We a purchased a home this past fall. The house had been sitting empty for a couple of years and my husband and I just uncovered the pool last week. We've been working on getting the pool cleaned up and it's coming along, but we aren't sure about what to do about the pools coping. It is a gunite pool and it looks like the prior owners removed the coping when they put stamped concrete around the pool. They never replaced the coping though, they just stuck boards up around the pool. We would like to complete the coping, because we have young children and would like to get a pool cover for on the pool during the summer months. Not to mention, the would looks pretty awful and the boards are warped and popping up.
My brother is a pretty handy guy and has said if I figure out what I want to do he thinks he'd be able to install the coping for us. I've looked online some and it looks like there are concrete or stone coping pieces I can get for around my pool.
Does anyone have any information on doing this as a do it yourself project? Any places online to get coping for a good price? Are there any other affordable options I may be overlooking? I'll post pictures in just a minute.