What are the first details people think about when they consider putting a new pool in their back yard? Most people jump right in to thinking about the pool size, the shape of the pool, or all the add-ons such as a diving board or an automatic cover. What will be the first thing people notice when they see the pool for the first time? THE COLOR!
The right color scheme can upgrade a custom pool project from simply being good to visually stunning!
The primary color of your pool is the watercolor. It is the first thing that people will notice about your pool. Contrary to popular belief, you are not stuck with classic blue.
The color of your water can be determined by several factors including:
However, the pools finish color and texture will play the biggest role in getting that perfect look.
Customized finishes in your pool blend with the water to create an amazing color that the rest of your pool can be designed around. The color of your pool’s water can vary from dark to light blue, with green or teal tints. If you want your water to have a blue look, you can select finishes that are white, blue, black, or gray. If you are interested in a green water look, you would go with a finish that is green, brown, or tan.
The color of a pool’s finish is not the only factor in the look of the pool. The texture of the finish, combined with the color, allows you to achieve a wide range of color customizations.
As an example, our friends at PebbleTec offer four distinct textures in their collection.
PebbleTec Original gives the pool a natural earthy textured look by utilizing larger pebbles.
PebbleSheen provides a more refined texture by utilizing smaller pebbles than the original.
PebbleFina offers the smoothest texture with subtle pebble exposure.
PebbleBrilliance features a blend of vibrant glass beads as well as natural stone which creates a captivating finish and uniquely brilliant water color.
To see the full line of PebbleTec colors and finishes, visit their site at pebbletec.com
With the color and look of the water determined, you can begin to add in other features such as accent tiles, lights, and accessories to create the custom pool of your dreams. The inground custom pool specialists at Pittsburgh Stone and Waterscapes will walk you through every step of the way, from idea, to design, to the pool installation.