Swimming Pool Construction: Let’s Talk Coping

 In Pools

When people first embark on swimming pool construction, coping isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. Many don’t even know what it is. However, the right coping can truly enhance the look of your pool. For starters, coping is the border, usually stone, around the edge of your pool. It is not necessary, and some designers will forego coping when clients are on a tight budget. But coping is a standard feature among higher end pools. It enhances the beauty of your pool and hardscape design, attracting the eye and setting off your pool’s shape.

Choosing your Coping Material

Often, the materials chosen for coping during swimming pool construction are the same as those used for your pool deck. The options are endless: travertine, pavers, concrete, etc. The selection depends on your pool design and your budget. Different materials offer various advantages. Travertine is highly luxurious while concrete can mimic stone and allows the coping to be one piece with the rest of the pool deck. With natural stone, you can use a different cut or color to set the border off from the rest of the deck. Brick pavers are less expensive, but can be used to create unique pool designs.

Rely on your swimming pool construction company.

An expert pool designer can guide you through the different types of stone, required thickness, pattern, shape, durability, and installation methods. Because not all materials work in all areas of the country, your pool designer can recommend materials that are better for your region. Your lifestyle will also influence decking and coping materials. Some get very hot, others are more slippery when wet. The idea is to optimize beauty and function.

Talk to Your Pool Design Company

When it comes time to build your pool, call Pacific Sun Pool & Spa. We can show you all the beautiful the possibilities. Contact us today.


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