Create a Cap For Your Pool’s Shell Wall With Pool Coping

Having a swimming pool in your property is great, but it is much more than digging a pit and filling it with water. Pool must give you the feeling of the aesthetics and side by side safety also, here comes the concept of pool coping in the picture.

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What is pool coping? 
Pool coping is akin to garden edging, where cap is put on the top edge of the pool or spa finished with stone or concrete. It covers the concrete edges of the bond beam, conceals the steel projecting from the pool’s walls, prevents water from getting behind the pool shell and integrates the finish and tile of the swimming pool. It also helps to protect the outside area from water damage and smoothen the rough edges, which can be hazardous. In addition to this, it serves an aesthetic purpose too.

What are different type of pool coping?
Pool coping can be categorized according to the finish, texture, and the material used for it. Based on finish, it is largely categorized into square edges finish and bull-noise finish. In bull-noise finish, the corners are round in shape which gives a smooth look to the pool. It is especially recommended when you have small kids around the house, who can risk bumping their heads into sharp corners.
In terms of texture, pool coping is categorized into smooth and rough finish. Generally, it is recommended that coping should have a slightly patchy texture in order to make the surrounding of the pool less slippery.

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Pool coping is categorized according to the material used. Several kinds of materials are used for pool coping such as limestone, granite, concrete, and bluestone. Each material has its own set of advantages and disadvantages. For example, while concrete coping is cheap and gives an aesthetic look. But it has one disadvantage also. It heats up very fast under the sun and makes walking on the surface uncomfortable. 

Why bluestone coping is an ideal choice
Bluestone is a type of flagstone, which is commonly used in pool coping. It is in bluish gray color, and is mostly used for outdoor purposes since it is water-resistant, weather-resistant, and non-slippery. In addition to all this, bluestone coping suits almost all pool décor themes, given its neutral color. 

Tips for bluestone coping

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  • Play with the texture of the bluestone. You can give it a thermal finish which is very uniform texture. You can also give it a natural cleft finish, which is a slightly patchy texture; or you can opt for a honed look, which is really slick and smooth.
  • You can always mix and match different finishes for added interest, especially when you are covering the entire pavement with bluestone. For example, go for natural cleft for the pavement, and opt for uniform texture for the coping.
  • Go random when setting your bluestone. Random patterns work very well for laidback décor themes. Arrange different sized tiles of bluestone in a seemingly random fashion to create a customized look for your pool area.
  • Combine your bluestone coping with colored stone to give your pool area a rustic, natural charm. 
How to maintain bluestone coping?

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While bluestone is hardwearing and tough, proper maintenance is required to keep your pool area look good for a long time. Here are a few tips for effective maintenance of your pool coping:
  • Use a water-based sealer on your bluestone, which will protect it from stains and dirt.
  • Clean your pool area regularly. You can use a broom regularly to remove dust and debris, while high-pressure water once a month is fine to remove grime. If your bluestone has stains, then clean it with an acidic cleanser. But, make sure to follow the manufacturer’s instruction carefully while doing so.
  • You can always re-finish your bluestone after a few years by using a stone-color enhancer, or stone polish.
So if you are thinking to give totally a fresh look to your floor, swimming pool, verandah, or backyard a unique touch then with bluestone coping it’s possible to create a cap among your pool. Please be in touch with us and fulfill all your dreams as per your requirements.
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