Using Granite on spa spillway.

luvh20March 9, 2011

Has anyone used granite for the spa spillway? If you did, were there any problems later?

Our last spa had a flagstone spillway,and over time starting flaking off. But I did like how it overhung about 2 inches from the face of the spa with the water flowing off it.

I haven't seen, or don't know how it can be done, with just a tile spillway with the same overhang.

The width of the spillway is 3 feet, so granite shouldn't be a high cost.Just don't know how well it will hold up with saltwater over time.

Any thoughts, or suggestions would be appreciated.

Thank you.

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We use granite all the time, and its a very good material for this application.

    Bookmark   March 9, 2011 at 10:46PM
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My PB uses granite for nearly all his pools. He says a recent pool owner is trying a solid surface, but he doesn't know how that will hold up.
I've got to get my template and start shopping around for my granite soon....

Here's a link to my blog, where there's a picture of a really pretty granite spillover.

Here is a link that might be useful: Granite Spillover

    Bookmark   March 10, 2011 at 8:00AM
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racket: thanks for the reply,is there anything that has to be done different when attaching the granite to the spillway, or is it just the same as doing tile?

c9pilot: thanks for the info. After seeing that granite spillway, I definately want to do that.

    Bookmark   March 10, 2011 at 9:50AM
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We are putting in 2 granite spillways. Our problem is getting the water to flow out from the spillway instead of going under the piece of granite. Is there a special edge that needs to be finished on the granite to help this flow.

    Bookmark   May 27, 2012 at 8:41PM
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Geesh, it's been a year and I don't remember what my PB said about this, but he said that the granite was cut a certain way or a certain size so that the water would spill over it right - otherwise it wouldn't sheet over (flow?) correctly. I think this is what you're talking about. I would think that any experienced PB would know how it needs to be done.

    Bookmark   May 29, 2012 at 3:14PM
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