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With so many pool colours to choose from, selecting the perfect pool colour for your backyard can be a tricky process. Clients often begin by asking to see the most popular pool colours when visiting our swimming pool display centres. Yet, like most trends, what is popular today may not be popular tomorrow. For this reason we encourage our clients to consider a number of important factors when choosing a pool colour.
Before you begin to think about pool colour, first consider the look and feel you would like to create in your backyard. Are you after a tropical oasis, a Tuscan haven, a natural lagoon, or a modern chic outdoor space? Be sure to consider the style and exterior tones of your home. The theme of your backyard will begin to guide you towards a colour palette to work from.
Depending on the size of your swimming pool, your backyard design may feature your swimming pool as the centerpiece in its design. Like any centerpiece, it should compliment the desired look and feel whilst adding the ‘wow’ factor to the overall design.
Factors to be considered when choosing a pool colour include your backyard theme, pool surrounds, water reflection and water temperature, just to name a few. To ensure the process of choosing a pool colour is as simple yet enjoyable as possible, I’d encourage you to use the table below as a reference point when selecting the right pool colour for your swimming pool.
|Factor||Light Pool Colours||Dark Pool Colours|
|Pool Surrounds||The tone of your pool surrounds should be in contrast to your pool colour. If you choose a light pool colour, consider darker pool surrounds including:
||The tone of your pool surrounds should be in contrast to your pool colour. If you choose a dark pool colour, consider lighter pool surrounds including:
|A lighter pool colour will draw your eye to the bottom of the swimming pool and you may be more inclined to notice settled debris.||A darker pool colour will reflect the pool surrounds and create a mirror-like effect. You will be less likely to notice any settle debris at the bottom of the swimming pool.|
|Pool Water Temperature||A lighter pool colour will reflect the sunrays and cooler pool water may result. There is also a high potential for glare.||A darker pool colour will attract and absorb the sunrays. A darker pool colour may increase your pool water temperature by 2 to 3 degrees.|
When people renovate or build, it is common to collect samples (bench top, splash back tile, paint swatch, cabinetry colour, etc) to see if the combination works well and creates the desired look and feel. In the case of a pool and it's surrounds, it is important to consider the impact of water and natural light (bright Summer's day vs. dull Winter's day) - samples can take on a completely different look and feel.
Take your favourite pool coping tile sample to your pool builder's display centre and place it alongside a pool with your chosen pool colour featured. This is the best way to get a feel for how your dream pool space will look!
Don’t forget to consider how slippery your pool surrounds may become when wet. Perhaps consider a textured pool surround. And finally, we have found that dark pool surrounds can attract heat and retain heat in the surface, which may become uncomfortable to walk on during a hot summer’s day.
We find by keeping a few simple factors in mind when choosing your pool colour, you will be able to achieve the desired look and feel in your backyard in little to no time at all! Your pool builder might help you to make the right decision. To see the pool colours available with Albatross Pools, simply visit one of our swimming pool display centres open seven days a week year round.
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