|Budget white fiberglass pool
||Higher investment white fiberglass pool
Now look at what color theory suggests with these two pools both presented with Leisure Pools exclusive Aquaguard® gel coat finishes.
|Budget Leisure Pool in Australian Blue
||Higher investment Leisure Pool
The photos show the difference pool water color can make in the overall attractiveness of the pool. Remember that water color is determined by the surface color of the pool.
Consider color theory in the context of viewing brown river water versus the clear magical blues that surround coral reefs or atolls. Similarly, many hotels are adopting color theory in their plans to make their hotel pools the centerpiece of the resort areas. Gone are the pale white finishes that show all dirt, stains and render the pool old before their time. Hotel pools are being built with deep inviting blues, the type of water color that is inviting and in some ways exotic.
Many pool architects are bringing this color theory to residential pools. The days of white pools are over.
You use your pool year round…
Color theory also maintains that the use of a water vessel should not just be for the swimming season, but for your enjoyment 12 months of the year.
It is wrong to think of your pool as being only used when you swim in it. Your beautiful pool should be the centerpiece of the back yard able to give you viewing pleasure all year long.
Consider a bright fall or spring evening or even a clear winter evening or morning as you relax on the back verandah. The beautiful sparkle from your pool water is very relaxing and provides lots of enjoyment. This is using your pool just as much as swimming in it.
Now consider the contrast between beautiful blue sparkling water and the anemic pale and frigid looking water color that a white pool produces: Blue water has always been the most naturally attractive.
|Notice that you see all of the dirt, leaves and debris on the bottom of a white frigid pool.
||Leisure Pools Tuscany 29 in Australian Blue
With this in mind, Leisure Pools color strategy leads to the fact that no white pools have been produced over the last 10 years, which supports Leisure Pools color strategy. We consider white pools to be:
- Cold (up to 5 degrees colder than a color pool which retains much more heat)
- Susceptible to yellowing and staining
- Always dirty looking
- Uninviting as they look frigid and pale
Now let’s introduce the Leisure Pool color range
We have selected our best colors for the United States and have complimented these colors with our leading pool styles.
Australian Blue dances in the sunlight and engulfs the pool in a beautiful sparkle making the water so inviting that you just want to dive in. It is a deep inviting blue that that has proven over and over the importance of color theory in achieving the “WOW” factor. Depending on the sun position and light during the day and night, it changes the look and color of the pool so it is always interesting and always inviting. It’s no wonder that Australian Blue is the top selling color.
Great Barrier Reef Blue
Swim in the endless blue turquoise of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. Leisure Pools’ Great Barrier Reef Blue is a stunning sparkling finish that reflects the warm and inviting coral reef waters that guard Australia’s northeastern coastline.
Our newest color and one that certainly has the “WOW” factor. With twice the sparkle and shimmer, Outback Blue mirrors the deep Australian night sky with countless sparkling stars.
Imagine combining the colors of a land that boasts world-class beaches, sun-baked islands, and endless blue oceans. Queensland is a wonderland of color and our new Leisure Pools Queensland Blue is a reflection of all that is bountiful in this dazzling land and places it right in your own back yard.
About our Aquaguard® Gelcoat
The finish on a Leisure Pool not only looks stunning, it is the result of years of research and development aimed at leading the fiberglass pool industry.
Aquaguard® Gelcoat finishes have been developed and tested by Fiberglass International (FGI) through the 1980's and 1990's in Australia. Over the years of development, the product called for exceptional chemical resistance, mechanical strength and weathering properties, especially the latter for use in exterior applications in Australia where the UV intensity is extremely high.
Fiberglass International’s Aquaguard® technology is simply unique and has been subject to extensive testing programs (both accelerated and real-time) concentrating on a combination of weathering and chemical resistance. The Aquaguard® gelcoats:
- Exhibit outstanding UV and fade resistance
- Provide unique shimmer and sparkle finish
- Are formulated as a one coat spray able system with excellent application characteristics. (Not only are they easy to apply in the factory, they are easy to repair if damaged.)
- Are specifically designed for swimming pool applications
As these decorative gelcoats exhibit outstanding weathering and chemical resistance properties, they can be used in any "performance" area where UV, water and fade resistance are a consideration.
It is an outstanding pool finish that has endured constant testing and refinement and now boasts a full 10 year warranty against:
- Osmotic blistering
- Surface yellowing
Note that the product has been laboratory tested out to 20 years with no noticeable deterioration.
*The Aquaguard® finish includes combinations of UV protection and color pigment and this pigment like any material may be subject to minor levels of dulling over a 30-year period if exposed to direct sunlight. However, due to the highly advanced formulation and chemical blending, any dulling will be uniform in nature and can be easily refinished by applying a gelcoat polish to revitalize the pool surface.
Our warranty is simply the very best you will find on any pool surface. In contrast, most manufacturers provide a very limited one year warranty or no warranty on the surface finish.
Don’t be fooled by lifetime warranty, this is in relation to the pool structure only (and is one of the great testimonial to fiberglass pools and their ability to perform over 20 or 30 years or longer). The warranty on the pool surface is just one of the many benefits that sets Leisure Pools apart.
Regardless of the pool you decide to purchase, think about color theory. Not only will it provide you with a stunning pool for years to come, the “WOW” factor will always enhance your homes resale value and provide future owners with a very good reason to choose your home over another one.
Then think about the years of research and development embodied in the Aquaguard® gelcoat finishes to produce stunning color pools that will look beautiful for decades.