Swimming pool edges

An Overview on Swimming Pool Coping

All swimming pools require some form of a coping product as it is important to the pool structure and it protects the pool shell and pool wall as a capping component which hence eliminates water damage from occurring. The other important aspect of pool coping is that they provide safety surrounding the outlining perimeter of the edge of the pool area.

So, if you’re entering the pool or getting out of the pool you will have a safe edge to grab or hold onto. The other safety precaution is if anyone is in the near vicinity of the pool edge, pool coping will most certainly providing all the necessary safety due to being a flat surface that is slip resistant.


One of the most sought after coping materials is natural stone. Stone swimming pool coping has so much to offer in both visual terms as well as ensuring safety respectively. Regarding its visual appeal, stone coping has a variety of attributes which include: the beauty of natural appearance, the beautiful natural shades, textures and tones which will ultimately create a haven in your pool area and its surroundings.

The most tremendous benefit of stone coping is no matter what design, shape or style of the swimming pool you have chosen, this versatile natural product will complement and blend in perfectly. This superb product is also available in a variety of shapes, designs, styles, sizes and colors for your individual pool coping requirements. The other attributes of stone coping is they are slip resistant, tolerant to all weather conditions, require very little maintenance to keep clean and last but not least, they will last many years. Types of Natural Stone Swimming Pool Coping Natural stone materials that are more commonly used as a swimming pool coping component are as follows:


  • Bluestone
  • Limestone
  • Slate
  • Sandstone
  • Clay
  • Granite

All of these natural stone materials can be produced as a swimming pool coping product. Each stone type has a unique and individual natural representation. Some of the natural shades and tones that exist in natural stone materials that you can select for pool coping are as follows:


  • Charcoal
  • Terracotta
  • White
  • Beige
  • Green
  • Brown
  • Blue
  • Gray
  • Orange
  • Caramel
  • Yellow

The unique thing about natural stone materials is that the base tone of a particular stone type will never be exactly the same, that’s what makes them so unique and unusual therefore a most wanted and preferred type of pool coping material. Swimming Pool Stone Coping Styles There are various swimming pool stone coping styles available for your selection. You should consider what type of style you would mostly prefer, one that will suit your pool shape and size; here are a few suggestions of different styles for you to consider: 1.Bull Nosed 2.Cantilevered 3.Rolled Edge Both Sides 4.Straight Edge 5.Inverted Angle 6.Curved 7.Rough Edge 8.Smooth Edge For further advice if you feel you’re a bit confused on what would be the most suitable coping style for your pool, speak to our sales person and he or she will recommend the best coping style.

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