The coping is the part of the pool most visible and susceptible to the harshest conditions. If you are not opting for a rollover pebblecrete finish, you will need to select a coping tile.
The range of coping tiles is enormous since nearly any paver or tile can be used. The only restriction is if salt is to used in the pool, you need to ensure that the coping tile selected is salt resistant.
Some tiles may need to have a sealer applied prior to installation or after installation to protect them against staining. Remember that once you start sealing you must continue to re-seal. Many clients prefer to use a bullnosed tile on the pool coping which is more user friendly. Increasingly clients are also looking to have a “pool deck” constructed which is a concreted area outside of the pool coping which is finished at the same height and with the same tiles as the coping.