Seven Best Colors For Swimming Pools
One of the most important choices you can make when it comes to planning your backyard oasis is your swimming pool color.
That may seem obvious, and yet for some, color choice is almost an afterthought. But it’s actually a huge consideration in creating your new outdoor space.
What kind of look, vibe or aesthetic do you want to establish? Do you love to stick your toes into the turquoise seas of the Caribbean? Or maybe your idea of paradise is sunning on the dazzling sands of St. Ives? Or have you always dreamed of swimming in the crystal blue water of Blue Lagoon in Turkey?
With Leisure Pools, you can make those fantasies part of your every-day reality.
Unlike many swimming pool manufacturers that offer only two or three color choices, Leisure Pools offers seven stunning options. These colors have been carefully chosen for their beautiful look and feel, and each one will create a fantastic environment for the waters of your new swimming pool.
These are the seven pool colors offered by Leisure Pools
Sapphire Blue is a traditional pick for an inground swimning pool color. But this royal blue gelcoat has a diamond shimmer that adds just enough sparkle to set it apart from standard blue pools.
Crystal Blue is a light blue gelcoat finish with a white shimmer effect. It will enhance the blue color of your pool water, creating an ocean-like swimming area.
Aquamarine perfectly describes the color of this gelcoat. It is a turquoise color with white shimmer and tiny black specks. The overall effect is similar to Crystal Blue in that the pool takes on a clear, Caribbean look.
Diamond Sand is reminiscent of a sun-lit beach. A light tan color with a diamond-like shimmer, this color is sure to make your pool look tropical
Silver Grey is a very light grey gelcoat with a light blue shimmer. When a pool with this color is installed and filled, it has a very light, clear, and pristine look.
Graphite Grey is a dark grey gelcoat with a light blue shimmer highlight. It is a lighter color than the Ebony Blue, and will make your pool look clear and blue like the Caribbean.
This gelcoat is black with a blue and white shimmer effect. It will create a deep blue color when your pool is filled, and also give your space a sleek feel.
What Makes Leisure Pools Colors Different
You may notice that Leisure Pools Colors are not the same as the colors of other fiberglass pools, or even gunite or vinyl pools.
That’s because we have invested considerable time and effort into developing a color system that’s superior in every way to the competition.
More than a decade ago, Leisure Pools introduced Aquaguard® colored gelcoats into the North American market. These colored gelcoats include a built-in sparkle that creates a shimmer effect.
Our colors also have excellent UV, blister and chemical resistance, so you can be sure that, with proper care, how your pool looks the day it arrives at your home will be how it looks for years to come. In fact, we are so confident in our manufacturing process that we offer a 10-year Gelcoat Warranty on our pools, the longest in the industry
The Science of Color Under Water
So why do we put so much effort into creating superior color technology for our pools?
It’s because we know that pool color can have a big impact on your overall satisfaction with your pool purchase.
In fact, it’s important to understand that the color of your pool will actually appear different at different depths once it’s installed and filled with water. This is because red light waves do not penetrate through the water surface as well as green and blue light waves, altering the perception of the color by your eyes. Check out this excellent demonstration of the color spectrum from just below the surface to the depths of 155 ft under water.
Underwater Color Loss With GoPro 0 to 155 Feet Depth © Kendall Roberg
Color Choosing Factors
So what should be thinking about when choosing the color of your new Leisure Pools swimming pool?
Here are a few factors to consider:
The size of your pool will definitely have an impact on the appearance of the color of your pool. Our largest models naturally provide the greatest amounts of sparkling surface area and water volume for sunlight to play off.
Compare small and large-sized pools in Graphite Grey (left column) and Silver Grey (right column).
To see all 27 Leisure Pool swimming pool models, visit our Fiberglass Swimming Pool Designs page.
Time of Day
The positioning of the sun will also have a distinct effect on the appearance of your new Leisure Pool throughout the day. In the pictures here you can see clearly see how the same model (The Allure) and color (Sapphire Blue) pool will look brighter, richer, and have more defined features with greater contrast at different times during the day.
The best part? No matter what time of day, the pool surface of your Leisure Pools swimming pool is sure to look absolutely stunning.
It is also important to consider the color palette of the landscape where your new pool will live. What does your perfect relaxation destination look like? What are the colors of your Leisure Lifestyle?
Once you have a clear direction in mind, remember that some gelcoat colors in the AquaGuard range lend themselves to certain aesthetics. Graphite Grey often looks best in minimal, modern spaces, while Crystal Blue is a good choice for blissful, tropical settings. Notice the breathtaking statement a bold and unexpected pool color like Ebony Blue makes.
Check out our Affordability page for help planning your dream backyard, or download our Great Ideas Pack for an inspiring collection of full color installation images.
What are the colors of your Leisure lifestyle?
It can be a hard decision to make given so many choices, but you are sure to find a gelcoat color that will match the style of your pool space with the smart Leisure Pools AquaGuard range of gelcoat colors.
For more information about the science of our gelcoat color and supplier, visit our page on our Swimming Pool Technology Advancements and Innovations.
To see even more examples of our beautiful color system, visit our Colors page.