Little help with pool coping/border

kolczk

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Mar 18, 2018
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Buffalo Grove
I have had a pool for a few years now and I am trying to figure out the best way to approach this, so it would help if I knew what the official name of this piece was. I have a cement bottom and fiber glass sided pool. The border along the top 6-8 inches of the pool is very outdated and has been repaired at some point. I want to replace it but I don't know the best method. The coping, which I understand is just the semi circle at the top below the bricks is in good condition, so I only want to address the border. Is it possible to remove this without affecting the coping? Are there any alternatives? I have read about the fiberglass pool tile, but I would definitely need to remove the white border before putting that up. Any help or advice would be really helpful. Thanks!IMG_4830.jpg
 

kimkats

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Jul 10, 2012
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The brick is what we call coping. What that white line is I am not sure. Why do you want to remove it? From the pic it looks to be in okay shape/condition.
 

kolczk

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Mar 18, 2018
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Buffalo Grove
So it's a little hard to explain, but I'll do my best with the understanding I have of this pool. Yes, the bricks are coping. But they sit on top of that bull nose, half circle, which is then clipped or set into the cement of the original pool deck. What I'm trying to find more information on how to replace is the white and blue border that's underneath all of that. Does that help at all?
 

kolczk

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Mar 18, 2018
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Buffalo Grove
There used to be blue striping which has worn off. It is making the pool look very dated and there is one section that had cracked and someone riveted back together at one point. I would like to install or give that a nicer, more modern look.
 

kimkats

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That is a shame. I think the best bet for replacement would be to see if there are any pool builders in your area. That kind of pool was common way back so you might need to work for the more seasoned builders that have been around a while. I would make sure to talk to as many as you can to see which one seems to know what they are talking about. I don't think this would be a DIY job :(