Are you thinking of renovating or installing a new in ground swimming pool? Well, if yes, you may be knowing that it is quite time-consuming process. However, there you can install Pool Coping, which protects the pool edge and make it look good. It is a cap of the pool edge which used as a decoration too. Along with a beautiful appearance of the pool, this prevents the water from being splashed outside the pool. So, go for the perfect coping, if your coping installed correctly, all the splashed water flow at the down drain instead of damaging your pool and its beauty.
Here I am giving some steps which you should maintain while installing the Pool Coping: There are three styles or shapes which you can choose as per your need and taste.
- Square Edge
- Single Bullnose
- Rebated Square Edge
Choose the shapes of your pool: The first thing you need to do is choose the layout of your Pool Coping. After fixing the shape, now it’s time to finalize the size of coping of your pool. So, pick the appropriate stone and place those. Make sure that the stone is fitted appropriately.
Give a good cutting: Bullnose is the best choice stone for the coping as it provides the round edge and it is also flexible. If you already have the bullnose shape pool, then you can quickly fix the stone just giving a good cutting but if not then you have to try the mortar, the mixture of cement which turns the stone into concrete. But if you have a curved shape design, then you need a diamond blade circular saw to fix the stone and place it.
Set the Products: This is the third step you should follow while installing the pool Coping. As soon as the stone pieces are ready, now it’s time to move on to the tiles. Place them and fix the joints of the tiles so that they do not get shifted. For doing that, so you just need a strong concrete like sealant which works as a wall. It prevents the water damage around the pool area.
Difference between the Precast Concrete Pool Coping and Poured Coping
As you are investing in-ground swimming pool, it is final and decided that you will go with the concrete pool coping. This is the time when you have to know the difference between the Precast and the Poured Coping.
Precast Concrete Pool Coping: It is used as a finishing touch with the mortar and deck-o-seal to give the perfect joints as well as it provides the waterproof top edge of your swimming pool. In this precast Concrete pool coping you can use the finishes as the sandblasted, acid-washed, or buff-polished. Here you can apply two or more alternative colors for coping. This concrete is slightly thinner to bear the pressure on the pool beam.
Poured Concrete Pool Coping: While using this coping, semi-liquid need to pour into the beam as well as the edge of the pool, near the water line. This one is thick, robust, durable and attractive too. It acts as a waterproof coping for the edge of your pool.
Share your details with your expert who helps you in your pool coping and installations. That guy will be well aware of your pool constructed and what will be the best style of installation. All the things will happen as per the climate, and your needs and wishes.