part­ner and I are plan­ning a new pool and can’t agree on the tile colour. Any point­ers?

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Alex, via email “The pools I am drawn to the most have

a nat­u­ral feel,” says Hugh Main, di­rec­tor of land­scape de­sign firm Spirit Level (spir­itlevel.com.au). “When recre­at­ing this ef­fect, we use tiles in slightly dif­fer­ent colours to give the wa­ter a dap­pled ef­fect. Tiles with a nat­u­ral grey, green or brown tone be­come more blue when the sky is re­flected in the wa­ter. These look invit­ing and like they be­long in the land­scape. Black tiles turn the wa­ter into a mir­ror, which looks glam­orous, but isn’t al­ways ap­pro­pri­ate for a young fam­ily be­cause you can’t see the bot­tom of the pool. Pool tiles are com­monly glass, but there are great glazed op­tions avail­able. Or, use a nat­u­ral stone such as slate for a se­ri­ously sexy look.”

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