In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some of the basics on dark bottom swimming pools and their qualities. Growing in popularity over recent years among a variety of pool color choices, dark bottom pools refer to those using colors like deep blue, gray or even black colors for their pool, both for style and several other potential factors.
At Packman’s Pools, we’re proud to offer a wide variety of custom swimming pool design and construction services, including for those who want a dark bottom pool installed on their property. One of the most important considerations for those going this route: Which material will be used for the pool bottom? Today’s part two of our series will detail the three most common options here and which is best for you given your needs and desires.
One of the main advantages of fiberglass pool materials, which we’re happy to offer in numerous varieties, is how versatile it is from an aesthetic standpoint. There’s virtually no color hue that can’t be achieved using fiberglass, including black, blue and gray colors for those who want dark pool bottoms.
In addition, fiberglass is known for the “shimmer” effect many buyers enjoy in their pool. They’re the most vibrant and color-reflective of the primary options here, often the top choice for those who are utilizing this color primarily for aesthetic reasons.
Vinyl is another pool material that’s easy to create in any color variation, making it excellent for dark bottom pools. In fact, vinyl can even be fashioned to resemble tile, marble, mosaics or many other high-quality designs often desired in pools.
Now, there’s one minor downside of vinyl liners: They may fade with excessive chlorine exposure over time, turning the color lighter than you desire. Luckily, they’re easily replaced – this needs to be done every 5-10 years in most cases anyway, which gives you the option of varying up the pool’s design every few years.
Finally, concrete also works well here because it can be dyed to any color you desire. It’s not as pigmented as the fiberglass option, however, and the surface only tends to last about ten years – fiberglass often lasts far longer.
For many, however, this downside is worth it due to concrete’s multiple surface selections. If you want tile to be used, for instance, you can choose any dark tile and utilize it easily. You also have the option of aggregate or several other types.
For more on attaining a dark bottom pool design, or to learn about any of our pool design or construction services or our hot tub solutions, speak to the staff at Packman’s Pools today.