The pool coping can be repaired or it can be removed and replaced

The coping bonds the top of the pool wall to the pool deck. If the pool coping has some minor issues, it can be repaired where needed. If the oping has some major issues, it can all of it can be removed and replaced. Even if its in good condition, if you desire a change, the coping can be removed and replaced.

The types of coping are contingent of the type of pool:

  • Concrete pools – the coping is separate of the pool. It is usually brick, stone, flagstone, or concrete coping.
  • Hybrid pools – the coping is typically plastic, sent from the factory. But it can be separate of the pool. If so, it is usually brick, stone, flagstone, or concrete coping.
  • Fiberglass pools – the coping is typically built into the shell during the actual production of the one-piece fiberglass shell. But it can be separate of the pool. If so, it is usually brick, stone, flagstone, or concrete coping.
  • Vinyl-Liner pools – the coping is typically powder-coated aluminum or plastic, sent from the factory. But it can be separate of the pool. If so, it is usually brick, stone, flagstone, or concrete coping.
Coping Repairs

​Regardless of the type of coping, if just a few sections of it are compromised (damaged or missing), then just the damaged or missing section(s) can be repaired or replaced, wherever required:

  • Brick coping – individual bricks can be removed and replaced.
  • Stone coping – individual stones can be removed and replaced.
  • Flagstone coping – individual flagstones can be removed and replaced.
  • Concrete coping – the damaged section(s) can be removed, formed, and re-poured. If there is just a chip or a small missing piece, it can be patched with a cement product. If there are cracks, they tuck-pointed (also known as routed or channeled) so the cracks are widened to about 1/4″ wide and deepened to about 1/4″ deep, then prepped, and then filled-in with an approved concrete crack filler, which can be cement-based or caulk-based.
  • Aluminum coping – the damages section(s) can either be patched then painted or sections can be removed and replaced.
  • Plastic coping – the damaged section(s) can either be patched then painted or sections can be removed and replaced.
Coping Replacement

Regardless of the type of coping, if most of it is compromised (damaged or missing), or if you just want a new look, then all of the coping can be removed and replaced with new coping. When all of the coping is replaced, you can certainly change to type and style of coping.


We can also caulk the expansion joint between the coping (on the top of the pool) and the deck around the entire perimeter of the pool to prevent the potential for damage.


Contact Expert Pool Work, Inc. at 402-341-8132 or info@expertpoolwork.com to discuss your pool coping or submit a short form to schedule free onsite consultation.


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