Why indoor swimming pools need an anti-slip solution.

Why indoor swimming pools need an anti-slip solution.

The safety of the area by an indoor swimming pool depends on various factors, such as the pool's design, level of supervision, and safety hazards. In general, indoor swimming pools are considered to be relatively safe, especially when compared to outdoor pools. Indoor pools are enclosed within buildings, which offers protection against the elements and potential contaminants like dirt, leaves, and insects. Additionally, indoor pools are often equipped with safety features such as lifeguards, pool alarms, and non-slip surfaces.

However, there are still some potential safety hazards that can be found around indoor swimming pools. These hazards include:

  • The pool deck and surrounding area can get slippery when wet. This can make it easier to slip and fall.
  • Another safety concern in indoor swimming pools is the possibility of overcrowding, which can increase the risk of accidents and collisions between swimmers. This is why it is crucial for pool management to establish and enforce capacity limits to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone.
  • Diving boards can be quite slippery. A non-slip coating is designed to prevent slips and falls, and it could be great for creating an anti-slip surface on diving boards. Besides applying a non-slip coating, regularly check diving boards for signs of damage like cracks or loose bolts.


anti-slip solution for indoor swimming pool
Pool areas are infamous for being slippery, so it doesn't take much for an accident to happen. An anti-slip solution for slippery pool areas is the answer.


Choosing the right anti-slip product for swimming pool areas can be challenging due to the various types of surfaces available.

Slipdoctors offers a variety of anti-slip products for treating areas around indoor swimming pools, underwater surfaces such as steps and diving boards. You could treat any kind of surface such as concrete, tile, and stone, making it versatile for different pool areas.

  1. Stone Grip is a product designed to dramatically increase traction and improve slip resistance of tiles on pool steps. It can be used on porcelain, stone or ceramic surfaces and is very effective for underwater pool steps and flooring. For surfaces that are fully submerged underwater, the area must be prepped. The prep involves three coats and a cure time of 72 hours. It is a great option if you don't want to change the appearance of your natural stone tiles. 
  2. Deck Grip is a versatile non-slip coating that creates a clear and safe surface. It is resistant to chemicals and UV rays. It can be used on both sealed or unsealed concrete decks, natural stone surfaces and tiles. If your pool area tiles have been sealed, this product is great for making them less slippery.
  3. Dura Grip High-Performance Non-Slip Epoxy Paint is an exceptional surface coating that offers a UV-resistant, long-lasting, and comfortable textured finish on various surfaces. Dura Grip is built to last. Dura Grip is a highly durable paint that can be used on various surfaces, including pools. It is easy to maintain and provides a comfortable surface to walk on, even with bare feet.

anti-slip surface on diving boards
We recently received feedback from a client who has been working on renovating his pool and expressed the desire to refinish his diving board. The Clear Anti-Slip Spray was applied on the pool stairs and is holding up well fully submerged. To ensure a soft and slip-resistant surface, Dura Grip Light Gray coating was applied, combined with the Slip Doctors Rubber additive, on the diving board project. The client claimed to be very pleased with how the diving board turned out. The Rubber additive provides a soft non-slip surface that is perfect for the diving board.

When addressing the construction or remodeling of a swimming pool and its surrounding areas, it's crucial to give due consideration to the application of a primer that is tailored to the project at hand. 

You should use a primer when painting a new concrete pool to improve paint adhesion and prevent peeling or flaking. If painting an old pool that has never been painted, it is also important to use a primer. The primer will seal the pores in the concrete and prevent the paint from being absorbed into the concrete. Use a primer before painting a pool that already has a different type of paint. This will make the surface even and help the new paint stick better. When painting a pool in bad condition, using a primer can help fill cracks and imperfections in the concrete, making the surface smoother.

Those products provide reliable safety features, allowing people to enjoy the pool area without the risk of slipping and falling.

If you have a pool area that you need to safeguard but have no idea where to start, contact the team at SlipDoctors. Our skilled team will answer all your questions and find the perfect solution for your pool areas.

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