We are remodeling our pool and installing a pebble finish, we will need too choose a color in the next 2 days. Our PB uses stone scapes and we have been leaning towards Midnight Blue. We look at pools over and over and always seem to come back to this same color. But, we are concerned it may be too dark - our pool only gets sun from about 10am to 3pm other than that it is in the shade and we have a screen - none of the pictures online have a screens over the pools. We have tried to find a pool in the area that we can visit in person but have not been able to.
What we are looking for is a deep rich blue, and we plan to add dark and light blue glass beads to any finish we go with. What we don't want: any green or teal int he water, light blues, Bahama looking water blues, strong blues that are electric and look fake as a result i.e. a bottle of Windex or Dawn. We would like the blue to be deep in color but don't want the pool to be so dark that it looks dim, dimness is our biggest concern with this color.
Midnight blue pool -
Midnight blue pebble Dry -
Midnight blue pebble wet with glass beads-
Our options are
1. Go ahead with the Midnight Blue and err on the side that we may end up with a darker pool than we wanted
2. Err on the side of tropics blue and that we may end up with a pool that is lighter than we wanted - the tropics pebbles seems very grey and the water can look quite light in some pictures. As you can see in the pictures below the 2nd example is much lighter than the first, and would be lighter than we wanted
Tropics pool 1 -
Tropics pool 2 -
Tropics blue pebble dry -
Tropics blue pebble wet -
3. Or go ahead with the Midnight blue but modify the pebble colors in the finish. We are thinking that if we go with this option we could replace 50% or the black with grey plus add the blue glass to the midnight blue and that may help ensure we don't end up with a dim look. The major disadvantage with this being that we have no ability to preview the color at all
We also liked the Stonescapes Exotic Series Bimini and thought that may look good, but after scouring the web I can find no examples where anyone has ever put this in their pool.
Advice from anyone with experience with any of these colors, choosing custom colors or the over all color choosing process would be much appreciated.