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Pool Plaster 5 Things You Need to Know

Posted on: January 13th, 2015 by affordablepoolrepair No Comments

Whether you are installing a swimming pool, renovating a swimming pool or remodeling your swimming pool it’s a major life event during the course of the project. The entire process, from the initiaml concept to picking out patio furniture, can be filled with many decisions. None are more crucial or challenging than selecting the perfect pool finish for your Gunite pool. Water is clear, so your interior pool finish is the major factor that will create the color you want your pool to be. Whether it’s island water colors or a traditional blue pool water, the pool plaster finish is a major factor to the water color. Before making such a big decision, take the time to look at all of the conditions and aspects of your pool setting. Here are Five Things To Consider When Choosing Your Pool Color that should help you make the right choice for your ideal paradise!

Surroundings: The amount of foliage and the color of the surrounding hardscaping will definitely affect the look of your pool’s water color. A finish that normally results in a vibrant blue water color can definitely appear aquamarine in a pool surrounded by grass and plants. Slight variations in deck, pool coping and pool tile color will drastically change the finished water color as well. The same pool finish surrounded by a red brick coping versus white stone pool coping will have remarkably different results in appearance. It’s important to consider your pool area and really think about what role they will play in influencing water color in the pool.

Pool size and depth: The size and depth of your pool is unquestionably going to influence the concentration of your water color. The more shallow your pool the lighter the casted color will be; the deeper the pool the darker the casted color. It’s just like looking out over the ocean. This is due to increased light refraction in the deeper water. This produces a deep, rich water color compared to shallow water which can be almost clear. If you have a smaller shallow pool you will usually end up with a light, bright, and fresh version of whichever finish you choose. As you can see, even from the shallow to the deep end of the pool there is a vast difference in color concentration.

Sunlight: Sunlight is really what is creating the color of your pool water, and the amount of sunlight that reaches your pool will directly affect the intensity of the color you see. Sunlight will refract off of every nuance of your finish; especially if you use an aggregate pool finish like River Rok or Diamond Brite. A pool with zero shade will get varying amounts of sunlight depending on the time of day. As a result the water color will appear to change from midday to late afternoon. If your pool is located in an entirely shaded area there will be minimal changes in appearance throughout the day, so you’ll have a fairly consistent pool color. Keeping your swimming pool in full sun will not only increase the vibrancy of your water color, but will also reduce the maintenance.

Water Chemistry: The levels of pH, calcium hardness, and metals in your pool water will change the appearance of pool hue. Too much calcium hardness (the amount of dissolved minerals) or an off the charts pH can result in cloudy water. Which we all know is not going to showcase your pool’s finish in the most vivid way. Pools that are filled using well water contain higher levels of metals such as copper, manganese, or iron can result in a cloudy or even greenish tint. Keeping pool water chemistry in mind, especially if you plan on using well water in your pool.

Harmonize or Highlight: Do you want your guests to see your backyard as a cohesive environment, or do you want the rest of your yard to be a backdrop for your pool? If you’d like your pool to blend in with the rest of your outdoor setting, then choose a finish that will integrate into your landscaping and hardscaping. This will arrange your backyard oasis to be viewed as a whole. On the other hand if you’d like your pool to be the main attraction and focal point of your yard, then select a finish that will really make it pop. For instance, here we have Hydrazzo Classico finish with glass aggregate to sparkle against a natural stone deck and minimal foliage which harmonizes very well within that setting. Conversely, a Diamond Brite Cool Blue plaster finish in against white stone coping and decking creates a vibrant blue which really stands out and highlights the pool as the main feature.

For more information on the different types of pool plaster available for your swimming pool and what your best options are anywhere in New England please contact Affordable Pools 888-611-7665

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