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    Need advise--pool coping & stamp colored

    We are getting close! Concrete starts Monday. We are interested in doing a stamped concrete around our pool and decking (a simple stamp--like a fractured slate pattern). We do NOT want any sealer, so it it wont be slick etc...I know that changes the look a bit, but we're going for low maintenance and low injury

    We are doing an auto cover, it's a flush mount, so it will sit in the concrete and it will be gray. We have travertine type waterline line tiles and it runs up on a raised bond beam--lots of variation. I'm thinking of doing the stamped border, a little darker, and then a broom finish deck--or maybe opposite?? I'd love to see what you've done--if you selected anything like this. Should we do all one color? Should we do a lighter or darker border? Did you do something similar and you love it--or would you change something? I'd love your input!
    IG gunite pool (no spa), white plaster/blue quartz Size: 18x32, 3 waterfalls, rectangle, Coverstar autocover (mocha) with flush mount/walk on lid. Equipment: Pentair Quad DE filter, Pentair VS pump (1), Easytouch 8, 2 Pentair Intellibright (color)
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    Re: Need advise--pool coping & stamp colored

    I've seen numerous poured concrete copings with separate concrete decks. I always think the ones with darker coping look the best. I think that is a very pragmatic approach which will also get you a nice looking end product.
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    Re: Need advise--pool coping & stamp colored

    We have done several where the first 2' is darker with a stamped finish, then the rest is just gray broom finish. Like this as it draws your eye to the edge of the pool. Cuts down on trip and falls
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    Re: Need advise--pool coping & stamp colored

    Yes, this is what the concrete guy recommended too--I think it will look nice. I'm wondering if the rest of the deck in the stamp, and lighter finish would look nice or if it would be a bit much. I always overthink! haha!!

    Quote Originally Posted by swimcmp View Post
    We have done several where the first 2' is darker with a stamped finish, then the rest is just gray broom finish. Like this as it draws your eye to the edge of the pool. Cuts down on trip and falls
    IG gunite pool (no spa), white plaster/blue quartz Size: 18x32, 3 waterfalls, rectangle, Coverstar autocover (mocha) with flush mount/walk on lid. Equipment: Pentair Quad DE filter, Pentair VS pump (1), Easytouch 8, 2 Pentair Intellibright (color)
    Owner build--my build currently in progress FINISHED!--Started Jan 11, 2017--Finished May 5, 2017

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