Colour is an important factor to consider when building a swimming pool. Lighting, shadows, depth, landscapes, and other factors influence the final tone of the water. Additionally, the impact of artificial or natural lighting affects the final aesthetic, since it will have a different effect outside if it’s reflecting the sky and inside if it’s reflecting the ceiling.
Colours such as red, yellow, and orange are easier to absorb by water than blue tones. Due to the sky determining the colour of the swimming pool’s water, its appearance will almost always be blue. If the depth does not reach 50 cm, the water will appear translucent. As the depth increases, the pool will darken, but if it does not reach 50 cm, the water will remain blue. A wide variety of patterns and colours are readily available today, each one suited to various needs and conditions.
Among the most common pool colours is blue, which intensifies the shade of the sky it reflects. There is a connection between it and pure seawater or a stream, so it has a relaxing and tranquilising effect. Turquoise, light blue, indigo, and ultramarine are just a few examples.
Sand or earth-coloured coating can be used to create a paradisiacal ambience since the reflections of the water on the pool walls will appear turquoise. A pool’s tone may change according to changes in climatic conditions in the area where it is located, which is why it is recommended for areas with a lot of sunshine exposure. To create a more natural setting, you can choose green tones that, coupled with the surrounding vegetation, can create the illusion of a natural lake with dark tones.
The use of white shades is ideal when the setting is predominantly sunny since they serve to emphasise the internal and external aspects of the pool. Despite the dazzling appearance of the walls at times, it is the colour that has suffered the least degradation due to the sun’s effect on the pigments, and you can at least see the remnants of lime in the water.
A grey tone provides the same effect like water, almost emulating an ocean or lake. Furthermore, greyish tones can be used to conceal filth or dust that accumulates inside, as well as raise the temperature of the water, though not as much as black tones. The dark colour of the pool creates a mirror effect, reflecting the environment around it.