Went to see a pool today just plastered in French Gray Diamond Brite a few days ago. No chlorine yet. The water looked a little green. I was told it would be blue in a week. It still seems that DB French Gray is a bit lighter than some other company's French Gray colors. The only other DB base color is Onyx and that is too dark.
We are looking for a natural look... not pond water... but mountain lake. Lots of field rock around the pool and into the water.
Has anyone ever darkened DB French Gray? If so, what did you mix and how did it turn out?
I am a little hesitant to get in to mixing colors... just seems like one more thing for the installer to possibly mess up if not mixed properly.
I also noticed the mottling in the finish... was not too bad... and actually adds character, I think... but the one other thing I noticed was white spots... not a lot, but here and there. Is that areas where there was a hole or pool of cement without pigment or aggregate? How does an installer avoid that? They definitely did not look good.