Hi! I hope I am posting in the correct place. I have a new build that is currently being done and the border tile just went in. We chose a large blue tile. We are doing he raised water feature ourselves, most likely with three 3' cascades, but I am torn on what to do for the finish and need to figure it out soon so that we can get it done before we fill the pool with water.
First option: Stone ledger panels- I am worried about how the existing border tile that is already in place will look at the bottom of the stone. Does anybody have this that could share their pictures? For those that have the stone ledger water feature, is it hard to maintain? Do you wish you had gone with tile? Our plan is to run the auto fill off of the soft water system so the calcite shouldn't be as big of an issue for atleast a few years and we could replace the affected stone panels farther down the road by using less mortar in those areas.
Second option: Tile- If I were to do tile, I'm not sure that I would want the same blue tile for the raised wall. I was thinking of using the same colored blue tile, but the 1x1s instead. Does anybody have pictures of their pools with smaller tile next to larger tile? Will they clash? I'm open to other ideas as well. Our house is a spanish style so maybe somehow tying in a few spanish tiles to mix up all of the blue?
The first couple of photos are our pool. The water feature will go on the long side along the back fence to the right of the spa. It will be atleast 24" high and I haven't decided if I wanted it to be all one level or a couple of different heights.