There are a few terms to know when you’re planning to install a new in-ground pool. Pool coping refers to the edging found at the edge of the swimming pool “shell.” It separates the shell wall from the main walking area around the pool. Pool coping can add a gorgeous aesthetic element to your pool, and it also serves practical functions.
What Pool Coping Does
Pool coping covers up the concrete edges of the pool. It also caps the metal reinforcements of the wall. Pool coping is designed to prevent water from infiltrating behind the shell wall. When swimmers splash water onto the coping, the water drains down.
What Pool Coping Looks Like
Pool coping can be designed to suit virtually any aesthetic style you wish! You may choose from pre-cast concrete, poured in place concrete, tile, or natural stone. Some of your natural stone choices include granite, limestone, and natural fieldstone. The pool design expert will help you match your pool coping to blend in seamlessly with the other elements of the pool and surrounding areas.
When to Renovate Pool Coping
Pool coping, like the pool itself, is quite durable. You and your family will get many years of enjoyment out of your outdoor space. However, as time passes, you may wish to plan a renovation project. Renovations are called for when the pool coping begins to show signs of damage, such as chipping, cracking, or discoloration. The mortar may start to crumble and the coping stones may come loose. Damaged coping detracts from the aesthetic appeal of your outdoor space, and it may allow water to infiltrate the area underneath. If you’ve noticed any signs of damage, it’s time to call a pool company to discuss renovations.
You can get the custom pool of your dreams with help from the experts at TMC Custom Pools and Renovations. Call our office in Tucson at (520) 797-0168 or in Phoenix at (480) 545-7665. Our pool specialists can explain everything you need to know about pool coping.