new pool what color finish should i use.

medic84671June 27, 2012


My wife desires a dark blue similar to liner pools. Our pool is being constructed

now, its 12 x 24 with added 5 x 10 sundeck and two 2 x 4 benches. Trying to

decide between Florida gem hawaiian and sgm diamond brite midnite blue.

Other threads mention organic thalo blue and inorganic cobalt blue.

Recommending products that contain only inorganic color reasoning that

organic color like thalo blue WILL fade.

Contacted both manf. and Im leaning toward the Florida gem hawaiian because

the rep. i spoke with was very knowledgeable and informative.

If anyone can post pictures of a pool with Florida gem hawaiian I would

really be thankfull.

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Things to remember about water color:

The blue, by and large, comes from the sky as a reflection. Up close, color is more affected by the actual color of the finish. For example, both white plaster and gray plaster with give a blue look to the pool with the gray being somewhat more intense from a distance but will look very different when viewed at poolside.

Hue, tint, and intensity will vary. Things that will have an effect on this are time of day, surrounding environment, and what distance you are viewing from.

UV rays cause fading. UV doesn't penetrate very deeply through water. The amount of blue normally found in the mix is very small, usually. I seriously doubt any fade will be noticed but inorganic blue does resist fading better. Many pools in Florida are screened in and thus, shielded from above anyway.


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