How to Make Hot Tubs, Pools, Spas and Other Slick Surfaces Safer

How to Make Hot Tubs, Pools, Spas and Other Slick Surfaces Safer

Areas where water is present are usually much more slippery and pose a high risk of slipping and falling accidents. These areas include hot tubs, pools and spas. To increase the safety of your family, guests, employees or customers, you have to ensure your slick surfaces are effectively treated with the right non-slip solution.  
There are many factors to keep in mind before investing in a non-slip product. You have to consider your surfaces’ size, if it's sloped and if steps are present. This will help you to choose a solution that is most suited to your unique situation.  

How to treat slippery areas where water is present

The first step to achieving non-slip hot tubs and swimming pools is by ensuring it is kept clean at all times. These areas are prone to the collection of slime, mold and mildew, which can cause the surfaces to lose traction. Therefore, regular cleaning is necessary.
When your surfaces are clean, you can start to consider which non-slip solution is right for you. At SlipDoctors, we recommend the following:

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  • Anti-Slip Caution Tape

This non-slip tape has an abrasive texture that gives you the maximum protection against slips and falls. It has a strong adhesive backing that is extremely durable and resistant against moisture. It is also very easy to install.
Anti-Slip Caution Tape is ideal for use on steps in and around pools, spas and hot tubs, because its colors are so noticeable. This will ensure that users are aware of the presence of steps.


  • Anti-Slip Spray for Fiberglass and Acrylic

This non-slip spray works on fiberglass, acrylic and most other surfaces. It is an epoxy aerosol that provides a hard, textured finish that can be used to prevent slip-and-fall accidents. This spray can be used on both interior and exterior surfaces, it is designed for areas where water is present or slippery conditions exist. It is barefoot friendly, free of lead and resistant against chemicals, gas and oil.

This product is available in clear and white and is ideal for areas where you want to keep the appearance of the tub, pool or spa.

PLEASE NOTE: This non-slip spray should work on the surface when fully submerged if the surface is properly prepped. The prep includes three coats and 72 hours of cure time.  

Avoid dangerous slips and falls by investing in underwater non-slip solutions

The surface of your hot tub, pool or spa is designed to be smooth to be more comfortable against your skin and for the water to collect correctly. However, this design can make it easy to slip, especially for the elderly and children. To avoid a slipping accident, you should invest in the right underwater non-slip solutions.

From durable underwater treads to effective non-slip sprays, there are a variety of solutions to consider. If you are unsure of which product to choose, talk to the team at SlipDoctors. We will evaluate your surfaces and help you to pick the best solution available.

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