Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Who Says Butterfly(Fish) Aren’t for Pools?

As any pool owner knows, your pool is much more than just a place to hang out and go swimming. Instead, it’s your sanctuary. It’s where you go to unwind from the busy day and let your troubles drift away with the soft waves created by your gentle backstroke. 

This is why it’s understandable you’d want to elevate the design of your pool. After all, a pool is never “just a pool.” It’s a part of your home that deserves all the love and attention that you receive from it. That’s why you should consider installing a pool mosaic. 

But what kind of mosaic should you get? If you’re a fan of the tropics, why not consider a beautiful butterflyfish (they’re one of the most popular fish, you know)? 

Why a Saddled Butterflyfish? 

The easy answer is: why not? But the more detailed answer has everything to do with what these tropical fish represent. 

Typically found in the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans, the saddled butterflyfish has a long, oval body that kind of represents a disc. Even though there are over 100 different species of butterflyfish, the saddled butterflyfish is known for its beautiful, colorful, albeit interesting markings. 

It’s these markings that tell you why saddled butterflyfish mosaics make such impressive works of art either inside of or surrounding your pool or lanai. Their bright, mismatched colors immediately draw your eye and contrast with the turquoise waters of your pool. 

By adding saddled butterflyfish mosaics to your pool area, you’ll feel like you’ve been transported to the tropics. Hang up some shimmering lights, play some tropical music, light a tiki torch, and you’ll make your backyard your very own private island getaway. 

What if I Want a Raccoon Butterflyfish Mosaic Instead? 

We say go for it! Remember earlier when we said that there were over 100 species of butterflyfish? Meet another member of the pack: the raccoon butterflyfish. 

The raccoon butterflyfish is a gorgeous creature. Sporting vibrant white and yellow features, it’s actually its color pattern that makes it such a unique fish. In fact, the black and white stripes over the tip of its face and its eyes are its “raccoon” mask (hence the name). This helps keep it safe from dangerous predators. 

But when you install a raccoon butterflyfish mosaic in your pool, the only “predator” it will have to worry about is when the kids play Marco Polo in the pool, creating a long-lasting game of hide and seek. 

Because of the raccoon butterflyfish’s bright yellow scales, this mosaic of the same color will immediately draw your eye. Plus, if you want to customize your colors, you can. When it comes to pool mosaics, there are endless options. 

A Festive Glow-in-the-Dark Copperband Butterflyfish Mosaic Can Add Personality to Your Pool at Night

While the above butterflyfish mosaics are beautiful, many of them can sadly only be enjoyed during the daytime hours. That’s why, if you’re considering a pool mosaic, you should also consider one that glows in the dark. 

While butterflyfish don’t actually glow in the dark in the wild, this is a pool mosaic! It doesn’t have to follow exactly what these gorgeous aquatic creatures do. If you want to make your pool come alive at night, look into a mosaic that glows in the dark. 

If you really want to capture the feel of the tropical waters at night, a glow-in-the-dark pool mosaic can mimic one of those bioluminescent events when parts of the ocean literally glow in the dark. It’s a naturally-occurring phenomenon you can mimic in your own backyard with a pool mosaic. 

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