A concrete deck around your in ground pool will last a long time. It’s easy to clean and you don’t have to worry about weeds growing in. Concrete provides a level surface for lounge chairs, tables, and even grills, if your deck extends into an entertainment patio.
But concrete also poses a danger: it can get quite slippery when wet.
How can you keep your poolside concrete surfaces safe?
Gate Your Pool
Many tragic accidents happen when small children wander close to a pool edge and fall in while no one is there to help them. Gating your pool area securely will ensure that no accidental slips happen without a capable person present.
Cover Your Pool
A solid cover doesn’t just keep your pool clean – it could save a life in the event someone does accidentally fall into the water.
Keep Walkways Clear and Dry
After a splashy pool party, your paved walkways could become treacherously slick. Make sure your concrete areas are designed for adequate runoff and go out there with a push broom to help clear them faster.
Have a No-Running Policy
This is an important one for the kids. Running on a slippery concrete surface is a recipe for trouble.
Choose the Right Concrete Surface
Most importantly of all, you’ll want to install a concrete with as much of a non-slip surface as possible.
You could achieve this in a few ways:
- Pave with a concrete that has an exposed aggregate finish for bumpier texture
- Mix plastic grit into the sealer so wet feet get more of a grip
- Choose a textured overlay
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