Our interactive toolkit simplifies the selection process, breaking down basic factors that will determine how your backyard oasis will look and feel.
You may not know that there only two primary water colors for your swimming pool, blue and green. The shade of blue and green are determined by a variety of factors. The single greatest water color determiner is the background dye in the finish. For blue water look for a finish that is white, blue, black, or gray. For green water look for a finish that is green, brown, or tan.
FACTORS THAT EFFECT WATER COLOR
- Background dye of the finish (white, blue, gray, black, tan, brown and green)
- Colors in the environment surrounding your pool (home exterior color, fencing, lawn furniture, and landscaping)
- Sun exposure (backyard direction, tall trees, and screened enclosure)
- Depth and shape of the pool (the deeper the pool the darker the water)
- Water movement (water features and wind)
This water color spectrum should be used only as a guideline. The background dyes in our finishes have the primary impact on water color. The different shades of water color in the spectrum are achieved in full sun without environmental influence. Consider the other factors listed above as well as viewing pools in person before making a decision.
Our Quartz, Pebble, and Polished pool finishes have varying degrees of texture, from light to medium and ultra smooth. The textures are primarily determined by the type, shape and size of the aggregates. The general rule of thumb is the smaller the aggregate the smoother the texture.
FACTORS THAT AFFECT TEXTURE
- Aggregates: the type, size, and shape of aggregate affect the degree of texture
- Polishing: our Hydrazzo line is composed of a crushed marble base and is smoothed by a water driven polishing tool after the exposure process. Our polished finishes are the smoothest pool finishes available
- Additives: abalone shells and color coated quartz accents can beautify a pool, creating an incredible luster, but also add more texture
- Application techniques: exposure techniques affect the encapsulation and compaction of the aggregates