My wife and I have been having discussions about the need or desire to have some exposed coping over hanging the pool. My wife believes that some extension will assist swimmers when grasping the sides. I think a more flush coping will make it easier to get out of the pool. We know we will bull nose the coping though we have not finalized the coping choice. We are also putting in an auto cover. There are two ways this can be mounted in the pool, one is under the coping lip which would result in a 3 inch over hang, the other is 'encapsulate' the rail on the side under the coping, this will result in 1/4 inch over hang. With encapsulation the water level will also be a little lower. Our coping choices will be limited because of the extra thickness required if we go with the under mount. But we think we can find acceptable selections with either thickness.
What's funny is we have been in agreement on almost all other items about our pool (dig starts April 13th) but this 'small' detail has us flummoxed.
Does your pool have any coping over hang? Do you notice one way or the other? What is the typical standard? Thanks!!!