Hottest New Trends in Concrete Pool Coping Design

Hottest New Trends in Concrete Pool Coping Design

Hottest New Trends in Concrete Pool Coping Design
Precast Concrete Cladding | November 30, 2023

In the realm of pool designing the smallest details can make the biggest waves. Among them, one such detail is “Pool Coping,” which can transform the whole look of the pool area. No one can understand the intricacies of this statement better than a creative designer or architect. 

Coping materials come in various colors, styles, and textures, and here we will cover the hottest new trends in its design. If you are looking for ideas for your next project or just want to explore the latest trends, this blog has got you covered! 

So, without wasting time, let’s get started!

What Is Pool Coping?

Pool coping is the cap installed at the top edge of a swimming pool beam. It prevents water damage and provides a finished look to the pool. 

Now, let’s discuss some of its major functions and aspects. 

  • Pool coping contains the pool water and is designed to direct it into deck drains or if it is a tension edge directs the water into the integral gutter. 
  • It acts as a protective barrier for the pool's structure and prevents water from infiltrating the area behind the pool shell. 
  • Due to temperature changes, it allows for the expansion and contraction of the pool. 

Trends In Concrete Pool Coping Design 


  • Mediterranean pool coping is defined by a combination of elegance & functionality. It features natural materials that reflect the region's aesthetic. 
  • Travertine look is a popular choice, known for its warm tones and textured surface, which enhances the overall appeal of a pool by providing a natural, non-slip surface. This is achieved using our Kerckhoffstone Light or Regular Keystone texture.
  • This trend also contributes to the comfort of the space. Its solar reflective properties ensure that the coping remains cool under the sun. 
  • The color palette of the Mediterranean pool coping is earthy and warm, with neutral tones like beige, sand, and terracotta. It creates a harmonious blend with the natural surroundings.
  • The Mediterranean style involves decorative elements such as mosaic patterns, geometric designs, or motifs inspired by the sea and nature.

Natural Elements

  • You can incorporate natural elements into your pool coping to create a harmonious and calming atmosphere.
  • Natural rock and pebbles can create a rock border around the pool coping for added texture. 
  • Choose earthy tones such as browns, grays, and greens if you want a transition between the surrounding landscape and pool coping.

Contrasting Effect

  • Contrasting effect refers to combining elements that differ in color, texture, material, or form. For instance, if the pool deck is made of concrete, use DC Kerckhoff Bluestone or Grey Granite with Bluestone, or Slate finish for the coping.
  • Simply put, if the deck is in a light color, use dark hues for coping and get that mesmerizing contrasting effect.
  • Use color-blocking techniques in different sections of the coping using distinct colors. If you want to create a dynamic visual impact, use curved or irregular shapes as coping elements.

Mosaic Tiles 

  • Next on the list is Mosaic tiles, which stand out as a creative and artistic choice. They come in a wide range of colors, patterns, and materials that will definitely complement your pool’s style.  These tiles can be cast into the coping as well.
  • One of the major benefits of these tiles is it has a textured surface which provides an additional grip and safety around the pool. 

Checkered Tiles 

  • Checkerboard tile is a fun and playful nod that can add a stylish element to your pool area. 
  • Choose durable and slip-resistant materials such as Kerckhoff Stone. To get that checkered pattern vibe, select contrast or complementary colors such as black and white, gray and white, or earthy tones.
  • According to your pool’s dimensions and size, determine the size of the checkered pattern. The traditional approach features squares of equal sizes, but you can explore variations with different proportions according to your taste. 

Why Choose DC Kerckhoff For Buying Concrete Pool Coping

Since 1972, we have been an industry leader in manufacturing high-quality standard and custom pool coping. If you are unsure and need help finding the right copings, contact us today with basic dimensions and a layout drawing of your project for a free quote. 

Whether you are looking for a standard or more custom solution for pool coping, we are excited and ready to help. Get in touch with our team now! 239-597-7218

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