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December 17, 2015
Can you use Pool Coping on a curved pool?
Many people assume that they cannot use square or rectangular Pavers as coping on a curved pool, but the fact of the matter is you can use almost any stone for your pool coping and the vast majority of this work can be done directly at the job site by a skilled contractor or pool builder. All you need is a diamond blade wet saw, access to some water, and a little patience. Stone is relatively easy to cut using a small handheld angle grinder with a diamond blade attached. The saw will cut through the stone in a matter of seconds – saving you time, and tons of money on custom fabrication for your project.
Pool coping is the material above the tile line that generally covers the top of the pool structure. The pool coping is used to separate the pool structure from the pool decking.
This coping also serves as a frame around the pool. Much like a frame around a picture or painting. Coping comes in many different materials such as travertine, sandstone, flagstone, granite, bluestone or tile. If an inground swimming pool is constructed of concrete, it will need coping, which is a cap for the edge of the pool. Besides simply being necessary, the coping provides an opportunity for a decorative accent, which can greatly enhance the appearance of the pool. When someone inside the pool hangs on to the top edge, that’s the coping they’re grabbing on to the coping.
- Coping is mounted on the bond beam, covering its concrete edges and concealing the steel projecting from the pool’s walls.
- It also prevents water from getting behind the pool shell, and integrates the finish and tile of the swimming pool.
- If coping is installed correctly, any water that is splashed out of the pool should flow away from the pool and down into deck drains. Coping should be tilted slightly away from the pool.
Coping refers to the tiles, stones or concrete which are used to cap the wall of the inground pool shell. It adds additional safety as well as providing your pool with a visually polished look.
There are many options when picking tile and coping. Pool Coping can come in many forms from modern to natural. Some of the options to go around the edge of the pool for the coping are; brick, slate, travertine, limestone and flagstones. Please note that some of these materials will vary in shades and thickness.
Variations of Sandstone Pool Coping show above.
August 7, 2015
In the leafy Melbourne suburb of Glen Iris we turned a grass backyard into this stunning swimming pol and entertainment area with the use of White Granite Pavers and genuine Harkaway Bluestone drop face pool coping.
June 29, 2015
This fabulous swimming pool in Portsea has utilised Summer Daze exfoliated granite pavers along with matching drop face pool coping.
Teakwood Sandstone pool pavers and matching drop down pool coping tiles. Even though Teakwood sandstone has a smooth surface the capillary action on the stone pavers surface when wet make it completely NON SLIP. One of our many great pool pavers from our designer series.
February 26, 2015
Custom made curved sandstone pool coping tiles have been installed on this salt chlorinated swimming pool in Melbourne. The client supplied Steve Taylor ( Master Stonemason) with the templates, which Steve duly checked prior to manufacturing. See our sandstone range here
Custom made curved sandstone pool coping tiles have been installed on this salt chlorinated swimming pool in Melbourne. The client supplied Steve Taylor ( Master Stonemason) with the templates, which Steve duly checked prior to manufacturing. View our entire bluestone range here
Travertine Pool Coping and Pool Pavers installed around a chlorinated residential swimming pool, located in Melbourne. See more Pool Coping and Pool Pavers.