Coping? June 27, 2017

We know, it’s name does not define itself easily but coping is an integral part of any pool. In fact, it is actually the critical structural component responsible for the edge of your pool where the pool wall intersects with the top deck area. See, you learn something new everyday!

As an important safety feature, this lip serves to protect swimmers by ensuring a smooth surface where the wall and edge meet as well as provide a space to house any mechanical systems necessary for your pool. Depending on the design of your pool, coping comes in a wide variety of materials and shapes.

If you are in the design stages, here are a few examples of coping ideas to consider incorporating into your pool:

  • Natural Stone: Boasting a warmth and texture unavailable in other mediums, natural stone coping is a great solution for those interested in a clean aesthetic design. Popular options include granite, limestone, or even fieldstone.
  • Precast Concrete: Offering uniform thickness and affordability, precast concrete coping comes in a wide range of patterns, colors, and textures to allow you to select from many options what is appropriate for your backyard environment.
  • Concrete Pavers: Manufacturers have made numerous advancements in colors and options with this wonderful (and economical) option. Many more materials are now available for many different “looks”. And dependent upon the patio/decking desires, the coping and patio can match seamlessly as well.

If you are looking for more information about coping, get in touch with our talented team today and let us help you select the perfect material that suits your needs.