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I replaced the liner and kept the old coping. Now, five years later, the coping is failing. It has cracks and splits and looks terrible. If I had it to do all over again, I would have replaced the coping. There were signs of deterioration that I had ignored. The small seam covers had mostly broken off. Blaming the kids, I got some replacements from the company that had installed the pool originally. The lasted on season. Your coping may be failing. Why take the chance?

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Q: Should you replace the coping while you are replacing the liner in your inground pool if the white on the coping gets on your skin?
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Can you replace the coping for an inground pool without replacing the liner?


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I have little holes in my inground pool coping how do I fix it caulk?

How do you remove aluminum inground pool coping?

Remove decking material (concrete, tile, etc....) then the coping is screwed to the pool backing.

Where can you find plastic coping clips for your 30 year old inground swimming pool?

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Where can you buy coping and plaster for a new inground pool in Maryland?

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Where can you find the pieces that cover the seams where the pieces of coping are joined for an inground vinyl liner pool?

That would be a pool company.. Now there are dozens of coping styles and sizes, so take one of the old one with you..

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Is replacing old pool coping a do-it-yourself job?

It depends on the pool and it's age. For most pools it is an easy job to replace your coping. However, for some pools it is impossible to get replacement parts because they are so old and the companies no longer exist. Some pool companies have resources where custom pool coping can be designed and manufactured, but it's costly and you need to be very specific.

Is it possible to replace the aluminum coping around an old inground vinyl pool with pavers or some other more attractive treatment?

Yes. Replace the existing coping with a horizontal aluminum liner receiver track by either Cardinal or Cinderella. These tracks are very small in height so you can run either your concrete or wood/composite deck over them. See the HM-1 or HM-2 at Purchase it at: and look under "INGROUND POOLS" and then subheading "ALUMINUM LINER TRACK" or "ALUMINUM LINER TRACK BY CARDINAL" OR GO TO

Should you replace broken tiles at top of Gunite pool with new tiles or Gunite up to coping?

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Can the PVC coping be replaced with new PVC coping on an inground pool built in the mid 70's?

Pool coping can only be replaced by cutting the concrete at least a foot back from the coping and busting that section out. If it were me, I wouldn't replace it with PVC, I would go with aluminum. Because of this, a new liner will most likely be needed. My pool was built in '74. The liner needs to be replaced and the coping looks awful. I have been told by 2 pool repair men that the concrete will have to be "busted up" and also replaced. I was told "Liner Lock" is used to hold the new liner onto the old coping and it should last until the liner needs to be replaced again. So, I asked if there was something out there to cover the coping since it looked so bad. One of them says he will check into it for me but I have not heard back yet. I AM IN THE SAME SITUATION WITH A 30 YEAR OLOD POOL. I AM ONLY LOOKING TO PURCHASE THE 4 ALUMINUM CORNERS IF SOMEONE DECIDES TO GET RID OF THEM TO ADD NEWER COPING PLEASE CONTACT ME AT WGJ48@AOL.COM. THANKS, BILL

Should pool copping be level?

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I prefer to use Biodex 300, then seal with a silicone tile/grout sealer like "TPS" If the stains and buildup are thick you will need a professional.

What is used around coping around pool area to prevent water from going in?

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Can you replace old cracked coping on a vinyl liner pool?

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Find out what is under the textured finish first then what the finish is made of and then how its aplyed.

How to replace PVC coping on in-ground pool?

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How thick should the copping be for pools?

The thickness of coping is dependendent on the type of material used and the amount of any overhang. Typically a cast-in-place coping is 3" with about an inch of overhange.

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How do you bang out dimples in bullnose aluminum inground pool coping caused from a jack hammer used to remove previous decking material?

I just repaired my aluminum inground pool coping. The cause was not the same (jack hammer damage). I had damage from a tree falling into my pool and of course the aluminum coping was the recipient of the tree. The coping was severely bent, nearly upon itself at a couple of places. I got my auto body hammers and dollies out and basically did what any good auto body repair shop would have done and beat the coping back into shape. It's not perfect but certainly useable. The good news is that it didn't require re-painting. I removed the coping from my pool to make it easier to work on but I'm sure it could be repaired without remove. You've got to be patient and plan to spend quite a bit of time with the hammers and dollies. Over the years our aluminum coping was damaged from the straps of the winter cover. Due to high winds the straps dug deep grooves into the coping. We bought an epoxy filler made for outside use on metal at Home Depot for less than $5. After filling in the damaged areas, sanding, and painting, the coping looks like new. Thanks for your replies! We ended up using a hammer on the smaller dimples, then a grinder on the bigger ones. The low spots we filled with auto body putty, sanded the whole thing and repainted it. Looks great! Thanks again -

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