The Importance of Coping for Your Pool
“Coping” isn’t a word you hear every day except if you are part of the pool design and remodeling industry. So, if it is said that much by pool experts, what is Pool Coping anyway? Your pool is not only the inside, the deck and, of course, the water that goes in it. You need to finish the edge of the pool. You don’t want it to have a sharp edge from a tile or a a piece of stone, you want it to be smooth and safe, you also might want it to be stylish and compliment the look if your pool edge.
That material that is installed to fulfill all of these functions, is Coping. It functions as a barrier, or a divider between the pool and the deck, and it has many advantages and features.
You can of course choose the format and the type of materials used on the Coping of your pool, but on this article, we are going to talk about some of the specific benefits and characteristics of Pool Coping for your Pool Deck
Coping protects swimmers as they get in and out of the pool. The smooth, rounded edges of coping protect you from cutting your hands and feet, and provide an edge to hold on to when you need to take a rest from swimming. The non-slippery surface also prevents falls and other accidents. Also pools that do not have proper coping might have their edges chipped away over time, becoming razor sharp, and turn very dangerous, specially for kids.
2. Cost Savings
Since pool coping prevents water from splashing over the deck due to it’s format, it will keep your pool in the best of shape, and with regular maintenance, your pool is less likely to face serious damage. This means there will be less expensive repairs needed in the future.
Coping also serves as a decorative piece, and it’s a great way to add texture, proper finishing and color to your pool design. Without coping, you would have continuous decking material up to the edge of the pool, but why not tie in other materials to add some flair? Coping offers a stylish, textured edge to your pool, and can make it a unique work of art. Brick, slate, travertine, limestone, and flagstones are all possible materials for coping.
4. Pool Protection
Coping is essential to your pool’s structural design safety — it’s a protective force around your pool. Expertly installed coping helps a swimming pool or spa keep its shape, keep the walls of the pool straight and rigid, and protect the pool formation from water damage.
What kind of look are you going for? Modern, traditional, organic? No matter what you want for your Pool Coping, ASE can do it for you. ASE has the team that can do it for you, professionally, quickly and within your budget! If your pool’s coping needs to be replaced or repaired, you should get it inspected as soon as possible to prevent further damage and safety hazards. To learn more about coping options available for your pool deck, contact us today!