Coping is the cap or edge that is place around the top rim of a swimming pool. You might have also heard is referred to as pool edging or pool edge pavers. It separates the swimming pool from the adjacent surface area and helps with protecting the pool structure.
Visually, pool coping defines the edge of your pool, and can be a standalone feature similar to garden bed edging, or integrated into the paving or decking around the pool.
Pool coping comes in a range of finishes and choosing the one most appropriate for your pool depends on the look you are trying to achieve. They are:
- Square Edged – is the most popular coping choice offering a contemporary look and look.
- Drop Down Facing – offers a seamless finish, essentially hiding the rim and offering the appearance that the water and rim are flush.
- Tumbled Edge – gives a rustic appearance that is intentionally uneven.
- Bullnose – provides a more traditional finish compared to other coping types.