Pool Coping Installation Guidelines
- Run string lines around the perimeter of the pool for height level and straightness – allow for approximately 20mm mortar bed.
- The fibreglass/concrete “beam” needs to be painted with a watery mix of a Acrylic based bonding agent such as Raybond.
- For application to fibreglass pools, apply 3 beads of Emerseal PU 40 (manufactured by Parchem). Do not apply mortar mix to the fibreglass. Mortar mix needs to be applied to the concrete beam only.
- Mix 3 parts plasterers sand (1/2 red, 1/2 yellow) to 1 part Brighton Lite cement and 1 part Paveloc sand mix with clean water to a cake mixture consistency. Add a liquid “waterproofer” according to manufacturers instructions then bed onto the pool beam.
- Paint the bonding agent onto the base of the pool coping piece.
- Sprinkle 50:50 (in powder form) of Chemgrip Super (flexible pool tile adhesive with waterproofing qualities): and Brighton Lite Cement on to the bed.
- Splash two handfuls of water onto the powdered mortar bed.
- Place the pool coping down evenly, then tap level. 30mm overhang is standard.
- The mortar will squash out and some will fall into the pool.
- The “holes” between the pool and coping need to be filled. Rub your thumb along the join to ensure there are no “holes”.
- Continually wipe clean with a sponge. Do not wipe the mortar as you will wash the cement away from the sand.
- Fill the join between the pool copers with a wide joint of flexible grout.
Flush joins are recommended (not grooved).
Every 3 rd or 4 th join (between the pool coping pieces) should be prepared with Sikaflex Pro or Ardex SE Silicon. This allows for movement and flexes.
A flexible joint needs to be applied parallel to the pool coping if a solid structure is in close proximity eg a wall or house. This will prevent cracking or movement of the pool coping.
This information is to be used as a guideline only. Quantum Stone will not accept liability for the use of this Guide or it’s interpretation. Quantum Stone recommends the use of a professional paver/installer.