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CONSTRUCTION 408: Construction Techniques for a Vanishing Edge Pool

Learning Objectives

  • Review excavation and drainage underneath common wall(s).
  • Identify proper forming and load resistance.
  • Review proper and improper plumbing installations.
  • Identify shotcrete applications do’s and don’ts.
  • Review the effects of construction techniques on finished materials.
  • Describe the effects of construction techniques on water flow and/or water in transit.


One of the most distinctive features in modern swimming pool design and construction is the vanishing edge. The visual phenomenon of water perpetually in transit is a tribute to quality engineering and execution. Using real case studies of what will and will not work, this module describes the steps necessary to successfully construct a vanishing edge swimming pool. The class will focus on quality plans and good engineering, soil analysis and site preparation, forming, plumbing, shotcrete application, and proper finishes.

Time/ Credits

1:75 hrs

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