Coping Repair

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Does your pool coping need repair?In some cases, repairs to coping are simple enough that you can actually do them yourself. In other situations, it’s best to bring in the professionals.

Which of these problems are you having with your coping?

1. Your Pool Liner is Falling Out of the Coping

If your liner is falling out of the coping, you may be able to repair this yourself using boiling water as long as the liner is not old and brittle. To learn how to repair a pool coping using boiling water, give us a call. If you’d feel more comfortable having a professional take care of the liner, don’t hesitate to contact us.

2. Your Pool Coping is Loose

If your coping has come loose or has gaps, it needs to be caulked with silicone or joint filler. If the gaps aren’t filled, frost can continue to expand, widen, and crack the coping. This will give the coping a weathered appearance.

Should I Get Plastic Or Aluminum Coping?

Most of the pools installed today have aluminum coping, which is usually superior to PVC or plastic coping. Why? Unlike plastic coping, aluminum doesn’t get brittle and is less likely to crack from shifting. This is particularly important in Manitoba because of the large temperature differences we see here. Additionally, sun exposure doesn’t cause aluminum coping to deteriorate.

The only real downside of aluminum coping is that when it’s left unpainted, it’s less corrosion resistant than PVC.  At UV Pools, we’ve solved this particular problem by only using highly durable powder-coat-painted aluminum coping.

If you’re having problems with your coping, call UV Pools today for advice and a free quote!

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