WATERLINE | EXTERIOR

Pools and Fountains

SWIMMING POOL GAME CHANGERS


There’s nothing better than putting together a true al fresco ambiance in your backyard with the company of a swimming pool. Cooling off on a hot summer day just isn’t enough for a pool anymore.


But a swimming pool that brings immediate relief and acts as an artful focal point for the rest of your outdoor space? Now, that’s a reason to gather at the poolside.

For some swimming pools, it’s the architecture that really captures your eye. For those who always crave texture and color, nothing quite compares to a pool waterline covered in stunning handmade tile.

Palmas Shell Design by Ashley Petrone Photo by Arielle Vey

Conventional pool tile options are typically limited to small mosaic glass tile, until now. Clay Imports offers modern and fresh takes on tiled pool waterline designs—plus, a variety of intriguing patterns and colorways that you can get for your own pool!

Over the years, lots of our friends in the design community expressed frustration about “what’s out there” in the pool tile world. So we came up with numerous one-of-a-kind tile options customized to a designer’s needs in order to elevate swimming pools and fountains alike.


We garnered all our inspiration and knowledge in the tile industry to bring it up a notch!

Deep Blue Harlequin

WATERLINE | FOUNTAIN TILE

THICKNES:1/2" FINISH: GLOSS WEIGHT: 1.5 LB

TILE

ITEM

SIZE

RETAIL $

PER PRICE

COVERAGE

RETAIL $

PER LIN FT

DEEP BLUE LAYLA

RELIEF

6"X6"

$ 13.00

1 lin Ft+ 2 PIECES

$26.00

DEEP BLUE ZEBRA

RELIEF

6"X6"

$ 13.00

1 lin Ft+ 2 PIECES

$26.00

CHAMPAGNE

QUARTER CIRCLE

SMOOTH

6"X6"

$ 13.00

1 lin Ft+ 2 PIECES

$26.00

DEEP BLUE

HARLEQUIN

SMOOTH

6"X6"

$ 13.00

1 lin Ft+ 2 PIECES

$26.00

DEEP BLUE

WILMAR

SMOOTH

6"X6"

$ 13.00

1 lin Ft+ 2 PIECES

$26.00

WATERLINE | FOUNTAIN TILE

THICKNES:1/2" FINISH: GLOSS WEIGHT: 1.5 LB

TILE

ITEM

SIZE

RETAIL $

PER PRICE

COVERAGE

RETAIL $

PER LIN FT

DEEP GREEN PALMAS

RELIEF

6″x7"

$ 16.00

1 lin Ft+ 2 PIECES

$32.00

DEEP BLACK

QUARTER CIRCLE

SMOOTH

6"X6"

$ 13.00

1 lin Ft+ 2 PIECES

$26.00

DEEP BLACK CRUCES

RELIEF

6"X6"

$ 13.00

1 lin Ft+ 2 PIECES

$26.00

TIZNIT JADE

RELIEF

6"X6"

$ 13.00

1 lin Ft+ 2 PIECES

$26.00

Pool Waterline Fountains Outdoor kitchens

Water Absorption: 3% <7% Abrasive Resistance: PEI - 3 Scratch Hardness: MOHS 5 Coefficient of Friction: 0.42 Shade Variation: V2

Recommended Use

Technical

FAQ

Are these tiles “pool rated”?

This product is resistant to swimming pool chemicals and freeze-thaw cycling. However, due to their clay composition, they’re not rated as pool tiles.


What is the difference between standard tiles and Swimming Pool Waterline Tiles?

We fire the Swimming Pool Waterline Tiles at a much higher temperature than our standard Handmade Clay Tiles, which makes them more dense and less susceptible to moisture absorption.


Will these tiles crack?

If properly installed, this product will endure decades of use. For best results, follow our wet area installation guide. However, since Clay Imports Swimming Pool Waterline Tiles are handmade, expect patina and slight crazing. These characteristics are aesthetic and will not interfere with the integrity of the tiles.


Can I install them submerged, inside a pool?

Though our dense, high-fired clay tiles have been installed in fountains and swimming pools without any issues, we advise you to take extra precautions when installing these tiles in a submerged application.

North Arrow Studio Heritage House Project Photography Jeremy Doddridge

FAQ

Can I install these tiles in a fountain?

Yes, you can install this product in a fountain. However, much like swimming pool waterline applications, expect patina and slight crazing.


What is the lifespan of these tiles?

If properly installed, this product will endure decades of use. For best results, follow our wet area installation guide.


Do you offer a warranty on the installation?

Since installation of tile largely determines the integrity of the project and the tile itself, Clay imports does not warranty this product and is not responsible for dissatisfaction of material following installation. Please inspect all tile upon receipt and notify us immediately if you have any quality concerns. This guide is meant to serve as a general resource. Because each project is unique, consult your tile installer before installing your tile.


Can I customize Clay Imports Swimming Pool Waterline Tiles?

Yes, you can choose custom colors, or even a custom pattern. You can pick shades from our gloss color palette. Our team at will be happy to provide renderings, and customization assistance. We strongly recommend ordering a sample kit prior to placing a custom order, to ensure that this special product as you desire! Please allow additional lead-time and customization up-charges for custom orders.