I am re-plastering, putting in new coping, & replacing pool deck. My contractor just told me my deck will be lower than the coping. I don't want to be stubbing my toes. He says my pool was set too high initially fifty years ago. Now I know why they had previously used rocks as coping before. Anyone have suggestions. I am bringing the deck up as high as possible, but can't go higher than my patio doors. I also thought maybe I could create a low spot for a drain between the house and pool. Thanks for helping.