1) Carry the coping material into the waterline of the pool
2) Start the pool tiling just under the waterline (this helps reduce the build-up of ‘scum’ at the waterline)
3) Choose classic tiles, like 48×48, or 58×58 mosaics – very old school, yet elegant
4) Don’t be afraid to use a mottled tile. Tiles look very different when under water
5) Understand that tiles change the colour of the water. If you are unsure, order a square metre of the tiles, and create a “pond” in the yard, and fill it with water. This will give you an indication of what the water will look like.
6) Remember that depending on the light, the tiles will appear to change colour (ie in sunlight versus in cloud-cover)
7) Dark coloured coping will retain heat, whilst pale coloured coping reflects the light, so will create glare.
8) Pool copings can be created from any stone by a stonemason. Various edges can be achieved, from square-edged, to rounded bullnoses.
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