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Choosing the Perfect Color for Your Pool

Choosing the Perfect Color for Your Pool

Pool owners don’t always consider how the color of their pool, deck, and surrounding surface affects the rest of their outdoor space. Some moved in with inherited pool colors, while others are limited by the products they choose, or simply choose a color by default. Pools can look bright, modern, classic, sophisticated, or even dingy based on the coating color and impact of the surrounding environment.

Consider the Setting

First and foremost, the color of any surrounding plants, rocks, decking, or hardscaping will impact the final appearance of the water’s color. This means that picking a blue or white pool color may still result in an aquamarine tint if surrounded by grass, trees, and other plants. A pool with a white stone finish around the edge will look drastically different than a pool with the same pool color that is surrounded by red brick.

Additional environmental factors that will influence your pool color will include the sunlight on a given day, as well as the depth of the pool itself. Deeper pools are darker in appearance than more shallow pools, due to refraction of light. The water chemistry itself can also impact how the overall pool color appears, forming a cloudy or vivid appearance that will alter the pool finish color.

Choosing the Pool Shield Color

While there are a very large range of colors for our top-selling Pool Shield CRX™ coating that provides an extended-life performance cover for your pool, some of the most popular colors include:

  • White – Often used for a very light water color that is fresh and can blend in with a white stone surrounding poolside finish, this color is increasingly popular as a modern option.
  • Medium Blue – Used in many pools as a default color for a stunning pop of color in an outdoor landscape, this blue may be one of the most common choices for pool coloring.
  • Aqua – A modern color that can be a very sophisticated choice or add a pop of color, depending on the surrounding setting of the pool.
  • Royal Blue – This dark shade of blue can create a very deep pool appearance that is beautiful and otherworldly.
  • Sky Blue – A pale blue color can add a light and subtle fresh look to a pool that blends in more with the environment and has a clean but natural appearance.
  • And, there are many other colors, including gray, black, beige, and green, that are less often considered but can also create beautiful pool color choices. One of the biggest considerations is whether the pool should blend with the outdoor space or pop as a focal point.
  • Our customers have given Pool Shield CRXTM very high reviews for a beautiful product that lasts for its full 5-year durability promise and even beyond in many cases. The chlorinated rubber coat offers a waterproof and sunblock protection that helps reduce damage to your pool lining. The color lasts with a nonfading formula that is easily recoated after several years.
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