Vanishing Edge Finish Question

Eg9784

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Jan 8, 2021
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Hi, new to the forum. We’re under construction on a new pool in Southern California with a sizeable vanishing edge (40+ feet) that has a soft bend. My PB is recommending taking the pool finish (either radiant fusion or mini pebble-TBD) all the way up to the spillover because he thinks it looks cleaner than introducing another material to the line of sight (I.E. tile). The vanishing edge will be cut into the pool. I have not been able to find any photos of this type of application online and I’m wondering if my PB is trying to save some money and time or if it really is the best look. Is there a maintenance issue with letting the pool finish go through the wet/dry cycle continuously?
 

ajw22

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Jul 21, 2013
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Welcome to TFP.

I think there are a few issues with what your PB wants to do. The vanishing edge needs to be perfectly level and smooth for the proper water flow and look. A pebble finish will disrupt the flow over the edge. And you do not want plaster exposed to drying and cracking.

Read these articles...

https://aquamagazine.com/builder/vanishing-edges-101

https://aquamagazine.com/builder/pocket-guide-the-vanishing-edge

https://aquamagazine.com/builder/avoiding-the-pitfalls-of-vanishing-edge-pool-construction

@onBalance thoughts?
 
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