Our pool build is currently in progress (will post photos when I have more time), but I have a question. The original design for the pool includes a 10ft "water wall". It has a stacked stone front and is raised 18". The water is supposed to flow out of an very narrow opening (like a sheer descent without the plastic lip) spanning the entire 10ft of the wall. The pool builder told us today that it would be extremely hard to ensure than an even amount of water will exit the wall, and that we would have to run the motor at 100% in order to get the water to fall into the pool and not just dribble down the stacked stone (we don't want a weeping wall). Instead, he wants to put three 18" scuppers. His argument is that the scuppers will ensure an even flow, still have the "sheer descent" sheeting effect, and can create more water flow with less pump power.
I have to make the decision by the afternoon of May 24, 2013. This is what I do want:
- Sheeting effect of water
- Even water distribution
- Water coming out from the entire wall
- NO weeping wall effect
I prefer the 10ft water wall, but don't know if it will turn out as I am imagining it will be. Any insight is appreciated!