The soil movement was significant and our pool deck was in a horrible state.
Thus, we are redoing everything for our remodel (new plumbing, electrical, plaster, coping, & pool deck).
We are ready to form for the pour in place concrete coping.
Our PB says 2.5" in thickness is good. Some folks are suggesting 3" in height.
I understand if we go taller, we will need to bring more gravel/dirt to compact and match the taller coping when building the pool deck in the later stage.
From an engineering perspective, will half inch make a difference and yield a strong build pool?
We also understand we have to leave a expansion joint surround the coping and pool deck.
Should we also cut expansion joints on the coping, thus creating sections of coping bands, too?
If this means anything, the old coping was in good. They were the old red brick bands.
Thank you for your advices!!