This third installment of our four-part series (read the first article here) on choosing your ideal pool liner will focus on color. Color choice is one of the most important aspects of creating your swimming area’s overall look. Do you want your backyard oasis to project the relaxing image of a sandy beach? Then stick to lighter colored liners. Do you want your pool to sparkle and shine with vibrant blue water like a tropical ocean on a sunny day? Then you should consider the many shades of bright blue pool liners that are currently available on the market. Listed below are some of the most popular pool liner shades and reasons why a pool owner would choose each one.
If you want your pool to mimic the appearance of a tranquil lagoon with aqua-colored water, you could choose to go with a tan/sand colored pool liner. Many pool owners appreciate the clarity of the aqua water these liners create that extends even to the deep end of the pool. Gray accenting on the steps, slide, or other accessories will pair nicely with aqua-colored water. Aqua is a great alternative for people who want their pool to look different from the usual “blue pool” color.
2. Light Blue
Light blue pool water has plenty of advantages to offer pool owners. A light blue liner repels rather than attracts sunlight, so it won’t fade and change in appearance as much over time as a darker liner. It can also brighten up a shady spot in the yard. The downside of light blue water is that the pool may need more frequent cleanings as accumulated debris tends to be more visible in a light-colored pool. It will also show more scratches and stains as time goes on. On the upside, since a light colored pool liner doesn’t absorb as many ultraviolet rays as a dark colored liner, it will stay cooler on hot days. This means a pool with a light-colored liner such as white or light blue may be chemically easier to maintain as fewer algae and bacteria will grow in a pool with cooler temperatures than in one with warmer temperatures.
3. Bright Blue
If you want your pool to have a vivid, dramatic blue color, consider a bright blue liner. This color has become extremely popular in recent years, and it’s no surprise why that would be the case. Bright blue water is eye-catching and makes an ideal backdrop for virtually any landscaping or set of outdoor furniture. A bright blue pool liner is also better at hiding dirt and debris than a lighter liner. If you want your pool to stay a bit warmer, this is a great choice for picking up and retaining the sun’s ultraviolet rays.
4. Deep Blue
Deep blue pool liners can add an air of mystique to your swimming pool. They’re great at hiding dirt and debris and also absorb plenty of ultraviolet sunlight rays to add warmth to the pool. One drawback to deep blue pool liners would include their tendency to fade more quickly than light-colored liners. Another would be a lack of clarity and overall visibility due to the darkness of the water. It can also be difficult to tell how deep the pool is when it has a dark liner, which has led some cities to ban them as a potential safety hazard.
The color of your pool liner will make a huge impact on the appearance of your swimming pool. Your pool contractor can show you a variety of different samples and make recommendations based on your preferences as well as your yard’s natural lighting. The next time you replace your liner you can completely transform the look of your pool. This exciting process is part of the fun adventure of pool ownership!
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