Important Facts About Pool Coping

Pool coping is one of the finishing touches applied to any in-ground pool. This feature is not only for aesthetics. Coping has practical uses as well. This feature comes in many forms and choosing the proper coping is an important part of the construction process.

Why Use Coping?

Coping is the link between the surrounding tile or other surface and the surface of the pool. It conceals any steel that is protruding from the walls of the pool. It also stops water from getting behind the shell of the pool. Coping also gives swimmers a surface to walk on that is non-skid and can help prevent falls. When installed properly, coping is angled slightly which allows water splashed out of the pool to flow into drains installed in the deck.

What Types of Coping is Used?

Coping is usually made of pre-cast concrete, tile, or natural stone. Natural stone is aesthetically pleasing and sturdy. NJ Gravel and Sand, located in Wall, New Jersey has several suitable materials that are used to finish off pools.

Travertine and flagstone are excellent coping materials. Travertine is known for its slip resistance, and it absorbs less heat than other materials. In addition to natural stone, this company also stocks paving stone, another wonderful coping material.

Pavers are a good choice because they have less of a tendency to crack than a solid sheet of concrete. If one does crack, that individual paver can be replaced. Replacement is much more cost effective than replacing the coping as a whole.

About the Company

NJ Gravel and Sand has been in business since 1936. They are a family owned company that prides themselves on offering a wide selection of quality products. NJ Gravel and Sand is people-oriented and happy to discuss a customer’s stone and gravel needs.

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