Under your pool coping and above your plaster in your swimming pool lies a band of pool tile. You may ask yourself why do I need to put tile there? Or, why do I have to pick a certain type of pool tile to go there? Well those are good questions
to ask. First, the skimmer or skimmers in your pool has a opening or throat. The tile will usually enclose the skimmer/s. The reason you don’t have plaster going all the way up to the bottom part of your skimmer is because plaster needs water to prevent it from cracking. If it is exposed to pure air without water it will crack at least get hairline cracks. If it does so the pool would be susceptible to leaking there. That is the reason you have pool tile there. To answer the second part of the question, you must select a pool tile that is frost proof. If the pool tile is not frost proof, during a possible freeze the tile can actually pop off of the pool. Tile today comes in very many different colors/styles. Most people today are going with the more earthy, monochromatic colors. If you chose a pool tile with a pattern you may get bored or tired of the tile in a short time. The more busy the tile the more you may not like it long term. If you have any pool related problems or any questions email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!
Here is a link to just one pool tile company!
Crystal Pools and Spas offers all swimming pool services include installing new pool tile!