Faux infinity / negative edge

Heliman500

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Hey folks, I am underway with a new pool build. The pool is being built on a slope with an exposed downslope wall. We are looking at finishing the top of the downslope wall with a 45 degree tile feature, most commonly described as a faux infinity edge. I have a pleasant view downslope and want to soften the transition between the pool and the backdrop. My concern is how much water will be lost without the lip of the cantilever pool deck? I don’t plan on any crazy jumping on canon balls, just regular swimming. I have attached an image of something similar. Some real life experience feedback with this arrangement would be greatly appreciated.
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Heliman500

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I thought that question might be asked, and good question i might add. The answer is that I'm a fan of simplicity, and also budget plays its part into the decision.
 

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In this picture, my water is about 1/2 - 1" below the vertical/horizontal elevation point. If I keep it closer to or slightly above that level, I can easily lose an inch of water in a good swim session. Though our swim sessions often involve two dogs repeatedly jumping in. If I maintain it at the level shown, the loss is much less. I'd think my setup would be similar to the negative edge design you are considering regarding water loss.

 

Heliman500

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In this picture, my water is about 1/2 - 1" below the vertical/horizontal elevation point. If I keep it closer to or slightly above that level, I can easily lose an inch of water in a good swim session. Though our swim sessions often involve two dogs repeatedly jumping in. If I maintain it at the level shown, the loss is much less. I'd think my setup would be similar to the negative edge design you are considering regarding water loss.
Thank you. That is great insight. Sounds like the dogs are having lots of fun!
 
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