Swimming pool coping is the rim at the top of the pool shell. It is like the rim around a rimmed bathroom sink. It is attractive and often creates a boundary between the pool deck and the pool itself. There are several types of material that make excellent pool coping. Read on to learn more.


Concrete Cantilever is probably the most popular material to use for pool copings. One type is a monolithic pour, this is simply the process of pouring the coping and decking all at once. The benefits of a monolithic pour poured is that it can be an extension of the deck, which means there are no seams. This gives the pool the appearance of looking larger than it is. Another type of concrete cantilever coping is poured into forms which can be made of styrofoam or PVC plastic. Concrete coping can also be precast, which allows the pool owner to choose from a large variety of patterns, colors and textures. It also costs less than poured concrete, is easier to install and tends to be more uniform.

Natural Stone

Natural stone can be used as coping around the swimming pool and the two most common are Flagstone and Quartzite. A pool owner who craves a natural stone coping should know that could be a little more expensive but looks amazing, can last a very long time and It is also easy to clean. Natural stone can give you a rustic or Tuscany look and hold up very well under extreme water and chemical conditions.


Pavers, which are individual pieces, can be made of natural stone, tile, concrete or brick and can be exceptionally attractive against the blue water of a pool. The benefit of pavers is that they are not as likely to spall or crack as solid concrete can. Another benefit of a paver is that if one is damaged, it can be replaced without having to remove an entire section of the coping. Pavers can also be removed and replaced if ever a need to run future utilities or plumbing additional backyard amenities.

Professional Company

The pool’s coping marks the transition from the deck to the swimming pool. The owner has so many styles and materials to choose from that there’s bound to be a combination that perfectly complements the rest of the landscape or the house. To learn more, contact Infinite Pools online or call 951-354-9888. We have the experience and knowledge to help you create and build the pool and yard of your dreams. Infinite Pools practices a hands-on approach to every job and is fully involved at all stages of your project to ensure it is completed to our exceptionally high standards.