All you Need to know about Made to Measure Pool Copings

Made to measure swimming pool copings ensure accuracy, precision and a high-quality finish.

Choosing the most appropriate pool copings from the outset is vital to building the standout, bespoke pool for you. Swimming pool copings are also the easiest and most cost-effective way to update your existing pool.

What you Need to Know

We’ve put together a mini guide on everything you need to know about made to measure pool copings to help you create the swimming pool of your dreams.

Many of you visiting our website will be here because you are considering investing in, or refurbishing, a new swimming pool. We’re here to help make sure your project goes smoothly and is the highest possible quality, so you end up with the perfect swimming pool for you.

However, we also know that some of you may already have a perfectly functioning pool. It just needs a little ‘updating’ or TLC. When it comes to revitalising your pool, you couldn’t be in safer hands. We know our stuff and are happy to boast about that a little!

Because sometimes, just a few words of advice and information on the options available, will allow you to present your pool as the Belle of the Ball at your next pool party.

On-trend designs

Fashions change. You only have to look back through your photo album to be reminded of that these changes apply to everything; from the clothes in our wardrobes to the architecture of our houses. And swimming pools are no different.

For example, in the 80s and 90s kidney shape and free form shaped pools were popular. But 30 years later, they can seem tired, dated, and in need of a revamp. That may sound a little daunting, but with the right professional guidance, it’s not. Bespoke cut radius paving for kidney and free form shaped pools is a simple yet effective way to upgrade the design.

Updating the look of your pool using swimming pool copings is an easy, cost-effective answer. It will align your pool with the beautiful trends we see today and allow you to see your pool in a fresh light. Take a look at our recent blog on 5 Steps to Creating the Perfect Outdoor Swimming Pool Surround.

Revitalise and Rediscover

Here are four of the most popular ways to refresh your swimming pool design:

  1. Copings: Gone are the old fashioned precast copings (pool edge) of ‘yesteryear’. Using the same finish throughout your pool area creates a feeling of space and luxury. Today’s swimming pool copings form a seamless frame to your pool, no matter what its shape.
  2. Surround: Use matching or complementary natural stone or porcelain for terrace or pool surround paving/tiling as you’ve chosen for the coping (pool edge). It’s an incredibly in-demand solution and we can understand why.
  3. Lining: Update your old pool mosaics with modern large format porcelain tiles for this season’s must-have fresh and sleek look.
  4. Landscape: Use the same natural stone or porcelain for your coping, wall capping and garden steps. Combined with contrasting paving, this landscape-meets-surrounds approach can give your swimming pool the wow factor.

Revamp your Pool

Once you’ve made the decision that it’s time for a change, why not view some of our natural stone on pool builds for inspiration and then come and talk to us. We can guide you through the simple steps you need to take to ensure your revamp project goes swimmingly (there was no other word to use here, sorry!).

You can take full advantage of our digital on-site pool template service. We undertake site surveys and digital templating to take accurate measurements of your pool. These measurements then form the basis of your new design ideas and ensure you order the exact amount of swimming pool copings you need for your project.

The dimensions are entered into our CAD programme back here at the office and are used to create a cutting schedule for each of your coping orders.

Taking the pressure off your project

The Cranbourne Stone team can also help you choose not only the colour and finish of your swimming pool surround copings, but also the profile edges most appropriate for your design.

Whether you opt for bullnose, square, half inch bullnose or even our range of pencil roundtop and bottoms, we’ve got a vast selection for you to choose from.

A personal, bespoke service

All cutting and profiling of your made to measure swimming pool copings are completed in-house at our premises in Stockbridge, using our waterjet cutting machine and CNC saw and edge polishing machines.

Our bespoke templating service can be used on other parts of your project too, such as radius steps and walls.

Once the cutting is complete, we provide a drawing to ensure the laying is stress-free and accurate, as each stone is numbered and matched to the plan.

Next Steps

So, whether you are revamping your existing pool – or taking the plunge and building a brand new pool, we can help. We’ve got lots of pool ideas and inspiration on design and finishes to create the perfect swimming pool surround for you.

We have the most up to date design tools and equipment to ensure you get the right materials, design and finish you are looking to achieve.

Build your own swimming pool online and talk to the Cranbourne Stone Team today to start the swimming pool project of your dreams.