afford are now more readily attainable.  During the day the pool is a gathering place for socializing and fun.  At night, when lit, the pools adds atmosphere to the evening.  A fountain or spillover can add a gentle sound of running water for relaxation.

 

 

Swimming Pool History

In the 50’s pools were rectangular, in the 60’s the kidney shape pool was introduced.  In the 70’s along with the exercise craze came a longer lap pool, in the 90’s the infinity edge was popular and recently the beach entry pool is a trend.

 

 

Swimming Pool Shapes

There are many things to consider when choosing the shape, size and location of your pool.  It is important to consider first the space available to you.  What are your goals to make the most out of the space you have?  How much decking or patio do you need in comparison to the pool? How will you use your pool and what kind of activities will the pool be used for.  Keep in mind that the shape of the pool directly influences the cost of the pool.

 

The most common shape is the rectangle.  It is a traditional shape that never goes out of style.  You can soften the corners, cut off the corners, create a “bubble” on the ends or round off the ends to create an oval.  

 

The “L” shaped pool is popular for sports-focused pools.  This shape can accommodate a lap pool and an area for relaxing or fun and games.

 

A free form pool, including the kidney shape, blends in best with the environment; the soft lines give the pool a more natural look.

 

Infinity pools also referred to as vanishing edge or negative edge pools, are one of the most dramatic design effects.  This pool style is most often used with a large body of water as the view beyond the edge. 

 

The beach entry swimming pool is becoming popular among pool buyers.  This pool has a sloped graduated opening that replaces the steps.  A popular trend is to install beach chairs and an umbrella in the shallow area.

 

 

Spa Features & Fountains

Another consideration in selecting the shape of the pool is whether you will incorporate a raised spa feature.  The spa can be built in a corner, side, or end of the pool.  The spa is typically raised 12-18” and allows for a waterfall spillover, providing a tranquil setting.  The raised spa is an excellent opportunity to express your style.  We can help you create a focal point with our hand-painted tiles.  Depending on the location of the spa you may decide to continue the tile around the entire outside wall or end the tile at the waterline.  We can show you different options available to you.

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Waterline Tile Guttman Spa

This is a example of a separated Spa showing an installation independent from a pool.

The tiles used in this design are our HS-55 for the waterline and HP-531B in the column.

Independent Spas and Water Features

With plenty of space, some homeowners choose to have a spa built independently of the pool.  This allows you an opportunity to incorporate planters, columns or urns to complete your design.  We often use the same tile for the waterline of the pool and spa.

Waterline Tile Mural Wall Accent Seaside
You can incorporate a scenic element with a custom Mural design. This is an example of a peaceful seaside scene.

In-Stock and Custom Tiles

Tradtitional Designs: Many of our hand-screened waterline tiles are kept in stock for immediate shipment – making them a more affordable option. Each design has taken months to create a pleasing combination and placement of colors making them a perfect way to enhance the look of your pool. These tiles cannot be modified. 

Custom Designs: If you want a more personalized option to fit your color palette, our line of hand-painted waterline tiles can be customized any way you choose. These tiles require a 3-6 week delivery time and can be used in conjunction with the hand-screened tiles.

 

 

 

 

Murals

Adding a fountain or outdoor mural to your space can complete your backyard oasis.  Mizner Tile Studio has helped in the design of many free-standing fountains at the entry of the home, in the garden or near the pool.  Fountains provide a calming sound and relaxing atmosphere.  When placed at the entry they welcome your guests with the tranquil sound of running water.  

Murals can be used to camouflage a large blank wall or tucked into a space that provides a view where there was none.  We can create something fun or a design that blends with the environment incorporating plants, flowers, trees and birds.  Many of our clients come back over and over again to add more areas where they can incorporate our tiles. 

Waterline Tile Mural Floral Accent post
This is a custom Mural design incorporating a beautiful floral scene.
Waterline Tile Wall and Fountain

This shows an installation of many design elements and tiles. Hand painted and hand screened tiles in waterline, border and field varieties.
Multiple tiles were used in this design: HP-568, HP-569, HP-570 and HP-571  from our Hand Painted Tile Collection.

Expert Advice

Mizner Tile Studio has been producing custom tiles for more than 23 years.  We have been involved in hundreds of water feature projects and are happy to share our experience and knowledge with you.  If you want to see all of our the waterline tiles that we currently have in-stock click here.

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