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What is luxury inground pool cantilever coping?

Has your luxury inground pool contractor talked with you about coping? If he hasn’t, there is no doubt that you will want to talk with him immediately. You may want to have your pool contractor explain what coping is, and whether your pool’s coping is still performing as it should. What is pool coping? The swimming pool contractors from Town & Country Pools explain that it is the edging surrounding your pool. There is no doubt that coping has aesthetic appeal, and adds a layer of safety. It adds an edge between the pool walls and side and can also be a non-slip feature. Coping comes in myriad colors, materials, and styles. Whether you want cantilever coping, bullnose coping, or one of the many other styles, you can talk with your contractor to get the perfect coping for your luxury inground pool.

Cantilever coping

Cantilever coping can contrast with the pool design or it can be a seamless melding.  Because cantilever coping comes in a myriad of colors and styles, it is ideal for any luxury inground pool. Whether you want a natural or colored look, your swimming pool contractor can help you choose the perfect cantilever coping for the pool of your dreams. In addition to style and design. Cantilever coping is poured or casted concrete. The cantilever coping method gives you many options on styles, designs, and colors.

Bullnose Coping

On the other hand, you have bullnose coping. Bullnose coping is usually used with brick, concrete and stone and will extend of the lip of the swimming pool. This style abuts the pool making a little lip on the edge. Ask your pool contractor to show you photos of the different styles! It’s best to see the styles “live” on a luxury inground pool, rather than simply seeing a photo in a book.

Customized Swimming Pool Coping


Whether you choose bullnose or cantilever coping, you can choose colors and styles that best fit the design of your home or backyard.

  • Concrete cantilever coping can either be formed and poured on-site, or your builder can bring precasted coping. Concrete coping is a style that may have many choices of color and or pattern. Another option is to keep it natural, this means letting it weather naturally as well.
  • Porcelain tiles are also another option that provides myriad patterns and color choices.
  • Brick is the most durable coping material. It can be colored from light gray, to beige, to dark red, and black-browns. Remember though, the darker the color the hotter the material gets under the summer sun.
  • Stone coping is becoming a more popular choice because of its durability. It also remains cool to the touch! With a variety of textures and colors, stone is a great match for many pools and spas.

Coping can be typically installed when your pool is constructed. However, you can upgrade and update it with pool re-models and upgrades. Ask your contractor about whether it’s time to update or upgrade yours!

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