I feel like a have a new question every day - thank goodness you are so willing to help a newbie!
We are close to the stage in the build where the PB is almost ready to pour concrete. We've decided to have the area around the pool done with pavers rather than stamped concrete. I've read many of the past threads on this site regarding pavers vs. concrete for the deck, and I feel there is a lot of support for pavers.
But I haven't seen this issue addressed (my apologies for the repeat if I missed it): We're getting an auto cover and the track for it is already installed along the lip of the pool. Our PB tells us we have to have "cantilevered concrete" poured on top of the track, 3.5" thick all around the pool. We brought up the idea of using pavers as coping instead, and he was against it. He said there would always be problems with stones coming loose and falling into the pool.
Does anyone have experience with paving stones used as coping over an auto cover track? Will it work for some auto covers but not others? The company constructing and installing the cover is Pennco, if that helps.