Hello! I am in the last phase of my new build. The plaster contractor took almost the entire month of December off, so I have had a lot of time to research and think about which plaster color to use. Pool is getting plastered the first weekend of January.
My preference is a plaster with blue base. Meaning that even you look at bottom/stairs from up close, you will still see the pool blue - not white. Three pools I've seen in person recently have had a white plaster base with aggregate Quartz (diamond brite cool blue), and when the sun is not up the pool looks pale/colorless.
Due to budget and availability, I am eyeing two manufacturers: SGM (Diamond Brite) and Premix Marbletite (Marquis Series). From diamond brite my favorite (from pictures) is the Tahoe Blue. From Marbletite is like the azure.
Problem is I've been reading that those blue colors are prone to showing streaks/smudges/uneven spots. For that reason I am considering "settling" for Diamond Brite Super Blue, and adding a couple more bags of blue Quartz. I am afraid though that the super blue would still looks too white/pale for my taste. (Yes, I am one of those who wouldn't' mind a windex blue style pool)
Anyone here with experience with any of the above colors, please chime in.