Creating your pool oasis with the perfect colour

Feb 09, 2021

Planning the pool you’ve always wanted is a process that involves many exciting decisions; chief among them is choosing your pool colour. It’s a wonderful thing seeing your backyard resort come to life, and the colour of your pool really tops it all off!

If you’ve never bought a pool though, you might be confused as to how to choose from the colours shown to you. There are many factors involved to determine the right colour for your pool, and to help you feel confident in your decision, we’ve put together a list of the factors to think about, prior to choosing.

Landscaping plans

Your perfect pool space tends to be more than just the pool. You may wish to landscape around and near your pool, so think about the colours you’d like to bring into your poolscaping and landscaping plans. For instance, you might want to put a big focus on your pavers, or your nearby outdoor entertaining area, so consider the sorts of colours that will blend well with the tones of those backyard features. If you have pale, icy-toned pavers, you’ll find the Narellan Pools Marbleglass range offers complementing colours, like Blue Agate and Grey Quartz.

Grandeur 7 in Blue Agate

Exterior colours

Exterior colours like the paint on the outside of your home can impact your choice of pool colour. To avoid the exterior colours and pool colour clashing, try to select a pool colour that will match those outdoor tones. For instance, if you have a red brick home, bright, bold colours such as Narellan Pools’ Blue Azurite or Silver Pearl would be fantastic options for your pool. All-white exteriors give you a lot of flexibility with tone, so consider the other factors in this blog and decide from there.

Symphony 10 in Blue Azurite

Sunlight and shade

The position of the pool makes a big difference to the way colours are perceived. You’ll need to consider if your pool will be in constant shade, or if it will be under sunlight for much of the day. Different times of day will cast a different glow on the pool, so your pool colour will look vastly different when it is in full sun, as opposed to when it is in shade. A pool in full shade is best to be a bright colour, to work against the lack of light. Mediterranean Pearl or Aquamarine, from Narellan Pools’ Marbleglass range, would be great options for heavily shaded pools. For a pool under plenty of sunlight, colours like Narellan Pools’ Whitehaven Pearl and Blue Agate will glisten as they catch the sun.

Serene 7 in Whitehaven Pearl

Cleaning the pool

Particular pool colours can hide debris, while others reveal it. If seeing leaves and debris in your pool would bother you, opt for a darker colour from the Narellan Pools range, such as Black Onyx or Blue Azurite, as they will better disguise the debris. On the other hand, if you would rather see any debris so you can get on top of the cleaning straight away, pick a lighter colour for your pool.

Symphony 12 and Splash Deck in Black Onyx

Discovering that perfect colour for your pool is one of the most rewarding parts of becoming a pool owner. While there are many factors to consider when selecting your pool colour, if you want to base your choice on your favourite colour, there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that! It’s important you love your pool, and if you love what you choose to make the pool of your dreams a reality, you’ll spend more time in it!

It’s also important to remember that because we handcraft each pool with care, no two pools are exactly the same, even if they are the same colour. This means your pool will be eye-catching and unique!

The Narellan Pools Gallery is a first port of call for you to see our range of pool colours, showcased with real pools in real backyards. You’ll see pictures of pools taken at different times of the day, so you can really see how the various daylight conditions and surrounding features impact the colours.

Another element to be mindful of is how pool water looks very different when compared to the pool shell colour itself. You will see through the Gallery pictures how pool water changes tones depending on the pool’s position, the lighting (natural or artificial), weather and the tones surrounding the pool. That’s why the Gallery is such a useful tool!

So what are you waiting for? Delve into the Narellan Pools range of colours today to get the ideas flowing. Before you know it, you’ll have selected the best colour for your pool oasis!

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