Plaster in two weeks. One of the last decisions is whether we want tile on the steps and swim-out or not, and if so, what we want. It is a natural looking pool... we are probably using French Gray Diamond Brite. Just curious as to whether there is any safety issue with not having tile on the edge of the steps. If we use 2x2 tile of the same dark gray color as our water line tile, either in a long strip, or individual diagonal pieces every foot or so, it seems like it takes away from the natural look of the pool.
It seems to me that just based on the difference in water depth, the steps will have a slightly different shade, and there should not be any safety issue during the day, or at night. I assume at night, they will be even more visible based on the pool light hitting them.
The swim-out has 18" of water... on either side of the main steps, the second step wraps a few feet further as an 18" deep bench.
I'd appreciate feedback from anyone on this, but especially those who did not use any tile on their steps.