rock and paver coping installation method?

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the deepend

rock and paver coping installation method?

Postby the deepend » Tue 09 Jan, 2007 19:10

What is the best way to install brick and rock coping around the perimeter of a steel wall vinyl liner pool with a top ledge of 5"? is there a method or type of mortar that should be used to bond to the top of the steel wall and how thick of a bed? Thanks for your help


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Postby dynamictiger » Tue 09 Jan, 2007 23:58

In Australia we use Fullerprene 303 which is a polyurethane sealant like silicon. This is the only product used to glue header courses to pools. I would think a similar product is available elsewhere. Bostik Seal and Stik is another similar product.
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Postby Guest » Wed 10 Jan, 2007 19:05

Thanks for the quick reply. I found a product called Pave Tech (type 3)which must be similar. It seems that the pavers are then actually simply set in this adhesive on the steel top edge. I presume a standar mortar or grout is then use between each piece of paver coping.?
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Postby dynamictiger » Thu 11 Jan, 2007 04:10

Yes that should do the job. The grout mix should be cement, like 2:4, rich to make it water proof.
the deepend

Postby the deepend » Sun 14 Jan, 2007 08:12

talked to some masonry suppliers this weekend.... they say the method they like to use is screwing galvanized wire lath to the top of the steel wall and then using mortar to set the masonry coping.
Any feedback on which method is best or does it matter???

Also, has anyone utilized a wall cap such as Monmouth stone by Grinnell or Celtik 90 Wall caps as pool coping?? After stopping by various mason suppliers, this seemed like a possible alternative to bullnose pavers or stones.

thanks again!
the deepend

Postby the deepend » Sun 14 Jan, 2007 08:14

btw... the celtik wall caps mentioned are by Belgard...
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Postby dynamictiger » Sun 14 Jan, 2007 16:37

I would be inclined toward the glue as it is not going to absorb water and allow the galvanised wire to corrode. However either method will work.

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