Need help for my pool!
June 20, 2013 in Design Dilemma
I'm not sure about what color topaint my pool. I want it to be bright but warm, and many people have told me that black is the warmest color. Could someone help me with this please?
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A darker color will absorb more infrared energy and heat the water more.
Black can look eerie....but can look great in a natural free-form pool in a wooded setting.
A mid-light blue to cobalt blue or french gray would give the water more depth and help add heat-energy. White will make the water look turquoise.

Do you have a picture of your pool and yard you can share?
1 Like   June 20, 2013 at 9:03AM
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Thanks a lot for your help! I will take one to share with you.
   June 21, 2013 at 7:05AM
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Here's the picture! Thanks again for your help.
   June 24, 2013 at 8:25AM
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Now it is painted white, but i don't like that color and the water gets very cold.
   June 24, 2013 at 8:27AM
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Your best bet is to talk with a company that specializes in pools, they'll be able to show you examples and advise on the best look for your specific setting.
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1 Like   Thanked by irazmilic    June 24, 2013 at 8:41AM
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A gray would provide warmer water and could look quite dramatic with the reddish pavers.
   June 29, 2013 at 7:00PM
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To help you make your decision, check out Olympic at for information on pool coatings in regard to colors and how to select a pool coating. Also, depending on what color the surface of the pool is, will determine the actual color effect it will give the water. The water will also appear different colors at different depths, such as the ocean changes from clear at shallow depths to darker aqua at deeper depths. Though you aren't planning to resurface with an aggregate type surface, I recommend visiting Pebble Technology at, go to the Pebble Fina line, and select a color similar to your desired pool coating color. This might help you see what your end result will look similar to and aid in your pool coating color selection. The link should send you to a black surface, so you can see how black affects the water color. I do agree that black, of all the colors, will give you a better chance of water temperature increase. Good luck!
   June 30, 2013 at 12:37PM
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