The Best Pool Coping Tiles For Your Swimming Pool Area

The Best Pool Coping Tiles For Your Swimming Pool Area

Australia is by far the most popular country for pools, with installing about 20,000 new pools each year and yet we only have a population of 20 million.
Building your pool is one thing. Selection of the correct pool coping will turn any ordinary fixture into a beautiful decoration.
Pool Coping Tiles vary in size, color and texture, so each home owner and real estate developer can adjust and design the outdoor area to their exact specification.

What is your vision for when your walking out to your backyard pool? What style of pool coping styles? What colour would your pool coping tiles be? Perhaps you might like to use a cream coloured and stone to resemble the beach, or you could even use bluestone for a more clean modern look. Bluestone is a more popular choice when it comes to your pool coping tiles.

Designing your pool does not have to be expensive, but a firm budget is necessary prior to development. On average in Australia pool maintenance will cost the home owner between two and four thousand every year, having a pool is a costly investment with both time and money.

SANDSTONE POOL COPING

 

 

pool coping sandstone

Light golden teakwood sandstone pool coping was hand turned onsite by Master Stonemason Samuel Nagle on this swimming pool in Malvern in Melbourne. He also landscaped the surrounding area. The pool coping was later sealed with a colour enhancing penetrating sealer.

BLUESTONE POOL COPING

 

Curved pool coping

Custom made pool coping is frequently made from templates supplied by our clients. In this caase our client selected Harkaway Bluestone for thier pool coping, not only did we supply the pool coping BUT we also installed the pool coping and landscaped the surrounding area.

TRAVERTINE POOL COPING

Pool Coping Travertine

Travertine pool coping in Ivory tumbled and unfilled coping pavers looks sensational in this modern setting. The pool coping is unfilled and tumbled travertine ( similar to Limestone).
Currently priced from only $28 per piece 610x406x30mm. Matching pool pavers that match up against the pool coping are only $49m2.

what type of pool coping should I use on my swimming pool

This seemingly simple question is asked by nearly everyone who is either renovating an existing swimming pool or installing a new swimming pool. Wether its a fibreglass or concrete swimming pool you will need to make this decision.
Which type of stone is recommended?
I would always recommend either Harkaway Bluestone or Himalayan Sandstone pool coping, depending on which colour suites your setting. Both of these natural stones have low porosity and high density levels and are salt tolerant, making them PERFECT for use as pool coping.
Should I use a drop down face or a normal pool coping tile?
The benefit of using a drop face coping tile comes to the fore on fibreglass pools especially. As the drop face pool coping will not only sit on top of the fibreglass BUT will also drop down over the edge. It will hide the 5-6mm adhesive line that you will see if you had used a bullnose or square edge coping tile. Whereas if you have a concrete pool there will be a waterline tile put on and the bullnose or square edge coping will be fine because the adhesive line is hidden behind the top waterline tiles. Mind you to make this adhesive line near invisible on your fibreglass swimming pool you can simply caulk it with a coloured urethane compound.
Should I use a bullnose or square edge with a bevel to the top and bottom pool edge?
If you are after that “old school,” or heritage finish a bullnose is still strongly recommended BUT generally these days a square edge with a very small 5mm aris to the top and bottom of the pool edge is by far more popular.
How to install the pool coping?
In 3 words…. get a stonemason.
IF in Melbourne use Samuel Nagle on 0448440536 or Steve Taylor on 0418557936
IF you are in Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide or Hobart or in a country area, still please call us for advice on 03 97069767 BH
IF you decide to still do this yourself we recommend you use ASA adhesive FIXALL and it should be mixed with MEGALASTIC instead of water ( approx 4-5ltrs per 20kg bag of fixall).
Please ensure IF you have a concrete swimming pool that the waterline tile is on prior to installing the pool coping( as the waterline tiles set the level).

 

See our slide show below to help get a visual on the stone types and edges available for pool coping.

  • POOL COPING CHINESE BLUESTONE BULLNOSE EDGE
    HARKAWAY BLUESTONE BULLNOSE POOL COPING
  • POOL COPING TEAKWOOD SANDSTONE BULLNOSE
    TEAKWOOD SANDSTONE BULLNOSE POOL COPING
  • POOL COPING HYMALAYAN BULLNOSE
    HYMALAYAN SANDSTONE BULLNOSE POOL COPING
  • POOL COPING WHITE GRANITE BULLNOSE
    WHITE DIAMOND GRANITE BULLNOSE POOL COPING
  • POOL COPING RAVEN GRANITE DROP FACE
    RAVEN GRANITE DROP FACE POOL COPING
  • POOL COPING TEAKWOOD SANDSTONE DROP FACE
    TEAKWOOD SANDSTONE DROP FACE POOL COPING
  • POOL COPING SANDSTONE DROP FACE
    HIMALAYAN SANDSTONE DROP FACE POOL COPING
  • POOL COPING DROP FACE
    HARKAWAY BLUESTONE DROP FACE POOL COPING

pool coping with the WOW factor

pool coping

This swimming pool in the Beautiful Sydney suburb of Lane Cove certainly has the WOW factor. Our client utilised natural honed sandstone non slip pool coping edge tiles along with matching pool pavers to create this inspiring setting…. WOW!!!!