Options When Choosing Pool Coping

If you are planning to install pool coping, you have many different options in materials, colors, and styles.  Here are some things to consider when choosing pool coping:

Options For Pool Coping


The first step in choosing a pool coping is deciding the type of material you want.  This will help determine the price, style, and range of colors for your pool coping.

There are many types of materials to choose from:

  • Concrete comes in two types: poured and precast. Poured concrete will give a seamless transition between your deck and the coping.  Precast concrete is less expensive, but will create a break between the coping and the deck. While concrete is usually the cheapest option, it can crack in certain situations.
  • Pavers are more expensive than concrete, but less likely to crack. They are easy to replace if damaged.
  • Natural stone is a higher-end finish than concrete or pavers, but it is more expensive. Also, natural stone tends to absorb more heat.
  • Travertine is another type of natural stone. It is cooler than most other types of stone and is more slip resistant.


Each material has many different color options.  Before choosing your coping, you will need to figure out how your coping will match the overall color scheme of your pool and deck.


In addition to deciding the material and color of your pool coping, you need to figure out the type of edge you want.

One decision involves the width of your pool coping.  Wider pool copings will stick out further into the pool while narrower ones will stay closer to the edges.

Another decision is if your pool coping will have smooth edges.  If you use travertine, concrete, or pavers, the edges of the coping will be rounded and smooth.  If you use natural stone, the edges are will be uneven.

Need help choosing pool coping?  Contact us today! 

If you are looking to replace your pool coping or install a new pool, contact us today!  We can help you choose the best option for your pool and have it installed in no time.