What is pool coping?
Pool coping can be described as the material that is used as a cap for the wall of the pool. Typically this is made out of materials such as stone or concrete, although a large variety of materials are on offer. These materials are tailored to the needs of the individual, and can be made from concrete, precast concrete, natural stone or ceramic tiles as well.
This coping material is located above the tile line found at the top of the swimming pool, and is used to separate the pool structure from the rest of the decking. The bond beam acts as a frame around the edge of the pool wall, so not only does it have functionality, but it can vastly improve the appearance of the pool.
Pictured above is an example of cantilever coping that is achieved through the use of concrete, not only does this process affect the appearance of your pool, but it also serves a functional purpose. This material is used to ensure that the decking is not directly connected to the pool structure, because of this the decking is then able to move more freely, allowing for contraction and expansion, without it affecting the structural integrity of the pool itself.
Pool Coping made of Poured Concrete
Concrete coping has multiple options as they are linked with caulking and mortar. Since, it consists of separate stones, it is easy to mix and match. They are also available in different colours, by experimenting with them we can come up with a fine design according to our liking.
Another kind of concrete coping is precast concrete. It is quite thinner when compared to poured concrete and it is considerably lighter. This lighter concrete makes the perfect pool’s bond beam/wall as it stresses lightly against the pool structure. This aids in increasing the lifetime of the pool. If you are looking for a pool that lasts longer, precast pool copingstone is the right choice.