Pool Colours & Landscaping — How to Create a Harmonious Backyard

The range of pool designs available to choose from is vast. Once you have selected the right design, the next step is to pick the perfect colour to align with your vision and backyard. Narellan Pools has a wide variety of colours to choose from, enabling our clients to select the right colour for their pool and landscaping. 

With the range of colours we have on offer, choosing can sometimes be an overwhelming process! In this article, we’ll cover some of the factors that can help you narrow down the options when deciding on your perfect pool colour.

Why is Pool Colour Important? 

Choosing the right colour for your swimming pool is crucial in ensuring that you achieve the backyard area you desire. If your swimming pool’s shell isn’t the right colour, it risks creating a visually jarring element to your otherwise relaxing and tranquil backyard space. The best pool colour choice will perfectly complement and blend with your other backyard landscaping choices to create a beautiful and relaxing unified visual experience. 

How to Pick the Right Pool Colour? 

Visual Aesthetic 

The main factor to consider when choosing the colour of your pool is the look and aesthetic you are trying to achieve. Are you trying to create a modern, sleek feel or natural beach-like oasis? The colour of your swimming pool should be complementary to the colour and design aesthetic of the rest of your backyard. 

Water Temperature 

The colour of your swimming pool can have an effect on the temperature of the pool water. Darker colours absorb the sun’s rays better and consequently can raise the temperature of your pool by up to 3 degrees. It’s worth taking this into account if your pool will be in direct sunlight.

Keeping Things Clean 

All outdoor swimming pools will accumulate some dirt and debris—it’s an unavoidable side-effect of being outdoors. Even with regular cleaning, there will be some small debris from day-to-day. Lighter coloured pools will show up any dirt more so than darker colours. 

Water and Light 

Before you make any final decisions on your swimming pool colour, it’s important to thoroughly examine your choice in a variety of conditions. Different lighting conditions (sunny day vs. overcast) will change the way a colour appears. Talk to your local Narellan Pools Builder to get their advice, and visit the Narellan Pools Gallery to see your desired pool colour in different lighting, and from different angles. With the assistance of your local Narellan pool builder, you may be able to arrange a visit to a client’s home with a pool already installed.


Creating your dream pool space is more than just choosing your pool colour. You’ll be thinking about the coping, surrounding landscaping, the outdoor entertaining area, and greenery and decorative elements.

All these components will work together to create the look you want. Think about how your desired pool colour will look among all those elements. You may decide to go with another pool colour or alter parts of your original vision for the poolscaping.

How Narellan Pools Can Help 

Narellan Pools prides itself on delivering high-quality fibreglass pool solutions for our clients throughout New Zealand. We understand that your swimming pool is an extension of you and your home, and it should reflect that. To further this goal, we have developed a wide selection of stunning pool colours, to complement every home and backyard. 

Get in touch with the team at Narellan Pools now to find out how we can help you find the perfect pool colour.

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