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Safety and Style: Choosing The Right Pool Coping

When installing a swimming pool, it is important to consider the initial components of the pool coping and step treads. Not only do these elements add to the aesthetics of the pool, but they are also critical for ensuring the pool's durability and safety. It is essential that they are constructed properly to guarantee that the pool is safe and long-lasting.


Swimming pool coping is an essential component of any pool, as it bears the weight of those exiting the pool and prevents water damage to the pool's overall structure by directing water flow toward the drain decks. Therefore, it needs to be made of a durable material to withstand these demands over time.


Concrete is commonly used for coping because it is affordable and readily available. However, it has some drawbacks. One of the main disadvantages is that it is susceptible to bleaching and staining, as well as cracking over time, especially if it is not adequately sealed.


Natural stone coping is a great alternative to concrete. It can be made from various durable and water-resistant minerals. Regardless of the type you choose, it is highly adaptable and can be cut into different shapes and colors without much difficulty. Several types of natural stone used for this purpose are also cool to the touch even in hot weather and drain water quickly.


When choosing a natural stone for pool coping, we highly recommend volcanic stone. It is our top pick because of its vibrant and long-lasting colors that can withstand both wet and dry climates. The natural texture of the stone also provides an anti-slip surface, making it the perfect choice for pool coping. Another advantage of using volcanic stone is that it requires minimal maintenance compared to other alternatives. We offer a variety of pool copings to suit your taste and style, whether you want a traditional or custom look.


Prioritizing quality when it comes to swimming pool coping and step treads is important since they are frequently used and walked upon. To ensure a durable and reliable option, consider relying on the expertise of Cantera Volcanic LLC. If you have any questions about the range of pool coping options available, please don't hesitate to ask.


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