During the process of renovating your backyard/pool, you’re likely to hear a lot of claims about what products or projects are right for you. Maybe you’ve heard that stainless-steel outdoor appliances are a must, or that you absolutely need to install a brand-new fire pit. Whatever it may be, the renovation process is usually accompanied by a long list of recommendations. However, all these recommendations seem to be a bit saturated. At Cape Cod Pool Repair, we recognize this and are committed to giving our customers sound advice—what you actually need with your pool renovation project, rather than advice we simply think you need. Here, we’re discussing why you—actually and truly—need pool tile and coping, starting with the basics.
Pool tile is pretty self-explanatory—it’s tile, for your pool. Tile provides a break between your plaster finish and the coping, to make it easy to clean oils and organic compounds that would normally stain your plaster. But more than that, pool tile is a great way to customize your space. With pool tile, you can incorporate unique designs into your waterline, steps, finishes, floor, and more. Implementing custom pool designs can make a big difference on the overall appearance of your backyard. When looking for the perfect pool tile, one element that’s important to think about is material. We believe that the perfect pool tile material is something that’s both sturdy and beautiful. When browsing for this, we recommend selecting any of the following tile materials:
Now it’s time to cut to the chase. What are the benefits of pool tile and coping? Or, in other words, why do you need them? Although there are many benefits to installing both pool tile and coping, the top three benefits we see include: 1. Aesthetics 2. Safety 3. Maintenance
First and foremost, pool tile and coping give your outdoor area a clean look. Coping that’s around the exterior of your pool, and pool tile that is on the interior of your pool makes a difference from a design perspective. These materials help complete your yard, providing a clean and cohesive look. Pool tile and coping are also great because they’re very customizable from a design perspective. Both items come in a variety of colors, ranging from neutral tones to vibrant blue and green tones. We find that most prefer neutral colors for coping, and blue colors for pool tile. But, you have the flexibility to customize these designs however you’d like. Just stop by to see us at Cape Cod Pool Repair to get started on your custom design.
In addition to adding a finished feel to your backyard, pool tile and coping also help with safety. Both materials play an integral role in keeping you and your loved ones safe. For example, pool tile and coping provide a non-slip surface, which is especially important for getting in and out of your pool or spa. These materials also work to protect you from a hot pool deck in the summer. Think of all the times you’ve run across the yard in the blazing heat, trying to find shade to cool down your feet. Those that live in Arizona, most likely know this struggle first-hand. Pool tile and coping assists in this common summertime problem. Pool materials, like travertine, stay cool to the touch, even in direct sunlight. This means that with pool tile and coping, you’ll be able to enjoy your pool deck without the fear of burning your feet.
Pool tile and coping are also both functional pieces, as they work to maintain your outdoor area. Pool tile and coping provide an additional sealant in your pool. This helps secure the foundation of your pool, so there are no leaks or cracks. What seems like a small hairline crack now, can quickly turn into a much larger problem down the road, which is why this additional sealant is crucial. Pool tile also helps keep your pool clean. Pool skimmers and automatic pool vacuums respond better to porcelain, ceramic, or travertine surfaces than to surfaces that are left unfinished. Keep this in mind when contemplating whether pool tile and coping are right for you.