Wed. Apr 8th, 2020

      All That You Need To Know About Pool Coping

The sight of a beautiful and clean pool gives me internal satisfaction. This unyielding mindset of always wanting to have one of these gave me the urge to always go for the best when it comes to getting a pool. 

Despite the multiple available options on how to go about making my pool perfect, I was particular about getting a pool coping. Interested in knowing the reason why? Right here, I will be sharing all that is needed to be known about the pool coping and why I was keen on it. 

The Basics Of Pool Coping 

In basic terms, coping is an architectural term that refers to the protective lip or cap located at the top of a wall. This cap or lip gives the wall a finished look and helps keep the wall away from a foreign element. In the context of a pool, it does the same thing. 

After constructing an inground pool, the bond beam which is considered the upper surface of the pool wall has a high tendency of being exposed to steel over time. But with a coping to cover the wall, it will help keep direct water away from the pool and redirect it into the deck drain. Also, it will give the pool a polished appearance and cleaner water. 

Being able to achieve all these is not just by chance, the materials used to manufacture coping materials are made from concrete, composite materials or stone. Although, some make use of wood and metals. These types often need constant maintenance and care.

Why Your Pool Needs Pool Coping

Having used this myself, the primary purpose of installing a pool coping in a pool is to help redirect splash out from the pool into a deck drain. Although, there are several other reasons why pool coping is highly important in every pool. These include; 

  • Helping the pool to keep trash, leaves, and grasses being washed away from the surface into the water body
  • Prevent the penetration of water through the pool shell. 
  • Provide swimmers with a clean swimming environment, reduces the risk of slipping into the pool, and make the pool look more attractive 

Types of Pool Coping 

When it comes to sharing the types of pool coping, the list is endless. But right here, I will be sharing only the best types that can’t be sidelined for any reason whatsoever. These include flat-mount Coping, Rough-Cut Coping, Cantilever-Edge Coping, Top-Mount Coping, and Bullnose Coping. 

Each of these pool copings has its own special design and features. And they have all that is needed to make a pool look attractive and inviting.


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