Are you installing or updating a pool? If the answer is yes, you should consider using stone pool coping to protect your pool and provide your family with an extra layer of protection. Of course, you want to ensure that you choose the best stone available that meets your needs.
Why Stone Pool Coping Oklahoma?
Pool coping is essential for protecting your pool and ensuring its longevity. Your pool coping stone serves to prevent water from reaching behind the shell of your pool by covering the top of your pool wall. Additionally, pool coping prevents dirt and debris from getting into the water. It also helps support swimming pool covers. Coping often hangs over the wall by roughly an inch. This overhang provides a ledge for swimmers to hold onto if they need a break from swimming before reaching the stairs or ladder.
Choosing Swimming Pool Stones in OKC
A variety of stones are available for pool coping. However, you will want to consider which options are capable of withstanding the weather in Oklahoma with as little maintenance as possible. For example, marble may look attractive, but it has a high price point and requires regular sealing and polishing.
More cost-effective stone pool coping options that withstand the test of time and require little maintenance are varieties of limestone and sandstone.
Limestone Pool Coping
There are several reasons to choose a limestone pool coping. With color choices such as buff, charcoal, chocolate, browns, and creams and the variety of cuts available, you are sure to find something that perfectly matches the look and feel of your outdoor space.
Additionally, the strength and porosity of limestone make it ideal for a stone pool coping Oklahoma. Limestone has a compressive strength of 180 MPa and a higher porosity. A higher porosity prevents water from pooling and sitting on top of the stone, which reduces the risk of trips or falls when people walk on it.
Finally, limestone requires little maintenance. A broom and hose will typically handle most of your pool stone maintenance needs.
Sandstone Pool Coping
Sandstone swimming pool stones in OKC have the same level of maintenance as limestone. Sweep debris away, and rinse anything you cannot sweep up with water. Like limestone, sandstone has a higher porosity. However, it also contains larger grains in it, which provide a grip for feet on the wet stone.
Additionally, sandstone has a specific gravity of 2.8 g/cm and rates between 6 and 7 on Moh’s scale of hardness, allowing it to withstand frequent use and the impact of most weather-related events. Sandstone is often found in browns and tans as well as pinks and grays, making it versatile enough for any aesthetic.
If you would like to see some limestone and sandstone options in person, please take a look at the selection we have at Richburg Stone. With a vast inventory and over 90 years in the business, we know how to help you find the perfect stone for your pool coping.