It’s no secret that this past week has been dreary and stormy for the Bay Area. Although there is something calming about watching trees sway with the wind through rain-splattered windows, being on the other side of the glass is a completely different story. The short distance between the car and the building is long enough to drench you from head to toe. For a moment, as you stand there watching each drop drip from the tips of your matted locks down onto the floor, you begin to recall the last time you were that soaked.
No, it wasn’t murky outside then and the water did not come from the skies. On the contrary, the sun was shining and the breeze was warm. It was summertime and you had just taken a leisurely dip in the pool. Suddenly, you’re left longing for exactly just that, a mere fantasy to heat up these cold, wet, winter nights to come. But, what if we told you that you swimming pool activities aren’t just restricted to summer? You can enjoy swimming all year round with your very own indoor pool! Whether you’re ready to gut your backyard or don’t have room in your budget, allow these 4 luxurious indoor pools to inspire your next project or just get you through the imminent winter storms:
1. Falesia Pool
The Falesia pool boasts a gorgeous emblem in the center, made of tiny mosaic tiles that also make up the rest of the pool. A neutral porcelain tile was used for the pool deck, creating a simple, yet calming feel to this indoor space.
2. Eden Mar Pool
Small pebbles can be used to add tropical flair to any space. In this particular case, the pool is mainly comprised of traditional square pool tiles, but the pool border made of pebbles easily transformed what could’ve easily looked like a retro bathhouse into a something out of a spa. Rustic teak chairs, plants and a big rock accent, complete the Zen-like atmosphere. Island Stone is one of the many lines we represent in our Bay Area showrooms that carry tropical like stones.
3. Vila Porto Mare
Similar to the Falesia Pool, the Vila Porta Mare pool also utilizes mosaic glass tiles. Villa Porto Mare’s deck is made of slate tiles, which is both durable and aesthetically pleasing, carrying over that cool, modern vibe that the glass tiles provide. The glass dome ceiling will have you forgetting that you are actually inside as you lie back, floating along in this relaxing paradise. And, if this color isn’t your cup of tea, we have a wide variety of colors and styles of mosaic tiles for you to choose from in San Jose, Burlingame, and Pleasanton!
4. Hearst Castle
Unlike the other indoor pools that exuded lightness, calmness, and neutrality, the Hearst Castle pool is decked out in dense luxury and opulence. The tiles used in this grand castle are intricate and one of a kind. If you want to incorporate similar tiles, one of our favorite tile vendors, Tilevera, carries a collection called Hearst Castle—tiles that are reminiscent of the ones found in this lavish residence.
Let the rain inspire you to make that indoor addition to your house that you’ve always dreamed of but postponed. And, if you don’t think this project is in your near future, then we hope that these exotic pools have at least provided you with some comfort and solace through the storm. Remember, if you get caught in the rain, you can always take cover in one of our Bay Area showrooms in San Jose, Burlingame, and Pleasanton, where you will find yourself not only dry, but surrounded by the most diverse and exquisite collection of tile and stone slabs, including marble, granite, and more!