Is your coping starting to come loose? Is it cracking? Or are you remodeling your backyard and simply looking to redesign your pool? On average, your coping will need to be replaced every 10 to 20 years, depending on the material used, the climate, and the soil surrounding your pool. However, the age of your coping is not the most important factor in determining if it needs to be replaced. You’ll instead want to physically inspect the coping, decking, and waterline tiles for guidance. There are several signs your coping is due to be replaced. The most common sign is cracking in either your coping or the surrounding decking. Naturally, your pool expands and contracts, and it’s the job of the mastic (or caulk) between the coping and the decking to allow for some shifting. However, the mastic can’t always absorb all of the shifting; when it can’t, you’ll start to see cracking in the coping or decking.
Here at PoolSense, we can help you evaluate whether or not you need new coping, or if your existing coping can be repaired. Furthermore, we can help you in understanding all of your coping options, including the pros and cons of each material available. We pride ourselves on making the process simple. We take the time to understand your unique needs, we prioritize clear communication, and we meet deadlines. We are licensed, insured, bonded — and, most importantly, we stand behind the quality of our work.
Coping represents the visual transition from your decking to your pool, and it’s one of the most important aspects of any pool or backyard remodel. Some pool owners prefer the look of a distinct and distinguished coping to outline the pool, while other pool owners prefer a coping that is contiguous and indiscernible from their decking. Whatever your preference, we are here to guide you through your options.
In case you aren’t familiar with the types of coping material available to you, take a look at our guide below.
Coping is a term that has its roots in architecture. It refers to the protective “cap” or “lip” at the top of a wall, generally for protection from weather elements. Specific to pools, the coping is the “cap” of the pool shell (specifically, the upper portion of the pool’s shell, known as the “bond beam”). The coping is an important part of preventing water from seeping behind the shell of the pool where it could cause damage.
Coping is most commonly finished in concrete pavers or natural stone. There are other options available, but are far less common than concrete pavers and natural stone. Each material has it’s own pros and cons, which we explore further below. For more information, contact the PoolSense team today.
Concrete pavers are a popular option due to their durability and the fact that they come in just about every shape and size (you can even have them custom poured to match your decking). They are sturdy and require very little maintenance. Additionally, they can easily be replaced on an individual basis, if for some reason one got damaged. When it comes to cost, concrete pavers are a budget friendly option as well. Offering both value and style, it’s no wonder this is one of the most popular options.
Natural stone is going to be a bit more expensive than concrete pavers, but the look can be well worth the option if it’s within your budget. If your decking is constructed with limestone or travertine tiles, the natural stone finish provides for a completely seamless look from your decking to your pool (you won’t even be able to distinguish the coping from your decking). Coping can be finished in a variety of natural stones, but would most commonly be finished in travertine, limestone, granite, or fieldstone. In comparison to concrete pavers, natural stones are usually less slippery, adding an extra layer of safety for those walking around your pool. While replacing these on an individual basis is more challenging than concrete pavers, it is possible.
We understand that’s a lot to take into consideration, which is why we make ourselves available to provide a free consultation and quote. Our experienced professionals will be able to help you determine what finish is best for your desired style and budget. If you’re looking to get your coping replaced in San Diego, call us today.
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