New here! Also would love pool help.

AngelaReb

New member
Aug 16, 2019
3
Oakley, Ca
Hello everyone!
My husband and I are almost at the finish line for this pool! It’s been a long and stressful pool building experience since we have had numerous delays. However, we love the people building the pool and we hope to be in it around the first week of sept. I’ve been on here off and on and now ready post, love how helpful everyone is.

Now here is what I need help with lol. We can’t decide on color? We have to go with stonescapes, but keep going between aqua white and aqua blue mini pebble. Our pool is about 45x25 with the deep end being 8 ft. I keep seeing pools with both colors but their deep end is probably only around 6ft at deepest. So it’s hard to tell how dark each color will be on the deeper end. I want to avoid a dark pool, however my husband loves darker pools. So we are trying to meet in the middle and get a nice med blue (more towards the lighter side). Then we don’t know if abalone shells or glass would be better to add? We heard the shells could be rough on the feet? Any help would be amazing!

Don’t mind the backyard. It’s a mess and we still need to landscape and add rows of privacy trees.
 

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PoolGate

Gold Supporter
TFP Guide
Jun 7, 2017
3,681
Damascus, MD
Wow beautiful pool I love the grotto! My pool is plain old white plaster. Darker plaster will make it look deeper. I can't comment on the plaster additives I have no experience with them.
 

AngelaReb

New member
Aug 16, 2019
3
Oakley, Ca
Wow beautiful pool I love the grotto! My pool is plain old white plaster. Darker plaster will make it look deeper. I can't comment on the plaster additives I have no experience with them.
Thank you for your reply! I'm excited for it to be finished for sure. The most stressful is picking out the dang color of the pool. I wish there was an easier way haha lol
 

Rocket J Squirrel

Bronze Supporter
Jun 7, 2018
512
Alamo, CA
Consider practicality as well as appearance.

Colored plaster shows more flaws (uneven troweling, mottling, etc.) than white plaster. I came this close to getting blue plaster until I learned this. It was confirmed by my pool builder in time for me to change my mind. Ask your PB and I bet they will tell you the same. I'm very happy I got white plaster. It has enough blue quartz in it to make the water look inviting and looks great.

The less added "stuff" like pebbles or abalone you have, the smoother it will feel on your feet. I have no experience with abalone, but I've heard rumors it doesn't last, flaking off. It is organic matter and not designed to be permanent.