Hi! I am new here...we are in Los Angeles fulfilling my life dream of having a pool. And of course its been a nightmare and our first contractor abandoned us shortly after his subcontractor did this coping. So the actual coping doesn't look bad, however it is about 8 inches higher than it should be. It was supposed to be flush with the ground. Of course this means the rebar was done incorrectly and I don't know why our inspector did not catch it. But my question is--any ideas what to do with this in terms of design? We wanted artificial grass right up to the coping. That can't happen now because the coping is so high. Our new contractor is suggesting adding a step that runs all the way along the front of the pool and the right side in an "L" shape. I really don't want more concrete in my yard though but I realize it may be the only option. Thanks for any suggestions!