coping

  1. B

    Grey coping lueders with Pits

    I picked grey lueders to coordinate with our travertine patio install - new pool & patio. I didn't want travertine coping 1. because of price 2. I don't like that they have to be cut really thin to go around a curved pool. Now we have these lueders on our spa and 100% expected a smooth...
  2. C

    Cracks, fractures and superficial cracks- Suggestions needed?

    Hello. I have been supporter for more than a year now and have found trouble-free pool very informative and useful. I am in Missouri and near the end of September will be closing my pool. I have several concerns regarding cracks listed below and want to address them temporarily until I can...
  3. L

    Every single section of new coping cracked within 3 months

    Hello, I see from other posts that this isn't uncommon. I'm hoping this community can help us decide what to do. All 37 segments of new pour in place coping had a stress crack near the middle of the segment, starting at the bullnose and ranging from 6" to the full width, within three months. We...
  4. BCJill

    Need plastic corner coping cover / cap

    I have this old style coping and need to replace the corner covers, but can't find them anywhere. Does anyone know where to get them, or even what this style is called? I saw this one in an old post by @nachos23
  5. F

    Is this step installation correct?

    This is an existing install and we're now considering a liner replacement. However, this "issue" has always bugged me and I want to know if this is the proper way to install in-ground steps that are not covered by the liner. I don't see why the liner receiver channel needs to surround the step...
  6. C

    Area between coping and tile. Advice Needed.

    Hello, I recently moved to a home with an inground pool. I am not sure how old the pools is. We noticed that the small area between the coping and tile has degraded and is unsightly. I attached pictures. Is there something that can be done to fill in the cracks and cover this area to improve the...
  7. J

    5 year old tiles falling off and loose coping

    In 2017 I replaced my coping and tiles and resurfaced the pool with EcoFinish. My 5 year old tiles are falling off and the granite coping is loose and detached from the top of the pool wall. There are cracks developing between the coping and the top grout line and there are white (calcium...
  8. cwilliamp

    Rough coping re-surface needed

    Hi, My old pool has coping that is quite rough and can easily scratch swimmers. I’d like to find a way to resurface the coping to 1) provide a smoother surface, 2) fill hairline cracks in the grout between coping pieces, and 3) fill hairline cracks in a couple coping pieces. I found some forum...
  9. M

    New in-ground spa: Bellecrete pre cast coping showing blotchy marks

    Hello friends: We had an in-ground spa completed in December of 2021. The coping around the spa is a pre-cast concrete, unsealed. A few months after the spa was completed and filled with water, we started noticing blotchy marks on the coping. I had the contractor come by and he took some...
  10. M

    Expansion joint between pavers and coping?

    We just had our pool installed and the contractor did not put in an expansion joint between the pavers and coping stone. The pool at our old house had one, is it needed/not needed?
  11. S

    Pre-pour panic for vinyl liner bond beam for stone coping.

    I'm getting my bond beam formed today. I'm having my typical last-minute panics with something like this realizing the millions of things I don't know. Here are my questions. 1) should I separate the coping from the concrete on top of the pool wall in case I ever need to change the...
  12. J

    Coping, split face sealants

    Just about finished with our remodel. thinking about sealing our coping and split face. Just noticed there are a so many different types of sealants. Any suggestions on what brand, type (water based, silicone based, acrylic) of sealant or any other tips on sealing or not. -- Coping is Keystone...
  13. S

    New to SW pools….Question about Travertine tile

    We live in Southern Tennessee where finding someone who knows pools is impossible. I have a 12x24 fiberglass pool with a wide lip and need professional advice as to applying both Travertine tile coping around the pool, and the deck. What type of mortar or concrete I need that will not crack my...
  14. E

    Is this sort of cracking in the coping grout normal?

    Our pool is a few months old and we see cracking in the grout between the coping stones (see pictures). Our contractor claims this is normal for California. Is this really the case? Seems like a lot of cracks for a few months.
  15. A

    Sheer descent leak through coping

    Hi, my new pool was officially done on Dec. 15th. On Dec 31st I noticed that when my sheer descent was on there was a second pin hole stream of water leaking through the coping. Company finally “fixed” it in early March. It wasn’t obviously leaking the steam into the pool anymore so I didn’t...
  16. N

    Cracks in OK Flagstone

    Hello, we are in the middle of a new pool build in North Tx. They installed the flagstone coping last week and we have noticed 4 stones with cracks (several that go all the way through) and one that has a crack in the mortar underneath and it sounds hollow when we knock on it. Actually several...
  17. J

    Integrity of concrete pool deck when coping is shorter than pool beam

    New issue arising after the coping was installed and the deck contractor came by. So we had 12x12 coping installed but the pool beam is wider by about 2 inches!!! Remodeler never mentioned this would happen (guess he did not know the beam was that wide since we had flagstone previously). we are...
  18. S

    Types of travertine

    Building a pool in Dallas. Was planning to use travertine for the coping and decking but my builder said the price of the Turkish travertine we had planned to used has increased in price and suggested the we use mexican travertine instead. the samples seem smoother and less pitted on the...
  19. F

    Bond Beam Repair Cost

    Hello! I own a pool company here in Southern California. I was getting a lot of info about bond beam repair because I think I am ready to offer that as a service. I was curious though, from all of the information I gathered in all my research (while 95% confident I can handle the job and it be...
  20. BMerrill

    Pool coping and deck installation

    The pool builder is complete with his portion of the project. I will be installing the coping and the pool deck. Both will be Techno-Bloc pavers. The fiberglass pool has a 3' concrete bond beam around the perimeter. Coping? Prefered adhesive (thinset, mortar, Flexlock or ______ brand adhesive)...
  21. dustindclark

    White Limestone Coping - Already Chipping/Flaking

    Howdy all, First time creating a thread here, but I've been lurking for a while. I'm just wrapping up a new pool build, and startup was about a week and a half ago. Unfortunately, I'm already seeing the edges of my limestone chipping off. Obviously this is bad, but it's especially bad...
  22. R

    Pool Bellecrete Coping Moisture Problems

    Hi, I have a recently built inground gunite swimming pool with attached spa. Gunite installed in July 2020. A couple weeks later, Bellecrete cast concrete coping was installed on top of the bond beam. Construction stopped at that point and the gunite shell with coping sat dry for almost a year...
  23. OliviaT

    Puzzle: L-shaped coping + pool cover track

    We’re doing a remodel of our 30 year old, 50x15’ pool to update all finishes and add a spa. We’re trying to do a spillway that goes across the walkway into the pool, as (poorly) rendered here: We also want to keep our fairly new automatic pool cover. As part of the renovation, we plan to switch...
  24. J

    Pool coping issues - legitimate or nitpicky?

    Hi yall, weve been in construction of our simple rectangular pool for more than 3 months though and are starting to run into issues and delays left and right which is incredibly frustrating. they installed half of the coping last week, and I noticed a few issues but I’m not sure if I am being...
  25. N

    Mortar under bullnose coping

    Hi everyone, This is my first time posting. We have a 12 X 24 Blue Hawaiian fiberglass pool. We had the pool installed in 2019 by a reputable builder with hundreds of pools put in by them in our area. Having said that, this pool was installed with a slight bow in one lateral wall and...
  26. L

    Mounting an anchor for safety rope on aluminum coping

    Hi all, first post here. Aluminum coping (hollow) and securing anchors for safety rope What are the best options for the above? Need to install anchors to the coping for a safety rope. I recently had a new concrete deck poured 3 weeks ago, finally have the pool ready and need to install...
  27. R

    Travertine Coping cuts and Pool Light Questions

    Hi, this is my first post and we are in the process of getting bids to renovate our pool - coping, tile, finish. My first question is about the dimensions of the coping. Our current brick coping is 9 inch, but the travertine coping comes in 12 inch sizes. The first bid said they would just...
  28. J

    Coping Decision (Noob getting a pool)

    I've been trolling here for a month trying to get ideas and info during our pool build. Build Data Saltwater, Freeform, gunite, 97' perimeter, 3.5 to 6' deep, raised beam with 2 scuppers. Gunite should be applied in 1.5 - 2 weeks. The standard selection for coping and raised beam area are...
  29. A

    Sharp Edge Coping and little kids

    Hi all, Recently bought a house and the pool coping is composed of overhanging bricks with extremely sharp edges. Have a 2 and 4 year old and enough to worry about regarding pool safety. Budget does not fit a new coping and don’t think filing/sanding them down will be very effective. An idea I...
  30. K

    Coping issues…

    I believe our pool has coping issues. We have gunite pebbletec. Bought the house with the pool 4yrs ago. The first thing is the gunite goes all the way to the top so there are no tiles etc… I figure I’ve heard of this before so not horrific… But my main worry is the coping or lack of coping? We...