#23: Perimeter-Overflow Spa
Once U.S. designers and builders "discovered" vanishing edges - probably at some point in the 1980s, although the look emerged long before then with some forward-thinking architects and watershapers - we've never let this highly visual design detail go.   I use these edge effects in my designs all the time, and setting them up in the best way possible has
Precision Planning
I operate under the hopeful assumption that all professional watershapers know that detailed, quality construction plans are crucial to the success of any project.  Too often, however, I get the unsettling feeling that some contractors in the watershaping trades see plan documents mainly as a means of securing a construction permit. Such a bare-minimum approach can lead to an endless array of problems that can be summed up simply:  Plans lacking in detail leave way too many issues to chance and inevitably lead to mistakes.  And because we all work in a field where things are quite literally