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We are having a spillway from the spa to the pool. I am trying to find ideas so the waterfall is our farther from the side of the pool

We are having a spillway from the spa to the pool. I am trying to find ideas so the waterfall is our farther from the side of the pool

21 October 2020

We are having a spillway from the spa to the pool. I am trying to find ideas so the waterfall is our farther from the side of the pool. Trying to get less calcium deposits on the wall below. Plus have a bench under it. Don’t want it falling on our heads. Any ideas?

bevin: Not exactly sure your question. Lol. I have a tired spillway and wish we had put in a bench below it. The way the water flows it’s awesome to be under the water as it spills. We also haven’t had any hard water deposits so far.

john: If you increase the flow to the spa, like 100% of the filter return, does that push the water out farther away from the wall?

ronni: Cut a groove along the bottom of the weir, that’ll keep it from rolling back against the wall.

darci: Ronni any other suggestions to keep
It from rolling back? I have a water feature and they cut a groove and the water still rolls back way too much. Does the depth of the groove matter?

ronni: The shape of the groove plays a role, the edge of the weir plays a role and of course flow rate. Try to increase the flow if you can

sasha: I want to do this too…

lori: Beautiful! What coping did you use? Can you post your a pic of your entire pool.

sharon: Mine is not built yet. Talking about adding a spillway or a granite ledge. More looking for ideas right now b.

bevin: thank you! The coping is white cement pavers.

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jeff: You just need to have them install a steel spill edge. That will sheer the water off the side away from the wall and will be a beautiful feature! Also the running the coping straight across and adding spillways is another option.

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sharon: Jeff we are looking at a solid spillway all the way across. But we don’t have the coping all the way across. So the steel would show. But I will look into this idea. Thanks.

kath: Something like this? My PB calls this a scupper.

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sharon: That is what the PB said but like 5’. I like this idea but it would go all the way across the opening. I am not sure the copper or steel would look as good does anyone have a larger spillway photo.

heather: We used granite on ours. It’s large and it’s low enough from the waters edge that the kids can slide back and forth between the pool and spa. At first I didn’t like how low the spillover was, but now I’m thankful it is.

sharon: Do you have a picture of it. I have a bench under mine. Not sure going over the top is a good idea.

heather: we also have a bench that runs the length of the hot tub and tanning ledge. Let me see if I can find a pic. I’ll see if I can find one from the other direction. There’s a bench that runs underneath the spillover.

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sharon: i like it a lot. Mine will be higher than yours. Our spa is 2 steps on on top of our deck.

tracie: do you have a pic from the other side?

heather: his is the only one I could find!

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tracie: Thank you! So does that basically silently spillover?

heather: Tracie it depends on how high the water level is in the pool. But, yes as far as sound you don’t hear much. If I were to do it again, I would raise the ledge up 2 or 3 inches, but not much more. I really love that the kids slide back and forth between the spa and pool. We are thinking of moving and putting in a pool. It’s one thing we talked about wanting again.

tracie: Thanks! I think our height will be like two feet above the water, so not ideally for sliding in where the water is only 3.5’ deep. And it will be too high to slide “back.”

sharon: Heather ours will be on the deep end. About 4.5 feet from the water. But just guessing.

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