What Colours Can Fibreglass Pools Be?

So you have decided its time to make the investment and purchase your very own fibreglass swimming pool. One of the many decisions when choosing your pool is what colour it’s going to be. You may not think choosing the colour of your pool is a very big deal but in fact, it can affect quite a few important things about your pool.

More often than not when customers are deciding on a colour they tend to go with whats the popular trend today, not thinking that in 5-10 years the trend will be different, which is why we urge our customers to consider some important factors before making their final decision. Let’s take a look at a few things that we highly recommend thinking about before choosing your colour for your fibreglass pool.


Setting the Image and Feel for your backyard

Before deciding the colour for your pool, the first and most important step is thinking about what your theme is going to be for your backyard. Are you wanting a more modern and trendy space? or a seaside feel? maybe your goal is to achieve a rainforest and more natural setting with a lagoon-style pool? When you decide on the theme you can then start deciding on the colours that will match and blend with your outdoor space.

What can affect your pool colour?

It’s important to remember that depending on the size of your pool, it could well be the main feature of your outdoor space, so when choosing the colour it’s important to remember its the one thing that will give your home that wow factor. Things that need to be considered are the surrounds of your pool, the temperature and the reflections from the water. To keep it simple we recommend the pool surrounds should be the opposite of your pool colour, let’s take a look at some suggestions for both light and dark colours.

Light Pool Colours


• Dark coloured bricks

• Dark wooden decking

• Sandstone with either red, brown, and orange tones

• Dark coloured limestone

• Dark granite

• Dark Slate


Important note – generally speaking when choosing a lighter colour it will draw your attention more towards the bottom of the pool so keep in mind you may notice more dirt and debris that has fallen to the bottom. Lighter colours will reflect the sun rays a lot more compared to dark which in turn will mean a cooler temperature for your pool, and higher chance of glare from the sun.

Now let’s take a look at some important factors when choosing darker colours.

Dark Pool Colours


• Light coloured bricks

• Light wooden decking

• Sandstone with either natural or ivory colours

• Light coloured limestone

• Light granite

• Light slate

Important note – When choosing a darker colour for your pool, the water will reflect off the surroundings which will give a mirror-like reflection which means it will be a lot harder to see any dirt or debris on the bottom of the pool. Having a darker colour means your pool will attract the sun rays which in turn will generally increase your pool temperature by 2-3 degrees.

Barrier Reef Pools offer a wide range of different colours for your fibreglass pool. Our range is top quality and has our advanced pool colour technology. All our colours come with a lifetime interior surface guarantee so you can rest assured you are purchasing the best quality in Australia.

Our Advanced colour gel coat range is sourced from a global industry that is a leader in the Gelcoat and Resin technology who have been supplying to the swimming pool industry for over 20 years. This incredible gel coat and resin can also be found in products such as cars, planes, boats, bridges and now in our very own world-class pools to ensure superior interior surface performance.

Let’s take a look at some benefits of our Advanced Colour technology compared to a standard pool finish.

• Gelcoat that is manufactured by an Internationally ISO 9001 company

• Gelcoat has been designed to withstand harsh Australian weather conditions

• Best pigment technology currently available

• Superior UV weathering performance.

• Superior chemical resistance e.g. Chlorine and Acid found in swimming. pools.

• Superb water resistance.

• Highest resistance to osmotic blistering.

• Tough, long-lasting and durable surface with gloss retention.

• Lifetime interior surface guarantee- optional extra

Here at Barrier Reef Pools National, we have a range of different high-quality colours to choose from including Indigo, Royal Blue, Midnight, Sandstone, Alpine White and so much more! Our team understand that purchasing a fibreglass pool is a huge investment and we are here to help with the whole process including the important step of choosing your pool colour. We are happy to help in any way we can, please feel free to give one of our experienced team a call today!


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