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- What Kind of Materials Should I Use For My Deck?
- Pool Deck Design Ideas
- Stamped Concrete and Other Popular Pool Deck Surfaces
- Stamped Concrete
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- Pool Deck Pavers
- Exposed Aggregate
- More Pool Deck Surfaces
- Compare Concrete Pool Decks
- Installing and Maintaining Concrete Pool Decks
- Pool Deck Cost
- Pool Coping
- Pool Deck Repair
- Resurface Existing Concrete with Pool Deck Coatings
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- Design Ideas: Pool Deck Info
Concrete Pool Coping
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, etc.). Learn more about Concrete Pool Deck Surfaces.
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.
Z Poolforms, designed by Concrete Countertop Solutions, for forming coping, are made from hard PVC plastic and lock directly into the liner track on vinyl liner pools or into a special receiver track on concrete and fiberglass pools. Rubber form liners are then inserted into the forms, giving users a variety of different profiles and textures to choose from. Z Poolforms are reusable and easy to install, saving contractors time and effort during installation, and ensuring more consistent results than traditional Styrofoam forms. Watch a video of how the forms work.
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 or natural fieldstone, offer beautiful and long lasting coping solutions. When 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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