7 Modern Pool Coping Options for Your Texas Home

7 Modern Pool Coping Options for Your Texas Home

Modern Pool Coping Options

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It’s hot out there! If you step outside around noon, you might even fry an egg on the sidewalk in the searing Texas sun.

One of the best ways to beat the heat is to go for a refreshing swim in a pool. There are over 10.4 million American homeowners with residential pools who would agree.

One of the most overlooked decisions when installing or renovating a pool is what material and design you’ll pick for the coping.

Don’t worry though, we’ve got you covered! Keep reading to learn about the best pool coping ideas on the market right now. 

Coping for New Pool Installations vs Pool Renovations

Starting from scratch has its benefits and downfalls. On one hand, you get to choose everything about the pool from start to finish. But, the average cost to install a new pool in Texas is $32,200 to $63,250 depending on the style and size you choose.

If you already have a pool in your backyard, but it’s older and needs repairs, or if you want to overhaul the look of your pool, you’ll need to do a pool renovation. But, choosing a coping style for a pool remodeling could prove tricky. Be sure to ask your pool installation team for their advice when deciding how to renovate your pool.

Styles of Pool Coping

Depending on the style of pool and landscape you’re going for, there are several options for coping styles. Each of these styles helps protect the pool shell and reduce the risk of slipping when wet, so pick the option you think looks best.


This is the most popular coping style and most people agree it’s the most comfortable to use when entering or exiting the pool.

Rough Cut 

If you want your pool to look like mother nature put it there, the rough cut coping will get the look you seek.

Rolled Edge

The rolled edge coping slants away from the pool and is perfect for diving or holding onto while you’re in the water.  This type of coping is most often found in exercise pools.

7 Common Materials for Coping

Another choice to consider is what material you’ll use to make the coping along the edge of your pool. Here are some of the most common coping materials for swimming pools.

  1. Flagstone
  2. Travertine
  3. Bull-nosed Brick
  4. Pavers
  5. Slate
  6. Marble
  7. Poured Concrete

Ask for the price ranges on each of these materials when you go to build so you can choose the best one within your budget. Prices can fluctuate.

Make Your Backyard Pool the Coolest Place to Be This Summer

When you choose the type of coping to use, keep in mind the theme or general look you’re going for. You don’t want an ultra-modern pool coping if the rest of your landscaping is natural and organic. Your swimming pool installation company and project designer should offer tips to help you get the look you want.

We hope you loved reading this article and that you got some excellent inspiration for building or renovating your swimming pool. If you’re looking for a great company to help you build the Texas oasis pool of your dreams, contact IES Texas Pools today!