Landscape Swimming Pool Coping

Swimming Pool Coping

About Pool Coping

Swimming pools are increasingly becoming a popular addition to have installed in your landscaped backyard. You can enjoy, relax, and entertain right there in your backyard without having the hassles of driving to the nearest beach or swimming centre, hence spending more time at home entertaining famil;y and friends.

Pool Coping

There is a wide selection of shapes, sizes and design available. Whether it’s a an above ground pool or an in ground pool, choose a design and shape that best suits the surroundings and lay out of your landscaped back yard.

Natural stone pavers and concrete pavers are most often used to add beauty and enhance the surroundings of the pool area. Pavers can also be used as Pool Coping specifically for in ground pools.

What is Pool Coping?

Tiled Coping

Pool Coping is the trim or the edging that runs around the perimeter of the pool. There are many materials that can be used for Pool Coping. The materials that can be used depends whether you have an in ground pool or above ground pool.

A larger variety of Pool Coping materials are available for in ground pools such as colored pavers and pebble concrete, just to name a few.

Pool Coping is essential as it protects the pool formation from water damage and also protects those who are getting in and out of the pool.

Above Ground Pool Coping Materials

 The two main materials that are used for Pool Coping for above ground pools are:

  • Aluminum strips that are curved.
  • Plastic strips that are also curved and rounded.

The above mentioned materials which can be used for Pool Coping above ground pools will eliminate any injuries that may occur when entering or exiting the pool. Special precautions are needed as above ground pools are more complex to enter and exit.

Plastic Strips

Pool Coping is also vital as it protects the structure of the pool against water damage that occurs when splashing around the pool.

Aluminum and plastic strips that are used are flexible, sturdy and may be cut to the required length. You can also replace existing material that may be rusted or damaged.

 In-Ground Pool Coping Materials

 Coping materials most commonly used for in ground pools are:

  • Concrete.
  • Slate Pavers
  • Pre Cast Concrete
  • Clay Pavers
  • Natural Stone Pavers
  • Flagstone Pavers
In-Ground Pool Coping

In-Ground Pool Construciton

Most types of pavers can be used for Pool Coping. They are more commonly used due to their availability in different colors, shapes and patterns. Pavers are also sturdy, hard wearing and long lasting materials. Coping of in ground pools must also be slip resistant materials. This ensures the safety of those entering or leaving the pool.