Coping choice

jrevill

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Jun 30, 2020
1
Fort Worth, TX
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!
 

ajw22

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Jul 21, 2013
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Northern NJ
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Lueders is troublesome around all pools, salt or no salt. While this stone is beautiful, especially on formal pools, it has a few issues.

* Stains easily
* Is very porous - it just sucks in the sealer and sealing doesn't seem to help protect it.
* Pitts very easily - but can be sanded

I would recommend going with a 2 inch thick travertine bullnose coping for your pool. Travertine holds up very well in a salt pool environment (I have travertine deck). If you like the white look of Lueders, you can get travertine in very light colors.
 

Aquaman7

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Sep 15, 2019
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Lueders is troublesome around all pools, salt or no salt. While this stone is beautiful, especially on formal pools, it has a few issues.

* Stains easily
* Is very porous - it just sucks in the sealer and sealing doesn't seem to help protect it.
* Pitts very easily - but can be sanded

I would recommend going with a 2 inch thick travertine bullnose coping for your pool. Travertine holds up very well in a salt pool environment (I have travertine deck). If you like the white look of Lueders, you can get travertine in very light colors.
Aj, I’m looking to do a travertine deck also. Can you post pics of yours?
Thanks,
Joe