If you are in the process of adding a pool to your home, one of the first things you will have to decide is what kind of pool coping you’d like. Pool coping is the edging around your pool. In addition to its practical purpose of protecting your pool’s structure, it also provides an attractive accent to your pool, further improving its aesthetic.
When it comes to pool coping, there are several different types to choose from, with one option being natural stone. Within this category, there are a range of options that all offer something different.
Granite, comprised mostly of quartz, is typically dark and is capable of repelling water. Many pool designers recommend granite coping because of its durability and ability to maintain its appearance over the years. Granite is also very versatile, whether your poolscape airs on the more natural side or you are looking to achieve a certain elegance.
Bluestone is a blue/gray colour and is a natural stone that is both durable and non-slip. Bluestone is a great option for those going for a very natural look.
Travertine, which is generally offered in ivory, light brown, brown and gold, is another type of natural stone pool coping that stands the test of time. It also has the ability to absorb water immediately, making it nearly slip-free, and can also stand up against harsh weather conditions. It typically comes in three finishes and has a very luxurious feel.
Limestone is offered in gray, blue, brown, tan and pink to name a few. It is durable and stands up well against varying changes in weather. Limestone has a very earthy feel about it.
Typically light brown or red, sandstone is perhaps the most hard wearing of all the stone pool coping options. Sandstone works particularly well in pools that are bold and dramatic when it comes to colour.
Slate, which is made of flagstone, comes in a variety of colours, from dark black to green and even purple. Like granite, slate is very versatile in terms of the setting it works in. Whether you are going for a more natural looking poolscape or something very classic, slate can work well.
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