Our First Pool


Well-known member
May 29, 2019
Charlotte, NC
One note on glass tile. We almost did the same ones but were told by countless sources not to use mesh backed glass tile as they tend to slowly separate from the mesh and that creates failures. On the positive side since you will never see freezing temps it may be less of a concern then it is here. I would also insist they seal the spa properly and use an epoxy grout. You can pick the colors and even make the grout reflective.


Bronze Supporter
Jul 31, 2018
Seal the inside / outside of the spa - Aquron CPSP....use epoxy grout (Laticrete Spectralock Pro Premium) on the tiles...other products available, but these are really good!
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Well-known member
Sep 27, 2019
Where are the doubles? The things that go under the steel to lift it off the ground so the concrete can get all around the steel.
Kim they are required for the larger steel on the footers (borders) and are installed. The mesh gets pulled up as they pour and walk over it.


Mod Squad
LifeTime Supporter
Jul 10, 2012
Tallahassee, FL
They should be under the floor part also. That steel will go down from it's own weight AND them walking on it. It needs to be in the middle of the deck to do any good.