Posted by Corbin on November 23, 2015
Any wet surface has the potential to create a slip and fall accident if the coefficient of friction is not above the standard as identified by the Americans with Disabilities Act of a 0.60.
Wet pool decks are a special hazard because they are very slippery when they are wet. Swimming pool decks can come in many types of surfaces. We have helped customers treat slippery concrete surfaces, travertine, river gravel, tile and many others. No matter what kind of swimming pool deck you have, we have an anti skid solution that will make it safe for years to come.
In our experience of more than thirty years of treating pool decks to make them safe, we have come to the conclusion that a pool deck needs to have a coefficient of friction of higher than the standard of 0.60. Any time that we have treated pools we make sure that the minimum coefficient of friction is at least 0.75. If the surface will allow us to push the coefficient of friction to 0.8 or even 0.85 then that is just that much better.
The unique quality of the wet pool deck requires the additional coefficient of friction. Slippery Pool Decks will always be a problem because they will always get wet.
We have had excellent results in treating stone and tile pool decks and treating areas around the pool deck to make them safe.
There are three major things to consider when treating a pool deck:
All prices are in USD.