Pool Coping & Decking
Modern pools need swimming pool repair and renovation in addition to standard pool maintenance. For example, the concrete on the edge of your pool is too hot when you climb out, or it might be cracking. Maybe, you just want to update the look of your pool. Perhaps, the pool area is too slippery, or is just uncomfortable to walk on.
Anthony & Sylvan Pools offers options to enhance your pool with coping and decking.
What is Pool Coping?
Pool coping is the material that surrounds the top edge of the pool, and it serves multiple functions. Pool coping protects the pool shell, and it brings the swimming pool level with the pool deck.
Pool coping materials include brick, stone and concrete. Most public pools involve cantilever concrete coping, but there are several other pool coping ideas which can add beauty to your pool.
Brick Pool Coping
Brick pool coping is durable and comes in many different colors and shapes. Brick is cost effective, and the color won’t fade over time.
Brick coping comes in a bull nose finish, which is when the coping edges are rounded off to provide a smooth finish with the pool and the pool deck.
Stone Pool Coping
Stone pool coping involves the use of natural stone, such as limestone, granite, or fieldstone, and because of this, stone pool coping is available in different colors and textures. The stone surface is durable and easy to clean.
Stone pool coping can help your swimming pool look like a natural part of your backyard, especially if your pool decking involves natural materials.
What is Pool Decking?
Pool decking is a term that refers to the area around your swimming pool. Most swimming pools feature poured concrete pool decks because they are cost-effective, but there are a range of enhanced pool decking options available.
Stamped concrete is poured concrete composed of two or more colors. This technique can give your pool deck a classic look for a low cost. Stamped concrete pool decking is sealed, which protects your pool deck from potential damage from pool chemicals.
Stamped concrete can also mimic other materials like stone or brick. Texture can be added to stamped concrete pool decks to help make them less slippery, which may be important if you have small children in the home.
Pool Deck Pavers
A paver is a paving stone, and they are a good option for pool decks because they are comfortable to walk on and provide good traction as they are slip-resistant.
Pool deck pavers can be made from manufactured materials, like concrete pool pavers, or natural materials. Natural pool deck pavers are made from paver materials like stone, brick, travertine and slate.
Pool deck pavers do not crack like concrete does, and if an issue arises with your pool decking, pavers can be repaired or replaced individually for less cost than an entire pool deck.
Call Anthony & Sylvan Pools to Discuss Pool Coping and Decking
Contact Anthony & Sylvan today to discuss the pool coping and pool decking options that will work best for your pool.