Pool coping, sometimes referred to as pool edging or pool edge pavers, is the cap or edging that’s placed around the top rim of a swimming pool. The main purpose of pool coping is to protect the pool structure while separating the swimming pool from the adjacent surface area.
On a more aesthetic level, pool coping provides a visually appealing finish, as well as a more defined edge to the pool. When incorporating pool coping, you can use it as a stand-alone feature, or you can integrate it with your pool decking or paving for a more seamless finish.
When installing pool coping, it needs to be applied to a stable surface, usually a pool beam (a layer of concrete), which is laid around the pool so the pavers can be safely installed on the substrate.