How to Choose The Best Pool Plaster Color
Published May 20, 2022
People who have opted for a plaster finish for their inground pool to achieve the aesthetic you prefer must choose the perfect pool plaster colors.
The color of your pool’s water is affected by four factors: the color of the pool’s plaster, the surrounding natural environment, the amount of sunlight received by the pool, and the depth of the pool.
Importance of Pool Plaster
Your pool’s appearance can be greatly changed by the color of the plaster on its surface.
Plaster for swimming pools typically consists of nothing more than white Portland cement in its purest form. However, it is made possible to change the color of the plaster by adding various dyes or colorants to the mixture.
Changing the color of the plaster affects the water’s tint. This simple change can achieve a tropical, lake, or lagoon atmosphere.
Blue, teal or turquoise, light (blue or gray), and dark (gray/black) are the most common plaster colors in the pool color chart.
The color of the pool’s plaster can also help to conceal imperfections. Due to the sun’s UV rays and strong pool chemicals, the application will eventually begin to fade and deteriorate over time.
In white and light pool colors, stains, scaling, and shading of the pool’s plaster will be pretty visible, while a darker application can assist in masking this issue.
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Best Pool Plaster Colors to Choose
We will walk you through the considerations that must be made when choosing a pool plaster color finish to create the desired color of the water.
If you use the right shade of blue, it can appear as if you have a swimming pool full of sapphires.
Choosing a shade of midnight blue plaster is the easiest way to achieve this look. Understand that shades can vary slightly among manufacturers. Tahoe blue is a popular blue that is less strong and more classic in appearance.
Whatever your preference, blue plaster pairs perfectly with a light-colored deck to add aesthetic appeal to the pool.
Many pool owners choose teal-colored plaster for a variety of reasons, including its unique appearance.
First, it resembles pools seen in exotic Asian villas. Second, they are unique. Thirdly, it resembles a lagoon rather than a traditional pool.
Compared to green, teal plaster has a deeper tone, resulting in a darker and more consistent color across the pool.
Typically used in resorts, green-colored plasters aim for a light aqua color that gives the water a tropical atmosphere.
Because of the light tint of the plaster, the water in the shallows is noticeably different from the water in the pool’s deeper sections.
With the right deck color, this can be a stunningly beautiful appeal.
For many years, white plaster has been the most popular finish. It became popular in the 1960s when it was the only pool finish available.
White plaster is still widely used today by people who wish to imitate the Hollywood glamour vibe.
The classic swimming pool color of light turquoise will be achieved using white plaster. However, the color will become a few tones darker when the sun is shaded.
5. Light Colors
Plastering your pool with a light-colored blue or gray provides more color depth than a white plaster finish.
Light blue plaster creates a color gradient from the entry of the shallow end to the deep end.
The deeper a pool gets, the darker the water will be, and this is particularly noticeable with lighter plasters.
6. Medium Gray
Despite its near resemblance to teal plaster, medium gray has a more subdued appearance. This is due to the absence of green in its shade.
It also gives the swimming pool a more modern, luxurious look. In addition, with this level of tint, any stains on the pool plaster will be less visible.
This option also provides more versatility, as it complements both light and dark decks.
7. Dark Colors
Pools with dark plasters have a high-end vibe due to their dramatic appearance.
Dark plasters improve the water’s reflecting properties, resembling a natural lake.
If you choose black plaster, your backyard can look like a huge oil puddle. Nevertheless, the reflection of the surrounding landscape on the pool’s surface will be incredible, and it perfectly complements a modern house.
Light Colors for a Gem, Dark Colors for a Lake
The pool plaster color greatly affects the appearance of the pool water, which can resemble a sapphire or emerald gem, a tropical oasis, or perhaps an earthy lake.
Regardless of the color you use, the colored pool plaster will surely tint the water to create a stunning pool for your home.
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