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Coping is the term used to identify the stone or concrete material used to cap the pool shell wall.

Options available are poured in place concrete, pre-cast concrete material, tile, and natural stone. (Pavers, flagstone, stones, etc.) Learn more about Concrete Pool Deck Surfaces.

Mortex Manufacturing
Tuscon, AZThis coping is poured concrete and a natural extension of the decking material. Stamped Coping
Rock Solid Custom Concrete
Wilmington, NCThis pool features seamless stone stamped coping around the entire edge. Rock Solid Custom Concrete and Pools in Wilmington, NC.

Pool Coping Selection
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Tips on selecting pool coping that fits the style and design of your home. Visit several backyard pools to see how designer/contractor Scott Cohen chose the right pool coping for each project.

Poured concretePoured concrete allows the coping to be one unit with the pool deck, incorporating the coping right over the edge of the pool so that there is no break in the finish on the horizontal plane. This method can help to make a small area around the pool look much bigger, and give the deck cleaner lines.

Review these concrete forming supplies from a variety of manufacturers. Multiple edge shapes are available.

Natural stoneNatural stone or brick coping offers the warmth, texture and sturdiness of stone. Materials ranging from quarried granite, to limestone to natural fieldstone offer beautiful and long lasting coping solutions. In working with natural stone, it is very important to specify consistent coping thickness for this most visible pool element.

Precast concretePrecast concrete coping offers the choice of a wide range of textures, patterns and colors, often at a significantly lower cost than poured concrete or natural stone. From an installation standpoint, it is typically simpler to install, and it is also usually easier to provide uniformity in thickness and color than when working with natural stone.

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