Colored Concrete

engteach43

Active member
Jun 24, 2007
34
Mesa, AZ
I was wondering if anyone knows about colored concrete. We just had extra decking poured on Friday (6/22/07) around the decking that comes with the pool package. We went with a brown color and as the days have past the color gets more and more splotchy and has white patches all over. My sales rep from the pool company says it's normal and that it's just lime working it's way out and that it will look better in a few days. I added a couple of pics. If anyone has any input, I'd be very grateful.
 

ktdave

LifeTime Supporter
May 8, 2007
888
Katy, TX
I'm no expert, but I think that is normal. I recently poured a small slab of regular concrete (not colored) and it went through phases of splotchiness then all came together as a single (somewhat) color. I'd say it was over the course of about a week, maybe ten days.
 

habajaba

LifeTime Supporter
Jun 11, 2007
27
Bradenton, FL
Definitely normal. A neighbor mentioned that theirs (similar tan to ours) looked like "puke" for a few weeks. I imagine this effect is more noticeable the darker the coloring.

Here's a pic of ours after 5 days -