How to select Pool Copers

Help! My Pool Builder told me to go select some Pool Copers.

Ok so you have been told by your pool builder that you need to find pool copers for your new swimming pool build. Really? Isn’t that the pool builders job? Most pool builders offer the installation of the copers in the contract but more often than not you, the client, are left to your own devices when it comes to choosing the stone that goes around your pool.  The reason that pool builders tend not to get involved with the selection is to do with lack of knowledge and warranty issues.
This is why our company came to be.  We think it’s insane that the choice of coping isn’t an integral part of the pool build since it is what you will be spending most of your time looking at and sitting on.  That it is often such an after thought in the pool build is a shame and we have witnessed mistakes being made by clients who are rushed to find product and been poorly advised.  But it this very break in the chain that has helped us find our niche. Whether you use our selection service or take yourself off to a stone yard there are a few important things you will need to ensure you get the product that is right for you and your pool. Here is a check list that will help you on your quest.  Each check point can be clicked on for more info… [custom_list style=”list-1″]

  • pool plan – technical drawing or simple sketch
  • internal lineal meter measurements
  • shape of pool – rectangular or freeform?
  • add-ons – step out or swim out?
  • pool beam width – 180mm, 400mm?
  • type of pool – fibreglass/concrete/steel framed liner
  • Integrated Spa? Separate Spa? – measurements for these
  • type of chlorination – traditional or salt-water?
  • inspirational images – what look are you trying to achieve
  • preferences of material – sandstone, limestone, bluestone or concrete?
  • do you need additional paving? what is the area?

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