New England — September 2022 — Soake Pools and Artaic have joined forces to create a specialized collection of mosaic tile designs for Soake Pools’ pre-tiled plunge pools. Available on the Soake Pools website, customers can choose from five curated mosaic patterns: Greek Key, Crushed Velvet, Emulsion, Manor, or Strie. Alternatively, customers have the option to work with Artaic’s proprietary Tylist™ software to create a completely original mosaic to use in their plunge pool. Whether they want to bring in inspiration from nature, immortalize a photograph of their family and pets, or recreate a piece of artwork they admire — Artaic is able to translate any piece of inspiration into the mosaic medium for a unique and practical decoration of the pool basin.
Vitreous Glass Mosaic Tile is an ideal material for swimming pools due to its durability, versatility, and ability to hold up well in wet environments. Non-porous, fading-resistant, and highly durable tile properties allow for tile mosaics to retain their beauty and stand the test of time, making them a perfect choice for return on investment. With this new collaboration, Artaic and Soake Pools created a perfect synergy that allows for a streamlined custom pool design service to an already fantastic product. Custom tile mosaic designs are made to order, accounting for every size, groove, and curve of the pool, and allowing for color patterns to be specified according to preference. Soake Pools come precast from the highest quality concrete in an NPCA Certified plant, making them ready-made for a plumber and electrician and shortening on-site build time. The pools are delivered ready to install, saving on money, time, and the otherwise messy and long installation of traditional pools With the new customization options, this process will remain the same.
Greek Key, an exclusive pattern designed specifically for Soake Pools, incorporates a timeless motif that was conceptualized as a nod to the marrying of ancient styles and modern technologies. This recognizable pattern is also known as “meander”, which in Greek means to take an indirect path and relates to the twists and turns of the Maeander River. This continuous pattern has been dated back to the 18th century and has long been recognized as a symbol used by the Greeks. The design features the Greek Key motif throughout that dances in the pool at a 45-degree angle that mimics the flow of water and creates movement in the reflection. The old-world pattern beautifully marries with Soake Pools’ signature stonework tiling, creating a truly timeless design. The new Greek Key design features Artaic’s ¾” Vitreous Glass tile, a versatile choice that lends itself to color and resolution.
The collection offers a mix of contemporary and traditional designs, including Velvet, Emulsion, Strie, Manor, and of course Greek Key, as well as options for a solid, blend, or gradient pool design. And as with all Artaic designs, the collections can ultimately be customized to fulfill the customer’s preferences.
“Our collaboration with Artaic is so special because it allows us to offer both old world patterns and color themes, while also catering to those more keen on a modern modern look,” explains Karen Larson, co-founder of Soake Pools. “Our core offerings are a bit more neutral and subdued, while the sky is truly the limit for anything custom.”
“Soake Pools has an unbelievable client base and their pools are in rapidly growing demand,” says Kait Paradowski, Artaic’s Design Director. “Like Artaic, Soake Pools is focused on giving their customers a fantastic experience, and together we can elevate it by bringing in Artaic’s specialty: custom! We are excited to collaborate and design a collection that illustrates custom tile made easy!”
Previously reserved for luxury spas and resorts, homeowners are now installing plunge pools at home to use for relaxation, year-round outdoor entertaining, wellness, and, simply put, aesthetic excellence. Plunge pools provide any yard with a showstopping focal point, and, from a design perspective, set that space apart. Marking a rapidly growing industry of a new way to swim, Soake Pools and Artaic are excited to take the beauty that is a plunge pool to new aesthetic levels.
ABOUT ARTAIC:Artaic uses robotic technology and innovative design tools to customize, design and fabricate award-winning mosaics for private and multi-family residences, public art installations, commercial properties, and corporate standard programs, as well as hospitality, healthcare and education environments. Artaic’s proprietary Tylist™ software enables its in-house design team to customize mosaics from any source of inspiration – whether it be a drawing, photograph, logo, or idea. Artaic also offers a catalog of preconceived design collections, such as Lasting Rugs, GLYPH, Verge, and Quad, that can be customized to fit projects of any scale and made unique by an expansive material and color palette. Artaic also develops smart tile programs for their customers’ field tile needs, leveraging their unparalleled product selection of vitreous glass, sintered glass, and glazed porcelain. The Boston-based company’s tailored approach and unique manufacturing process increases design flexibility while decreasing lead time and cost, making it a go-to resource for architects, interior designers, and artists across the globe.
ABOUT SOAKE POOLS: Soake Pools are revolutionary, space-saving pools that combine the best of a pool and a hot tub, and provide year-round enjoyment. Each Soake Pools plunge pool is made in New England using state-of-the-art materials, customizable, and delivered pre-built and ready to install. Today, the Soake Pools team is constantly revolutionizing the industry, offering a steady stream of new dimensions, unparalleled luxury finishes, and a litany of safety, aesthetic, and user-friendly functionalities. Soake Pools are designed to be enjoyed year-round, equipped with the adjustability for a hot dip in the winter and a cold, refreshing plunge in the summer. The plunge pools can even provide athletic training with their resistance systems. Some additional benefits include accessibility in both size and pricing, sustainability in terms of the saltwater contents, lower water usage, and variable speed pumps. Soake Pools offer countless physical and mental wellness benefits year-round, and undoubtedly increase home value.