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    And this is where I start to panic...

    We're putting a small rectangular in-ground pool in a small back yard. The pool is 12 x 24 feet and will be salt water.
    It will get lots of afternoon shade. Our coping is poured in place concrete and a concrete deck.
    Tile went in yesterday and I'm starting to panic. It was darker and more blue than I expected. We are looking at a pebble sheen finish - maybe french grey but now I'm worried it wont look good with the tile. I don't want a dark pool and I want a grey finish with absolutely no green! Any advice would be helpful.


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    Re: And this is where I start to panic...

    Welcome to TFP!!!

    A little late to be worried now
    It will look fine, the tile is not going to change the color of the water.
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    Re: And this is where I start to panic...

    Go with a very light Grey. No darker and you'll get what you like. Based on what you're saying even a medium Grey will be too dark.
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    Re: And this is where I start to panic...

    For what it's worth and for future thread searchers, when we resurfaced our pool a year ago, we went with a very light blue plaster. In retrospect I wish we had done white or nearly white. The deep end is 12 feet and sometimes it looks a little too dark for my taste down there. Not dangerous, just that the deep end is on the west side so as the sun sets it gets dim on that side. Next time it'll be lighter.
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    Re: And this is where I start to panic...

    Sophia, I wanted to start by welcoming you to the site, being nervous about such things is normal, try to relax and it will all sort itself out one way or another.


    p.s. please be a little more specific on your location (region, or nearby city is fine), California is a big place, and advice we might give for the southern part may be out of place up near the Oregon state line.
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    Re: And this is where I start to panic...

    Love that tile. I think any shade of gray plaster/pebble will look good with that tile. Stay toward the lighter shades as Patrick said if you don't want a darkish pool.
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