Tiling swimming pool with glass mosaic on Curaçao

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The glass mosaic pool in Curaçao was one of the last projects of the year. A project to remember with challenging circumstances, a time pressure, but ultimately with a fantastic result.

During his visit to Wijchen, the client – an ex professional cyclist – chose a chic and soothing glass mosaic mix of soft greens and white for the pool of his villa on Curaçao.

Placing the mosaic itself was the original plan of the client. After a crash course in installing mosaic of Tom, the son of Milovito owner Vincent, he would start working himself. During the course, the question arose whether Tom could not come to Curaçao to install the mosaic in the pool together.

And yes, that turned out to be possible!

An acrylic underwater window serves as an overflow for the upper pool.

Glass mosaic swimming pool in Curaçao, an unforgettable project

Tom left for Curaçao full of enthusiasm. Great to install such a beautiful glass mosaic swimming pool in Curaçao. What he did not know at the time was that he would be faced with extremely challenging circumstances. What would initially take 7 days to start the project turned out to be almost non-stop work for 3 weeks to finish the project on time.

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Just take a few plates against the wind and go!

Nor was it a real candy trip. Work work work. That was what needed to be done. The challenging conditions, the heat, the humidity, the clash of cultures, the clash of standards and the time pressure ensured that all energy and focus went to the project. Eat, sleep, work, repeat. Work from 5 am to 1 pm and from 4 pm to 7 pm. Not drinking from bottles, but from 3-liter jerry cans that you could use for a few hours.

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Tom van Aal at work with a view of the Caribbean sea.

We are not even talking about the client’s far above average drive and energy. The ex-cyclist really wanted to tackle and keep going. With his tongue on the knees, rolling with sweat over his head, Tom worked with the client and collected help, by the way. For almost three weeks, almost non-stop.

We therefore asked Tom; how do you look back on this project? Tom: “It was one big school! I will never forget it. I was used to making the conditions in such a way that people and material function properly. There was no tent with air conditioner here. Here the sun and the wind were master. The materials which I use must be processed in temperatures between 15 and 25 degrees. Without drafts. Because too low or too high temperatures and drafts affect the adhesive and joints such that the adhesion decreases. Then I am not talking about straight and crooked. ”

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No straight mosaic without a straight base.

“When I arrived I first measured everything. The pool edge turned out to be 3 cm slanted while an underwater window as an overflow from pool 1 to 2 had to be placed in it. I passed on my comments to the client who immediately indicated the” plasterer ” The first days, crooked and crooked shapes kept popping up until I checked the spirit levels that were being worked on, it turned out, 2 out of 3 were crooked! ”

Ultimately, the client, together with his team, did everything possible to get his beautiful beach villa on time. In addition to moving the pool, the house was also renovated at the same time. A sprint to the finish line and yes: finished on time and with flying colors!

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Golden mosaic tiles on the steps ensure a chic and safe descent into the pool.

Beach villa with a glass mosaic pool

The beach villa with a glass mosaic pool was therefore completed on time. Ready for rental. This beautiful villa has both a private beach and a glass mosaic pool. The spectacular pool consists of a main bath with a deck and a huge acrylic glass wall at the front overlooking the sea. From the main bath, the water flows gracefully down the glass wall. This water comes out one floor below in a second bath. Both a large part of the main bath and the smaller bath are covered with glass mosaic. “It is the eye-catcher of Villa Private Beach,” said the client.

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