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    Old Style Coping

    I need to replace a couple coping pieces around my pool. I think it was built in the 70's by Anthony Sylvan pools. I have attached a picture of the coping piece. Does anyone know if I can still get these?
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    Re: Old Style Coping

    40 years of wear will never be matched. The cement around the aggregate is eroded away, exposing more far aggregate than new, similar styled coping would.

    Chances are pretty good that more than a couple are problematic. I urge you take a wooden handle and tap the surface of every section. Those that are hollow sounding are a danger. They can let go at any time. That can land on a person, injuring them and damage the pool's plaster.

    It really sounds like it's time to replace it all.

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    Re: Old Style Coping

    Given that the sides of the rocks and not just the outside surfaces are exposed, the coping stones were most likely done as exposed aggregate from day one (they precast the pieces, spray retardant on them, and then after the core has cured, wash off the surface, which exposes the aggregate). Replacements would likely have to be custom made by a concrete counter top contractor or pre-cast concrete statuary manufacturer, but there's no way that they'll be able to find the mix of rocks to make the color and texture an exact match. That'll cost you an arm and a leg to have custom done, so entire replacement may be best.

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    Re: Old Style Coping

    Are you sure its coping stones, and not poured in place.
    A full wide view of the top of the pool might help.

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