coping

  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. O

    New Coping

    Hi, I am getting a new stone coping and was wondering how I manage the cap or cover of the skimmer since the stone will make it higher by a couple inches. I was told to add a collar but it looks like collars are installed in the middle of the skimmer, and I cannot pull mine apart. I also...
  10. S

    Inground pool upgrades - Questions

    I bought a house( in Wisconsin’s) a few years ago that had an in-ground pool (20x40’), one skimmer, 2 return lines, no main drain on the deep end, liner( maybe The previous owner abandon the main drain?), pretty simple set up. Over the past 3 years I’ve had return line issues (cracks) that...
  11. L

    White Limestone Pool Coping - Discoloration & Proper installation methods?

    Hello all! We recently completed our owner-builder pool/spa in the Phoenix area. I named her "La Dominicana" as the finish selection was inspired by a trip I took to the Dominican Republic. I sourced white limestone/shellstone from one of the larger suppliers here, purchased through a local...
  12. C

    Expansion coping saw cuts cracked

    We just had our poured patio and cantilever edge coping done. They showed up day after pour to make the saw cuts. There are 22 cuts in the pool coping and they all look like this. I think this is a tear out and redo unfortunately. Do you agree? Or can something be done to make this right? I...
  13. R

    Granite coping prep & build help!

    Hey all, First, thanks everyone for the help. It's great to find communities like this when you are starting a new adventure, definitely helps! So we had a vinyl lined pool installed and we are going to try and tackle the patio ourselves. We plan to use a blue mist granite for the...
  14. coachhim

    Pool Coping Caulking

    Hello. We moved and have been in this house with the pool about 4 years now. Now the caulking around the pool is starting to come off the edge. I have seen on youtube people putting caulking filler or backer in the grove then using a self leveling caulking to fill in the gap. My question...
  15. P

    Concerned about coping quality and color

    Hi there, I’m building a pool in Austin, TX and over the past 3 days the majority of the tile and coping was completed. The coping I picked out was light grey and the installed coping appears to be a variety of colors from light cream to light/medium tan. They all appear stained. Is this normal...
  16. J

    Honed Coping Edge (bluestone)?

    I am pricing out 14"x2" bluestone coping for my pool - i plan on doing the work myself (wife is not happy about that) - I am looking at about $2500 for the stone. My question is do you think it is worth an extra $1200 to have a honed edge put on the coping? My wife is already convinced I am...
  17. S

    Rusted out steel coping

    I’m a new pool owner and need some help. Every joint on my steel coping around my 20x40 vinyl pool is rusted out like this. Can this be repaired or would replacement be the only option? I have a concrete deck. If replacement is the only option, why would I have to replace the entire deck...
  18. S

    Poured Concrete Coping/Problems

    We are in the final stages of having our pool built. Seeing how this is my first pool and doing minimal research, I’m not surprised that some things didn’t turn out as expected. Thus the reason I’m here. We opted to have poured concrete coping after looking at 100’s of photo’s of various...
  19. Z

    Bad concrete & coping job?

    Hello, New to the forum and finding it really informative. We had a fiberglass pool installed this month. Concrete came last week and every time I look at the concrete (and read more about it) I get more depressed. I attached photos. 1. stress cuts aren’t all the way through the deck or coping...
  20. G

    Fiberglass Pool, Bluestone coping gap

    Hello All, I’ve searched the forum. Looking for a final word or advice: Brand new leisure pools 30x14 pool in the ground. 15” bond beam collar poured. The PB’s concrete sub poured my collar level with the 4” fiberglass lip of the pool. After using mortar to adhere bluestone coping to concrete...
  21. P

    Pool concrete deck painting and coping question

    HI everyone, New to the forum and have a question. We have a concrete deck that has never been painted or stained in 15 years with some cracking but not much honestly. We are thinking of improving the look, powerwashing and painting it and wondering what products are recommended (Cool, etc.)...
  22. J

    Coping choice

    Hello! We are in the beginning stages of getting a pool. We are in the North Fort Worth area and I’m having trouble making a coping decision. We can choose between Oklahoma Flagstone or Lueders. I like the look/white color of the lueders but would like to hear opinions on both!
  23. J

    Reattach pool coping

    What is the proper adhesive to use if the pool coping concrete has broken loose?
  24. S

    New fill after coping renovation

    We recently had our old brick paver coping removed and had new PA Flagstone coping installed. Tomorrow is pool fill day, finally! I haven’t started from scratch with a new fill in about 8 years or so, and now sure where to start. I am thinking that I will need to add some shock just to get...
  25. T

    Precast Concrete Pool Coping Recommendations

    I am in Los Angeles and I am trying to decide on pool coping for pool update. The deck will be stone and I was going to go for stone coping but didn't want a bullnose edge. Bedrosian has stone I like but it all single edge bullnose. I think I need double edge for my spa. So now I am considering...
  26. J

    New Pool Construction - So Cal - PLS HELP!!

    We have finished dig out, currently finishing up the rebar. Having trouble with two decisions. 1) steps. The Baja is 18” deep (we did that because we want to sit it in also, and have the kids 2&4y/o splash around there; later we can put deep aqua chairs). We will add a step into the Baja and...
  27. J

    Guidance on regrout of stone coping

    New to TFP. Doing some research on a coping repair and ran across y'all. Have an inground gunite pool that we renovated about 16 years ago...located in Atlanta GA. While in the process of replacing my expansion joint, I discovered a loose coping stone along with a few areas where the...
  28. JessB412

    Concrete coping- expectations too high?

    My concrete coping is incredibly rough - Any way to smooth it out so it doesn’t tear us up next summer? Also, is it normal to have cracks on a brand new pour? It did have fiber mesh but it was a large pour deck 12ft, 6ft, 8ft, 10 ft around 18x36 pool. Over 1500 sq ft. Of course contractor is...
  29. K

    Coping gap cover for older spartan pool

    Just replace liner and painted coping on my 16x32 Spartan inground pool. Need to get the cover strips that cover the gap between sections of coping and cant find then anywhere. Anyone know someone who carrys them? Attached are pics. Thanks!
  30. J

    Painting pool coping?

    Has anyone ever painted their pool coping? Mine is looking a little on the dingy side as its old concrete. I plan on painting the deck and scrubbing and power washing the coping part but a, wondering if it will look better if I either paint the coping a different color or the same color as the...