A swimming pool in your property will not only add value but also enhance the aesthetics of your property. The first step towards creating a gorgeous and safe swimming Pool is to choose the right stones. There is a large variety to choose from and confusion is inescapable. Therefore, in this blog, we talk about how to pick the right natural stones for Pool Copings and Pavers.
You can pick any stone that reflects your personal style and taste. Keeping everything in mind, here are the key factors that influence the selection of the stones:
The stone’s visual appeal matters a lot while choosing Pool Pavers and Copings. For blacks or greys, Granite comes in the picture. Pool areas become interesting with Granite’s beautiful textures. For classy beige and soft tan colours, go for Travertine. Choose Limestone in whites and cool greys to add spaciousness and sophistication.
Pavers and Copings must be slip-resistant for obvious reasons. Hence only pick the ones with a good slip rating. Sandstone has a natural slip resistance and is highly recommended for pool surrounds. In other natural stones like Travertine, tumbled and unfilled finish is advised, as they offer a good footing and avoid the perils of slipping. Sandstone in honed finish is also suitable for pool pavers with a standard anti-slip capacity.
Pool coping edge
The edge of pools and type of Copings are essential factors to select your stone. You may like Bull Nose Copings (with a round blunt edge) because they avoid accidental injuries. They lend a soft and modern look. However, a large section of people like Drop Edge coping as it gives a neat frame to the pool while concealing the pool edges and offers a good grip. In both cases, we have an array of Copings that cater to your needs.
It is important to choose Pavers that don’t get hot in direct sunlight. Apart from a few, all natural stones, tend to heat up in the Sun. However, if the pool is in a shaded place, the chances of stones heating up are rare. The best choice for Pool Pavers would be Limestone, Travertine or Porcelain. Limestone is a sedimentary stone and remains cool and transfers heat beneath the surface. Travertine absorbs the coolness of the ground beneath, staying cool underfoot. Porcelain doesn’t get hot in direct sunlight and resist heat.
That’s the most significant factor indeed. What is the point in installing Pavers and Copings that only look good but have a short life? Poolside environment is harsh owing to the presence of chemicals and salt. Being a high traffic area and due to the wear and tear from furniture, the paving needs to withstand it all. Travertine, Sandstone, Bluestone are extremely durable, stay relatively cool underfoot, and are salt tested.
All Pool Pavers are dense and must resist water penetration. The joints in between the stones and the tilt, if any, should provide drainage. This is crucial since a lot of water splashes onto the surrounding pool areas. Grouting should be waterproof, and Pavers must be sealed to avoid water sliding down the soil bed and damaging the surface.
Keeping the above factors in mind, choosing a stone for pool copings and pavers should be easy. We hope we were able to help.
*Disclaimer: All information and advice given above in the blog are to the best of our knowledge. Please reconfirm at your end before execution.