It’s like icing on the cake! Achieving the asthetic look you want in your backyard is highly dependent on the patio, coping, and landscaping materials that you select. Patio or pool decking generally consist of either broom-finished concrete, stamped & stained concrete, colored concrete or pavers. These are among the most popular. Coping is where the pool patio meets the pool edge. It is either comprised of aluminum coping (vinyl pools), exposed coping (fiberglass pools), concrete cantilevered coping or, brick/stone (either pool types). It is especially important to keep the patio and coping material in mind as you look at inspirational photos as it typically defines why you prefer one look over another.