Imperial Pool contractors, serving Champaign & Decatur, IL explain pool coping options
Have you ever had a talk with your swimming pool contractor about what swimming pool coping is and what it does for your swimming pool? If you haven’t had a discussion with him or her about it, you should contact the swimming pool contractors from Imperial and ask them to explain coping, what it does for your pool and how viable your pool coping is.
At a glance, coping is the edging that surrounds a pool. When your pool was built, choosing the coping material would have been part of the entire process. Coping replacement is also one of those items that are included a part of a pool remodeling project. The coping around your pool adds style. In addition, it provides a layer of safety by adding a smooth edge and a non-slip feature at the pool side. The coping is the cap between the pool walls and the deck.
Coping styles can complement or contrast with your pool design because coping comes in myriad styles and colors and materials. From natural-look coping — fused to resemble stones or pebbles or colored, poured and stamped concrete coping, your coping choice is as much a personal design as it is an aesthetic one. Natural stone styles are available in granite, marble, sandstone, marble, limestone or even blue stone. Concrete coping will either be formed and poured onsite, or your pool builder will bring precast coping for the project.
Coping, in addition to its colors, materials and styles, also comes in two styles — cantilever or bull nose.
- Cantilever coping is usually used with brick, concrete and stone and will extend of the lip of the swimming pool
- Bull nose is used with concrete decking and will abut the pool lip.
Browse your pool contractor’s selection of coping options and talk with him about the kind you will want during your installation or remodel project. The coping is typically in tile format and is cut to mold to the walls and corners. If you’re looking for a smooth finish you will want a honed-stone coping style. Standard pool coping material offers rough texture.