We are having a new pool built and have a couple of questions. We are going with a SWG and are considering stained concrete coping. We like the look, but we rarely see it used here in Houston. Most pools use flagstone coping, but we are reluctant because of so many discussions online about problems associated with flagstone and SWG. Can someone give us the pros and cons of the stained concrete vs. flagstone. Is stained concrete a bad choice for coping? Will the coping need expansion joints?
My second question regards the use of sundek covering. We are having a patio build along with the pool. Is it normal to have the sundek application under the patio or should I leave the area under the patio simply brushed concrete?
Any opinions will be appreciated.