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When you are thinking about having a pool in your backyard, you are probably imagining the Caribbean blue colored water that you see on television or in pool advertisements. You are thinking about how refreshing and beautiful the water will look and how much it will enhance your space. Then you get your pool filled up and it's not Caribbean blue at all! While it is still pretty, it's not what you imagined. The truth is, pool water can be many different shades of blue and all of them are normal, beautiful water colors. Continue reading to learn what factors affect the color of your pool water.
The Pool Materials
The finishing your have on your pool will change the blue shade of the water. Glass tiles or stone accents can make the pool water a deeper blue, while a black finish can make the water look green. Keep this in mind when you choose the finish for your pool. If you want a Caribbean blue color, you should choose materials that are close to that color.
Also keep in mind that the color of the water will change with the depth. For example, the water will be much more clear and lighter at the steps of the pool than it is at a deep part. The black finish mentioned above will even create a color that looks more like gold instead of green in shallow water. The depth of the color increases with the depth of the water, so judge your color at the deepest part of your pool.
Beautiful sunny days will give you the most brilliant pool water color. The sun beams down and makes the water shine. Since the water is reflective, it will reflect the color of the sky and look even more blue on a sunny, clear day.
Your pool's surroundings will impact the color of the water as well. If your pool is close to houses, fences, or greenery, the water will reflect those colors and the blue won't show up as vibrantly. Desert landscaping and trees will cause the water to be more green than blue.
These are all factors to keep in mind when you are deciding on the placement and finishing materials for your pool. If you want a brilliant Caribbean blue, you need to make sure your pool won't be reflecting things that are around it and that the interior of the pool won't change the color of the water.
If you want the color of the water in your pool to remain vibrant, remember to perform regular pool maintenance.