No not yet I came up with that idea on another pool where they are doing 6x12 tiles for the waterline and 1x1 BLING tile for the benches and shelf. I came up with mix for his pool. He has not done it on the pool yet.Do you have any pics of 6 inch and 1 inch strips mixed in the waterline?
Great plan on your pool. If I could restart I would have just added the intellibrites and been done. Although there is an argument to be made about using a traditional 120v pentair light and just swapping in an LED bulb. I got pretty good at switching bulbs at my old pool and that does seem easier than having to repull a whole new light when the microbrites go out. I have read you can replace just the light board in the intellibrite so maybe they aren't that bad either.People never complain that they have too much light in their pool, so I would err that way if you have any concern. If you end up not liking the extra light at the bench, just pull it out and cap the PVC.
What I've finally decided to do with my pool is to go with 3 Intellibrites, but have 6 1 1/2 inch lines preplumbed in case I want to switch to Microbrites (or some other light) at a later date after the Intellibrites die.
I haven't checked with the insurance company... will sometime soon. I have had umbrella policies in the past and never had issue with the diving board in the two previous homes, they just recommend higher liability limits which is what happens with an umbrella anyway. But it will be interesting to see how it changes... I am sure it will end up costing me more money... everything about this pool seems to be doing thatHave you confirmed that your homeowners insurance (both your primary coverage and your excess/umbrella coverage) are OK with the diving board? If not, you may have to change companies. I did. Primary was OK, but the umbrella said no. If you are wondering if you should have an umbrella policy (if you didn't have one before) the answer is yes now that you have a pool.
I really like your design and am glad it's moving along now.