Gunite Pool Plaster Colors: What to Look for?

Swimming pools come in a wide variety of types and need a significant financial commitment. This is why you want to ensure you get your money’s worth. Consider the color of your pool water before deciding which gunite pool finish is ideal. That’s why Southern Poolscapes is here to help! With the best gunite pool plaster colors in mind, you should work out the perfect color to achieve your desired aesthetic. Four factors affect the color of your pool water:

Gunite Pool Plaster Colors: What to Look for?
  • The pool’s depth.
  • The surrounding natural environment (which reflects light).
  • The color of pool plaster.
  • The amount of sunshine the pool receives.

Why Pool Plaster Colors Matter 

The color of your pool plaster’s surface can significantly impact its appearance. Pool plaster is just white Portland cement in its purest form. You can vary the color of the plaster by adding various colorants and dyes. 

Why change the color?

Changing the color of the plaster alters the color of your pool water. It makes a huge difference if you want the pool to have a lagoon, lake, or tropical feel. White, dark (black/grey), light (grey or blue), and turquoise/teal are popular gunite pool plaster colors.

Choosing the right color of pool plaster can also help cover up mistakes. Because of the harsh chemicals in the water and UV rays, the plaster will fade and deteriorate over time.

Plaster shading, scaling, and stains are more obvious on white and other bright colors, but a darker plaster can hide these imperfections.

Options for gunite pool plaster colors

Trying to achieve a certain aesthetic for your pool but don’t know where to start? Using the right plaster colors, you may see what a pool’s water looks like in real life.

Dark Gray/Black Plaster

Dark plasters make a strong statement and give the pool an upscale appearance. The dark stone wall and black water feature look great against the dark grey plaster. Like in a natural lake, dark plaster colors increase the water’s reflective qualities. 

If you use black plaster colors, your outdoor space might resemble a gigantic oil pool. A modern home may genuinely benefit from a pool like this one. This is because of its stunning reflection of the sky and surrounding landscape.

Blue Colored Plaster

Using the right shade of blue can make a pool look like it’s filled with sapphires. Plaster in a deep midnight blue color works well for this effect. Remember that colors can vary somewhat from one brand to the next. Tahoe Blue is a less bright but no less stylish shade of blue. No matter what your taste is, a light-colored deck with blue plaster is a striking combination.

Light Colored Plaster

When compared to a white plaster finish, a grey or light-colored plaster adds a little more color depth to your pool. Plaster in a light blue color gradually darkens as you go deeper into a pool, from the entry to its shallow end. 

The pool is deeper as the water gets darker. This is especially clear when the walls are made of light-colored plaster.

Green Plaster

For a tropical feel, resorts prefer green-colored plaster colors with a light aqua ocean tint. The water color in the shallow parts (such as the tanning ledge) contrasts strongly with the watercolor in your pool’s deeper parts, as with any light-colored plaster. This style may be gorgeous with the right patio furniture and deck paint.

Teal plaster

Choosing teal colored plaster for a pool is a popular choice for a number of reasons. Initially, it looks like a pool from an exotic Asian home. Secondly, they are not the same. Lastly, they seem more like a swimming hole or lagoon than a classic swimming pool. Green plaster is lighter than teal plaster, so a pool with teal plaster has a darker, more even color.

Standard Plaster (White)

For many years, white plaster has been the most popular pool finish. People still use white plaster to imitate the Hollywood style of yesteryear, which is freely available (particularly in Greek villas). 

Gunite Pool Plaster Colors: What to Look for?

Light turquoise, the traditional swimming pool color, will be achieved using white plaster. As a result, it will appear a few shades darker when the sun shade is in use.

Medium Gray Plaster

Medium grey has less green, giving it a more muted appearance. There is also a more modern and luxurious vibe to the pool because of this addition. With this amount of color, spots on the plaster will be less clear. In addition, you have the option of using this color with both bark and light decks.

Need help choosing your gunite pool plaster colors?

Plaster colors significantly impacts the color of your swimming pool water. They can range from the lush, tropical surroundings of a private island to the depths of the deep, earthy lake. Depending on your choice, your backyard pool will be attractive thanks to colored plaster.

Are you finding it hard to choose the best gunite pool plaster colors? Do not hesitate to contact us today at Southern Poolscapes. Let us guide you through the various choices until you find one that suits your style!

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