We are in the process of building a rectangular 20x40 pool with a raised beam and looking at coping options. We are down to the above, but also putting in an auto-cover. It was recommended by the builder and cover star rep that bluestone be used on the walk-on lid to the auto over even if we go with pavers for the other 3 sides so our options at this point are 1) all bluestone or 2) bluestone on cover and paver on 3 sides.
Our main concerns were
1) sharper square edge on the bluestone (bull nosing it was costly)
2) temp of coping between the two options
3) looks of having paver on 3 sides abutting the bluestone on the lid (possibly bullnose since just one side)
Any thoughts, or recommendations?