Choosing the Best Pool Interior Colour: Pebblecrete Colours
Blue, Green or even Black – the choice is yours!
When considering a swimming pool at your house there are so many factors to think about – and the pebblecrete pool colour is the hardest choice new pool owners face. Location, size, shape, inground, above ground, concrete, tiles, landscaping. It’s no wonder that the colour of your swimming pool might not be at the forefront of your mind during the initial stages of your journey.
When designing your dream concrete swimming pool, our design consultant will help make this part of the selection process easier for you.
Bring on ‘Bali Mix’ and let’s start with the most obvious colour – Blue
Blue swimming pools have been the most common option since their very beginning. Blue symbolises calm, tranquil, holiday, ocean vibes, so it’s no wonder most people want to bring this feeling into their swimming pool project and feel like they are on vacation all year around.
Bali Mix is our most commonly sought-after pebble colour and comes standard with our swimming pool quote. This provides a lovely, light blue, crystal-clear water colour. This tone will suit any pool build and blend effortlessly into your landscape ideas.
If you want a deeper blue look – sure thing – we can add various levels of rounded blue glass chips to your pebble Crete to provide the most amazing shades of blue. This premium pebble option will also make for a smoother finish on your concrete pool.
Maybe a Green Pool Interior is Your Thing?
We are no longer limited by standard blue tones; a new trend in swimming pool builds is seeing some homeowners looking to create a natural looking oasis in their back yard using tones of green or perhaps even a black lagoon! And like most things in pool creation, it’s all a personal choice, let me explain some things that will affect your pebblecrete colour selection.
If you love the look of a green tinge swimming pool, we use a more yellow/ beige tone of pebble mixed in with white instead of traditional white and black pebbles, this change to natural tones helps to bring out the green hues in your water.
Want it whiter – no problems, we can source premium New Zealand white cement and pebbles.
Light and Dark
The position of the sun will greatly affect your pool water colour, when the sun is higher in the sky, the pool will look bright, clean and clear, however on a day when cloud cover is occurring, your pool water will look darker. Likewise. lighting at sunrise and sunset will also have a similar effect on your pool water colour.
A pool that is deeper and larger in size will have different variable colours compared to a swim out, ledge or spa. Shallower water in spas, swim outs or on steps, will look a lot more like the raw pebble colour selected. As the pool gets deeper, you don’t see the pebble colour as much as you see the overall water colour.
Light It Up
The addition of swimming pool lights not only add ambiance to your pool, creating an inviting look after the sun sets, but they can also make your pool water look a brighter blue or white – depending on the light and colour you select. No longer do you only have to have 1 light on the side of your swimming pool, ask us to include additional lights in your swimming pool to suit your desired look – or consider the addition of full LED lighting strips around the top under edge of your swimming pool – it will create an amazing, glamourous feel to your swimming pool landscape.
On your last tropical getaway, did you look the ocean or a hotel swimming pool and say “YES!! – that’s the colour I want in my back yard”, out comes the phone or camera ‘CLICK’! No matter how hard we try to recreate this look for you, its not always going to be 100% the same, the smallest of variances can make even 2 pools sitting side by side look vastly different from each other.
Landscape for the win
When considering what landscaping and surrounds you will use around your swimming pool, spare a thought for your pool water, a lighter surround, like white or natural stone, will influence the colour of the water to be a lighter shade of blue in comparison, think Mediterranean blues and whites. Whereas yellowish tones in your coping and pool area surrounds, may produce a greenish tinge to your pool water.
How’s the chemistry?
When pool water is balanced and you have your pool water chemistry correct, it will cast the water colour correctly, low chlorination, high metal count and pebble dust can make your pool water look slightly green or cloudy. We recommend waiting about a week from when your pool has been filled to look at the water colour for a true reflection of what your water colour will be.
Needing some inspiration on pool colours?
Check out our pool design gallery and let the team at Gold Coast’s award-winning Bali Pools help you choose the perfect swimming pool colour for your new concrete swimming pool. Call us today 07 5576 0900 to get started on your free, no obligation quote.