What is Pool Coping?
What is Pool Coping?
Are you installing an inground pool at your home? While installing the same, there are several factors that you need to consider to obtain the best results.
“Installation Image of Travertine Pool Coping Tiles“
One of the key factors that you need to choose while installing the inground pool at your premises is pool coping.
In case you are not aware of the same, we will help you unravel the same in this post.
An Insight into Pool Coping
In the field of architecture, “coping” is referred to as the process of covering or capping the top of a wall area for preventing significant water damage and making the same appear attractive as well.
In a similar manner, pool coping is referred to as the decorative edge around the inground swimming pool area. This edge is known to cover the underground wall of the inground pool.
When an individual would sit at the edge of the pool by dangling his or her feet into the pool’s water, the person is actually sitting on the coping.
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The process of pool coping is known to protect the upper edge of the wall area of the pool while doing a myriad of other jobs at the same time.
It is also needed for the overall protection and safety of the pool while making the pool area attractive and inviting for the swimmers.
Types of Pool Coping
Some of the most common pool coping styles out there are:
1. Bullnose Pool Coping
You could go for either “full bullnose” or “half bullnose” coping style. It is the style featuring rounded edges at the lip of the pool.
The full bullnose style features a full range of C-curve (180 degrees) at the water’s edge and creates the shape of a lip.
On the other hand, a half bullnose style remains rounded only at the edge and leaves the bottom end to flush with the walls of the pool.
There are flat and raise bullnose coping styles as well. Flat bullnose style remains flat on an edge-to-edge basis.
Whereas, the raised bullnose style is slightly raised at the edge of the water for providing another lip and directing the flow of water.
“Image of Bullnose Pool Coping Tile”
2. Tumbled Pool Coping
This style of pool coping is known to feature an uneven edge intentionally. This profile helps in providing a rustic look to the rim of the pool.
“Image of Tumbled Pool Coping Tile”
3. Drop Face Pool Coping
In this style of pool coping, the tile features a lip fitting over the edge of the swimming pool.
This helps in hiding the rim and making the surface of the pool’s water appear as flushed.
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4. Square Edge Pool Coping
This type of pool coping style helps in creating a clean look.
This is because the edges of the natural stone pavers that you have selected are square-shaped and even.
It is a highly popular choice of pool coping amongst homeowners who are looking forward to installing something aesthetic & contemporary at the same time.