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Thread: Stone/Cement Coping

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    Stone/Cement Coping

    Hey Everyone,

    I've noticed in a lot of the pool pics, many people have the stone or cement deck that directly overlaps into the pool. This seems like a really nice feature that makes the deck wider and looks nicer (vs. the old plastic coping that I have one the pool now).

    I had a couple of questions about it though. Is it a problem for when you get out of the pool not using the ladder/steps? The one plus with the plastic type stuff is it makes a smooth surface to get out with. Also, how does it work? Is it a special type of coping that you just go right over with the deck, or is the stone/concrete actually part of the coping?

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    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Coastalish 'down easter'
    Rob, I think what you're asking about is a 'cantilever deck' in which the poured deck overhangs the pool an inch or so, you need a special form to hold the crete in place until it's set up enough to do the final finish work on it. They look great but if you have a liner pool, they make the liner installation a little more difficult.
    Luv& Luk

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    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Suwanee, GA
    I liked the look also but my PB talked me out of it. He would do it with an expansion joint between the beam on the decking, but not one piece. The decking is likely to settle while the pool's beam will not.
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    Jun 2007
    Mt. Vernon, Illinois
    I really like the looks of it but on mine, the styrofoam forms slipped in a few places and once that happens, theres not much you can do so mine taks a dip of a few inches in a couple of places. It really stands out like a sore thumb to me.
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