Don’t Slip Up

Various slip-resistant products make pools, pool decks safer

Creating a pool environment that is safe for patrons is not limited to balancing water chemistry and equipment repair. Because of ongoing wet conditions, pool decks and surrounds in commercial pool environments must provide adequate traction to prevent a slip or fall. Products for pool professionals to create slip-resistant surfaces range from clear-coat applications to complete floor replacements.


60mil PVC Pool Membrane Liner
MSRP: $2 to $2.50 per square foot, depending on feature

  • Watertight; effective at resisting leaks and tears
  • Slip-resistant textures
  • Durable 60mil reinforced PVC
  • 10-year warranty
  • Easier installation, training available
  • Low maintenance
  • pH neutral for easier water chemistry
  • Available in brilliant white, light blue or Caribbean blue
  • Several textures available, including a high-friction option for lanes, targets and step marking

RenoSys is perfect for projects that call for a durable, slip-resistant, watertight interior that does not require regular resurfacing. The commercial grade PVC liner allows pool professionals to expand the services they offer to hotels, clubs, parks and more.

Aaron Darcy, marketing director, RenoSys

Life Floor Safety Surfacing

Slip-resistant flooring
MSRP: $20 to $30 per square foot, including material and installation

  • Impact absorbing, cushioned
  • Impermeable to liquids or other foreign substances
  • UV and chemical resistant
  • Does not support microbial growth
  • Two textures available: Slate and Ripple 2.0
  • 30 colors available with potential to develop custom colors
  • Four standard shapes (square, triangle, hexagon and rectangle) with custom cutting ability to precision cut inlays and custom logos
  • Limitless design possibilities

Life Floor safety surfacing certified by NSF/ANSI Standard 50 provides peace of mind for staff and guests alike. Concrete and other conventionally surfaced splash pads have always put restrictions on play and cleanliness, whereas Life Floor makes facilities safer, more beautiful and cleaner. Through Life Floor’s innovative technology, risk can be mitigated by helping prevent potential lawsuits and complaints related to slippery pool decks.

Jonathan Keller, CEO, Life Floor Safety Surfacing

RAMUC Pool Paint

Rockaway, New Jersey
MSRP: $6.48 per pound

  • Non-skid additive creates a slip-resistant surface on concrete decks and pool surfaces
  • Can be used with all RAMUC Pool Paints
  • Easy to use. Add 1 pound of Skid-Tex per every gallon of pool paint or broadcast as needed on first coat of paint, followed by a second coat to seal the surface.

This product is excellent for use with a RAMUC self-priming pool paint to renovate aging splash pads, steps, pool floors, zero-depth entry areas, as well as wading and baby pools. It’s ideal for pool professionals looking to help renovate commercial aquatic facilities, as it adds slip resistance to pool surfaces and concrete decks.

Kevin Harrington, division manager, RAMUC

Daich Coatings

Hamilton, Ontario
TracSafe Anti-Slip Sealer
MSRP: $57.95

  • Uniform foot traffic surface with effective slip-resistant properties in wet and dry conditions
  • Clear coating that preserves the look of existing surfaces
  • Low VOC pre-mixed formula
  • Fast dry-time and water cleanup
  • All-season exterior durability and reliable long-term slip resistance indoors and out
  • Can be applied to pool decks, backyard surfaces, steps, entrances, pool changing areas, showers, etc.
  • Simple installation; two coats a few hours apart with 3/8-inch paint roller

There’s no horizontal concrete surface that won’t benefit by adding TracSafe. Once applied, the exceptional slip-resistant features of the sealer help people avoid dangerous slips and falls. This has the potential to reduce prolonged pain for individuals, plus costly litigation and skyrocketing insurance costs for management groups and facility owners.

Peter Daich, president, Daich Coatings

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