We got the Swimming Pool Game Changers

Your outdoor inspiration, but with a patterned twist

Modern pool line design

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.

Modern pool line design

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. 

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!

Modern pool line design

A New Era In Pool Tiling

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: Meet the Clay Imports Pool Waterline tile collection! 

Unlike conventional pool tiles, Clay Import’s tiles are hand-painted and customizable. We offer bold textured relief or smooth finish tiles. Learning from designers and architects alike, we designed these tiles to feature high gloss and shimmering colors, such as deep blue and stark white. 

Like all our products, these tiles are handmade. Handmade tiles exhibit natural variations, which are inherent traits of natural materials like Terracotta. These variations in color, texture and sheen are not defects but rather a natural part of the product. We highly recommend ordering samples before making a final purchase to confirm and appreciate these natural variations in each tile.

Modern pool line design

These high-dense, high-fired clay body tiles are more resistant to damage from freezing conditions than regular clay tiles and unharmed by swimming pool chemicals. If properly installed, this product will last for decades. For best results, follow our wet area installation guide and read the FAQ below.


  • 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.

  • 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. But, if your want to maintain your tiles for the longest possible, we recommend taking a look at our Clay Care products. These maintenance items have been carefully tested with our products, and they are designed to preserve your tiles' beauty, ensuring their longevity and durability. From sealers to cleaners, purchasing these maintenance items together with your tiles not only simplifies your order but also prepares you to enjoy your tiles for a long time.

  • 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 contact@clayimports.com 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 is exactly as you desire! Please allow additional lead-time and customization upcharges for custom orders. 

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