Add Style to Your Pool With Swimming Pool Copings

By: Helen Zahralban


The coping is one of the most important elements in a swimming pool structure, particularly in inground or onground swimming pool construction. Coping is a smart way to add texture to your pool design. Pools have a lip about one foot deep. If you want the decking material to be continuous up to the edge of the pool, you definitely can. However, if you want to tie in other materials or just have a visual edge to the pool, using a different coping material can be a stylish choice.

It is essential to have a reliable and durable coping and important also that the coping be easily secured and useful for a variety of functions including a reliable attachment means for the vinyl liner in pools that use a liner and to attach other accessories such as pool covers
and lighting.

Swimming pool copings: A background on invention

Conventionally swimming pool coping was made of extruded materials, such as aluminum or plastic. They are positioned usually at the juncture of the vertical swimming pool walls and the horizontal deck which circumscribes the swimming pool and forms the transition piece there
between.

Copings may be used to retain in place the upper peripheral bead of a swimming pool liner.

The coping is much use and frequent abuse because it is invariably stepped on, jumped on and often abused by equipment carried in or near the pool by those using the pool and often bumped by equipment used in servicing the pool.

Because of its prominent position just above and surrounding the pool surface, the coping is alway in view by those in the vicinity of the pool and therefore, should present a neat
and undistorted appearance.

Here are some of the most popular copings that are used to style a swimming pool

Rolled edge coping is made from brick, concrete, or cast stone. It is smooth and upturned at the edge which can give a swimmer something to grab onto.

Cantilevered coping is straight on top, runs out past the edge of the pool, then drops down a bit, forming a 90 degree angle. It offers a modern look, and the L shape makes the deck material seem thicker.

Bull-nosed coping is made from stone, cast-stone, or from cast-concrete edges. It is flat with a rounded end.

Rough-cut coping is good for giving the pool a casual look. It is made from rough stone and has a textured edge.

Today there are a host of online companies which offer swimming pool copings of different sizes and motifs. But one name that shines through is Olympicstone. The site offers some of the finest hand selected natural stones including stone patio pavers, stone patios, stone pavers for interior and exterior uses, that too at highly affordable rates.

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The author is an expert & posses extensive knowledge about various kinds of stones used for building purpose. The author writes on various topics like Swimming Pool Deck, Stone Pool Deck, Stone Pool Coping.

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