What is Pool Coping?

2020 is the year when people have decided that a pool in their backyards is an ideal addition to their property. With COVID-19 restrictions abounding throughout the United States, combined with the oppressive heat of Georgia’s summer, a backyard pool is a great solution. However, saying you want a pool is simple; planning the process out is more complex.

There are different aspects, or parts, to consider when putting a pool in your backyard. There is the pool itself, the patio area around the pool, and the pool coping. Pool coping is the material above the tile line that covers the top of the pool structure. Pool coping is the material that separates the pool shell from the adjacent patio area, much like a picture frame surrounds a photograph. Pool coping comes in many different materials such as poured concrete, flagstone, brick, travertine, pre-cast concrete, or tile.

To create an accent border around the pool, using natural stone adds a touch of class and elegance that is tasteful for any outdoor living space. Natural stone can be selected to complement the façade of your home and any existing hardscapes that you have on your property. Pool coping also protects the pool shell and pool wall from water damage and provides traction for entering and getting out of the pool. These natural stone materials are most popular for pool coping:

  • Slate
  • Limestone
  • Sandstone
  • Bluestone
  • Flagstone
  • Crab Orchard Stone

The structure and shape of your stone choice can be customized to create the look that you have in mind. Whether your pool design is curved or angular, whether it has a sloped, rolled edge, is bull-nosed, or cantilevered, natural stone can be customized for your pool’s design.

Alliance Stone provides natural stone for all your landscaping projects. Call us today to learn more about pool coping ideas and the benefits of natural stone.

Posted on Behalf of Alliance Stone