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    pool just finished, coping looks beat...

    My pool just finish in Dec 09. however after all deck pour and plaster install. The coping looks really beat. What can I do to make it look more fresh?
    My decking guy say I shouldnt seal it. it can be too slippery.

    My coping is a chocolate color concrete bullnose.
    you can kind of see it here.

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    Re: pool just finished, coping looks beat...

    My pool was finished in October and my coping is dark brown "textured" concrete. They did seal it and it looks fine. I have not had the chance to swim in it yet to determine if it will be slippery, but we have walked over it quite a bit, even when it has rained, and it doesn't seem slippery....

    My concrete coping was poured on a day where it began to rain (and continued for two weeks), which caused some places in the "texture" that I was no happy with, and the sealant actually made it look better I think.
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    Oct 2009
    Jacksonville, FL

    Re: pool just finished, coping looks beat...

    Our coping always look bad when it is raining or wet It always look good when it is dry . What does it look like when it is dry????
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    So Cal

    Re: pool just finished, coping looks beat...

    Did you go with the Blue Fountain signature couping?, I did and the color has faded considerable, I can live with it because it blends with the decking, but if I did over again I would have gone with an on-site poured couping.

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    North Central Texas

    Re: pool just finished, coping looks beat...

    I won't comment on your coping as comparing any coping to my constantly silt/sand/dust/mud covered, brown brick coping would be silly AND what a beautiful result on your build.

    BTW.... my brown coping is at least about the same color as the mud/silt but it sure is much nicer looking when it is cleaned (which only last until the dogs start romping) and especially when wet.

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