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    coping - wide vs. narrow

    Trying to decide between a wide coping (24" wide) vs. a narrow coping (4" wide). My pool deck will be travertine paver (versaille pattern) and the coping will also be travertine.

    Because I have a kidney-shaped pool, my PB is strongly recommending that I go with the narrow coping. He says wide coping only looks good on straight edge pool.

    Do others have any thoughts/experience on this? Appreciate any help/guidance!

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    Re: coping - wide vs. narrow

    Using wide coping on anything with much of a curve is going to give it a faceted look and will require a lot of wedge cuts.

    I'm doing 24x24 coping on mine but I only have a very large radius curve which won't cause much issue. With kidney shaped I don't think I would do anything wider than 12"
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    Re: coping - wide vs. narrow

    I'm only giving my opinion based on my idea of the aesthetics rather than any hardcore rule of thumb.
    I think smaller is better to accentuate the kidney shape..... too large and it will overwhelm the pool.

    Go smaller.
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    Re: coping - wide vs. narrow

    How good is the person cutting the stone?
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    Re: coping - wide vs. narrow

    Another idea is to go on Google and look at other folks pools and see if you get any ideas from seeing other coping installs.
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    Re: coping - wide vs. narrow

    Also keep in mind this is somewhat a fashion thing so think about which one will look less dated in 5 to 10 years
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    Re: coping - wide vs. narrow

    Isaac that's a good point you make.
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