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CONSTRUCTION 309: The Beauty of the Edge – Vanishing Edge, Grass Edge, and Perimeter Overflow Pools Part 2

Learning Objectives

  • Examine new edge details to solve unique architectural challenges.
  • Profile recent edge projects and lessons learned.
  • Discuss aesthetic and functional considerations.
  • Review construction methods and sequence.


Vanishing edges and perimeter overflow pools have become more common and their expense is now obtainable to more people. This increase in popularity has demanded solutions to new architectural challenges and more options for edge details than ever before. We established this Part 2 to inspire you with beautiful imagery, applied calculations to real world examples, and show how some of these challenging projects are constructed.

Time/ Credits

1:25 hrs


Brian Van Bower, SWD Master

CEO of Aquatic Consultants, Inc. in Miami, FL
Ambassador and Co-founder of GENESIS®
(305) 383-7266

SWD Master Pool Designer
Brian Van Bower, SWD Master, GENESIS® Ambassador & Co-Founder

Brian Van Bower has nearly 50 years of professional experience in the pool and spa industry and has long been one of the industry's most influential figures. He is CEO of Aquatic Consultants, Inc., an international consulting and design firm based in Miami with a satellite office in N. Redington Beach, Florida, specializing in upscale and unusual pool and watershape designs. He is also ambassador and co-founder of GENESIS through which his efforts have transformed the industry, and he has a long history of leadership across numerous industry organizations and programs. Additionally, he is president of BVB Consulting, LLC, which provides business consulting to consumers, business owners and industry manufacturers.

Bower has won well over 100 industry design awards. His work includes projects in Africa, Sri Lanka, Greece, Colombia, the Caribbean, Bermuda, Canada and all across the U.S. He and his company's projects have been featured in numerous magazines and television shows, including coverage in Architectural Digest and on CNN and other local and national media outlets. He is a devoted food and wine enthusiast and pursuer of "the good life."