Pool Coping

Pool Coping Tiles

If you’ve ever been to a pool, you may have noticed that the pool walls are different from the rest of the surface. This is because they are made from a different material known as pool coping. Coping specifically refers to the protective cap or lip that covers the top of the pool structure. This structure is used to cover the exposed steel wall, giving the pool a polished look whilst also increasing safety.

The construction of pool coping across Melbourne generally consists of stone, concrete or other composite materials. While metal and wood options do exist, they tend to suffer more wear and tear in moisture-rich pool environments. Therefore, they will need more care, investment and maintenance.

Why Do You Need Pool Coping?

There are many advantages to pool coping investment in Melbourne. One purpose is to keep any splash out contained and directed straight to deck drains. Other key benefits of pool coping also include:

  • Blocking water from penetrating the area behind the pool shell, which is a large contributor to wear and tear
  • Helps keep debris like grass, leaves and dirt away from the pool
  • Provides accessible cover for mechanical components like automatic pool covers
  • Gives swimmers a safe way to enter and exit the poolside along with reducing the risk of slipping

At Atlas Tile & Stone, we wholesale a wide range of colours, materials, cuts and finishes to complement your overall design scheme. Locally based, our company source and import the highest quality natural stone perfect for pool coping in Melbourne. Atlas are the first choice for architects, interior designers, developers, builders and renovators, trusted by various industry professionals.

Choosing the Perfect Pool Coping Material

Pursuing pool coping in Melbourne? At Atlas Tile and Stone, we stock a wide range of stone and porcelain pavers of different patterns, textures, colours and sizes. With that in mind, what exactly should you look for to make sure your selection?


The first thing that you need to think about is the affordability of the material. Think about your budget and the maintenance you’re prepared to do. Also, think about how affordable the material you selected will be to replace or repair if needed.


Along with affordability, the material should be long lasting and durable enough to withstand extreme weather conditions. Also, if used for a saltwater pool, the coping should be resistant to that particular environment.


Safety should be one of the major concerns you have when considering the different coping materials because coping will be installed around the swimming pool, which can become a dangerous place if not treated with caution. Make sure your choice will provide adequate grip in wet conditions.


Talking about styles, Atlas Tile and Stone offers a range of options when it comes to pool coping that blends with your deck, landscape and other design elements. If you are looking for a company that offers varieties of pool coping, contact us today!

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