1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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.)...
  9. 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!
  10. J

    Reattach pool coping

    What is the proper adhesive to use if the pool coping concrete has broken loose?
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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!
  17. 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...
  18. I

    Coping and decking replacement

    Hello, Purchased a home in 2016 with a 16x32 pool that our pool company stated was probably built late 70s. So the coping is wide like what would be on an above ground pool which they no longer make I guess so we cannot replace the existing and also our concrete decking is caving inward...
  19. C

    Coping help for a newbie

    Bought a house in Massachusetts in the fall with a pool. Older liner and coping, but trying to not replace it for at least another few years. Have never owned a pool but always wanted one. Really can't find any info on how to potentially fix this one piece of coping that's popped. Any...
  20. B

    Lueders Limestone Coping - Does this look right?

    We are on month 9 of our pool build and there's one last issue of concern. The builder used buff Lueders limestone coping. The coping was installed months ago. When the weather warmed up and the construction started to approach completion, we noticed many flaws in the coping--crumbling...