Hi everyone, we're in the middle of our pool remodel and I was hoping to get some thoughts on the design of our spa spillover. We're changing the top surface of the spillover from tile to stone, which we really like. My question is about the height of the spillover. The original design (pictured below) has the spa spillover at a lower height for the entire radius that is adjacent to the open pool water.
However, the builder suggested increasing the height of the spillover to be level with all the other coping except for a small section in the center, as shown below (this is our pool - he even started building it up that way today because of a miscommunication, but I noticed it when I got home tonight).
We're going to meet tomorrow morning to decide how we'd like it. What do you think? The higher spillover creates more of a walled-off feel for the spa that I'm not sure I like (I'm sure our toddler would love jumping between the spa and pool which would be easier with a lower spillover), but the builder said that's what most of his clients are doing now.
Would you do the higher spillover that's flush with the rest of the coping, or the lower spillover like the older design? Thanks for any input!