With so many pool coping options available today, how do you choose? When renovating your pool, this mostly depends on the original construction of your pool. If your concrete pool deck is level with the top of your steel panel, you will need to install top mount patio coping. If your concrete pool deck is poured right to the edge of your pool, then there are front mount coping options available. The new styles are all powder coated aluminum and long lasting.
Coping options: We carry coping to fit almost every pool in Winnipeg. Many older styles are now obsolete and cannot be obtained however, we have many replacement options. Replacing your pool coping can make your pool look brand new again. We carry top mount patio coping, bull nose coping, side mount coping, brick coping and just about everything else in between.
Styles and colours: Coping is usually available in white and grey. The styles range from top deck mount patio coping which is usually 6" wide or a bull nose front mount coping that is cast into the concrete. When retrofitting, this style of coping usually requires cutting of the concrete, or a new concrete pool deck when installing on an existing pool.
Plastic VS Aluminum Coping: Most all new pools now are installed with Aluminum coping, which is almost always superior to PVC or plastic coping. The reason is that it does not get brittle, and does not crack as easily from shifting, which makes it more sutable for Manitoba weather. Aluminum does not get brittle from sun exposure. The downside of aluminum coping is that it is not as corrosion resistant as PVC when unpainted. Sometime pool water that is unbalanced can attack aluminum pool coping and casue oxidation. The areas affected on aluminum coping are usually unpainted or chipped.
Liner falling out of coping? If your liner is falling out of your pool coping you can most likely have that repaired. Boiling water usually does the trick as long as your liner is not ancient and brittle. If you would like to have a professional tuck your pool liner back into the coping where it has fallen out you can contact us here and we would be happy to help.
Loose coping? Coping that is loose and or has gaps between the concrete deck, should be caulked with silicone or an expansion joint filler. Not filling the gaps, allows frost to further expand, widen, and crack the coping, leaving it looking weathered.