Pool Water Color

Pool Water’s Color Will be Dependent on the Right Interior Pool Finish and Your Surroundings!

While pool interior finish formulas are very accurate and consistent, the color of your pool’s water will be uniquely yours (different surroundings and lighting will give different results to the color of your pool’s water). The secret to having beautiful pool water is to know the difference and selecting the right interior pool finish for you.

How do you know what interior pool finish is right for you? 

I am glad you asked! Since your pool water will mirror it’s surroundings, many other factors will impact water color, such as:

  • The design, shape, and depth of your pool
  • The time of the day and position of the sun
  • Whether the sky is sunny, stormy, or overcast
  • Your region of the country
  • The chemistry of your water
  • Trees, bushes, and other foliage around your pool
  • Color in your home’s exterior

First, decide whether you would like the water in your pool to appear blue or green.

For water that looks primarily blue, select a pool finish with white, blue or gray pigment. For water that appears green, look for green, tan, brown or black pigment.

The darker your pool finish, the darker your pool water will be. The deeper the water, the darker it will appear. Water will seem lighter in shallower areas like steps, ledges, benches, and beach entries where the pool finish itself is more visible.

Texture, Endurance & Beauty

When selecting your pool interior finish, the texture should be considered in addition to the color. Quartz, Pebbles and Glass Beads can add beauty, dimension, strength, and durability to your pool finish

  • For the most popular, long-lasting, very smooth and cost effective option for interior finishes, look no further than StoneScapes® Mini-Pebble finishes. (10 year or Lifetime Warranty)
  • For the beauty and endurance of a smooth quartz finish, see QuartzScapes® interior pool finishes. (5 year or 7 year Warranty)
  • For the sensation of swimming in a pool of rare gems, JewelScapes® glass may be the pool finish for you. (5 year or 10 year Warranty)


For More Information

AZ Pool Resurfacing Options!

“Mini-Pebble” surfaces have increased dramatically in popularity including being installed in most commercial pools. An inviting selection of colors and textures allow pool owners to express their unique Style. StoneScapes® combines artistry with durability and comfort to create the perfect finish for any pool or spa.

JEWELS for POOLS® with BLUE PEARL Pebble Radiance™ is the ultimate in color reflection. This blend of iridescent, multihued, vibrant gem-like glass combined with nature’s own blend of mini pebbles, abalone shell and rich pigments turn this pebble pool finish from ordinary to extraordinary!



The newest innovative most modern blend available in today’s market. Using the smallest sized micro pebble enhanced with the radiant brilliance of iridescent, multi-hued, gem-like glass crystals of Pebble Radiance and abalone shell. Vibrant water hues and ultra smooth finish completes the look and feel of this new interior pool finish.