Water Color Guide

NPT® Interior Pool Finishes are exquisite mixtures of color and texture in an array of spectacular blends.

While our formulas are accurate and consistent, the color of your pool’s water will be uniquely yours. The secret to having beautiful pool water is selecting the right interior pool finish for you.

First, decide...

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

For water that looks primarily blue, select a finish with white, blue or gray pigment. For water that appears green, look for green, tan, brown or black pigment. The darker your 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 finish itself is more visible.

White Water Color Pool Finish

Light Blue

Turquoise Blue Water Color Pool Finish

Turquoise Blue

Dark Blue Water Color Pool Finish

Medium Blue

Black Water Color Pool Finish

Light Green

Tan Water Color Pool Finish

Light Gray

Black Water Color Pool Finish


Black Water Color Pool Finish

Blue Gray

Gray Water Color Pool Finish

Dark Blue

Black Water Color Pool Finish

Deep Dark Green

Since your pool water will mirror its surroundings, many other factors will impact water color.

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

When selecting your pool finish, texture should be considered in addition to color.

  • For the beauty and endurance of a smooth quartz finish, select NPT QuartzScapes® or ColorScapes®.
  • For a remarkably smooth, long-lasting finish, look no further than NPT PolishedScapes.
  • One of the most popular, long-lasting interior finishes, StoneScapes® gives your pool the look and feel of a pebble-bottomed stream.
  • For the sensation of swimming in a pool of rare gems, JewelScapes® is the finish for you.
  • Combine eye-catching, smooth glass beads with pebbles for a dramatic, custom look all your own.
  • If deep, rich color is all you want, try a PlasterScapes® finish.

Subtle Changes in appearance, created by the play of sunlight and shade, are part of the Inherent Beauty of your pool finish.

The color of your pool’s water will be uniquely yours.

How do you know what’s right for you?

Ask your builder to show you other pools in your area and samples of various finishes to help you with your decision.

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PRODUCT INTENDED FOR USE IN ACCORDANCE WITH STANDARDS ESTABLISHED BY THE NATIONAL PLASTERERS COUNCIL. FINISH MUST BE APPLIED CONSISTENT WITH APPLICABLE BATCH FORMULA CARDS. NOT TO BE USED ABOVE THE WATER LINE. PROPER WATER CHEMISTRY BALANCE REQUIRED AT ALL TIMES. OTHER LIMITATIONS MAY APPLY. SEE LIMITED WARRANTY FOR DETAILS & ADDITIONAL PRODUCT APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS. Due to a variety of influences, your actual pool finish & water color may differ from the images shown in this brochure. Images & color samples are featured for inspiration & to show a range of design ideas for your NPT pool finish. Always check a sample of the actual product prior to purchase or installation. Some finishes may include seashells which cannot be guaranteed against degradation or loss of color. www.nptpool.com

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