Sorry- I hate to ask yet another question, but just when I think I have all my ducks in a row someone scares the whole flock.
Cement guy that subs for pool co was here to look over some work that will need to be done during pool remodel. I talked about colors for cement work and showed him inspiration pool pictures. He really questioned my pool color choice. I selected a medium grey finish for the pool. He insists that I will have a temperature increase with that color. That is something that I really don't want. So I sat down to do some reading and now my head hurts when I think about this.
The pool is in partial shade almost all day with maybe 2 hours in the mid/late afternoon with no shade. It is 3'at shallow end (no beach entry) and 8.5 feet at deep end (maybe 9'). It is Texas so there is absolutely no escaping the wind, but the pool sits below grade on 2.5 sides, so the wind is significantly decreased MOST of the time. The exception is a north wind and we really don't get those in the summer here. I have surrounded the pool with grass rather than cement in a effort not to absorb additional heat in that area.
I really like the look of the darker water and thought that I was secure in the idea that pool temperature would not be raised. Cement guy insists it will be. My reading across the internet presents arguments both for raised temps and against raised temps. I trust the advice I get here more than anywhere else, so what say you? I have until the end of this week to change my mind.