How to choose the right pool color

March 16, 2021

How do I choose the right color for my swimming pool surface?

Does your company have colors to choose from?

Will it make my water blue?

These are some questions we commonly get asked by potential customers. The short answer is yes, we do offer white and blue for our pool surface.

Many companies will offer a selection of colors for your pool surface, but will it give you the look that you want?

Keep in mind, the darker the pool surface means the darker the pool appearance.

Sometimes, keeping it simple is the best choice.

If you are looking for the Caribbean crystal blue water, then we will always suggest sticking with a white surface.

This is our #1 go-to surface color and we highly recommend this surface color to all our customers for a very important reason.

The color of the pool is heavily influenced by reflection. The water will be reflecting the sky, so any additional coloring on your surface will subsequently add to that base blue-sky color.

If you think about the sand on the beaches in the Caribbean, it tends to be very bright and white. This is the reason the water appears so bright and blue.

Will the white surface look dirty all the time? Will it look dingy from dirt buildup? Most of us have learned to avoid the color white due to the experience of having to upkeep from dirt and discoloration.

For most cases, this is a good rule to follow. When it comes to your fiberglass pool surface, white is just as easy to maintain, keep looking fresh, and the color will look newer longer than most pigmentation.

Dirt, algae, and any other items that cling to your surface can easily wipe away with a sponge. If you want to always ensure a clean-looking pool, we suggest running a vacuum.

It’s as easy as that! Choosing white for your fiberglass pool surface should not create problems when it comes to fading, but be aware that if you choose a pigmented color, over time the pigments will fade and make the pool look less than desired.

Choosing the right color for your deck is just as important for a homeowner

When it comes to picking out your pavers or concrete deck color, it’s also just as important to know what to look for and how it can affect you and your guests. Like the pool surface, coloring makes a BIG difference.

Example: Our team was hired to lay new pavers on a commercial property. The commercial manager picked out a beautiful dark brown and red paver and was very insistent it was what she wanted.

The details were discussed and confirmed by the commercial manager and our construction team on multiple occasions.

The day came to perform the work and after a few days it was completed. We have her and her team inspect the work and sign off that she was pleased.

After a month has gone by, we receive a call from the property manager that she is very displeased because the pavers are getting too hot to walk on.

As you may have concluded from this story, the darker the paver or deck, the hotter the surface will be. Talking to your team of pool and deck professionals about your vision and things to be aware of is the best way to ensure you end with a final product that you love visually and functionally.

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