Slips and falls can lead to serious injuries around the water. Every year, preventable accidents lead to both minor and serious injuries near pools and on decks. Between slippery wet surfaces and algae growth, one of the easiest ways to prevent accidents around the pool is to start out with a slip-resistant surface.
According to the CDC, one out of five falls causes a serious injury, like a broken bone or head injury. Falls are reported as the most common cause of traumatic brain injuries. Furthermore, the CDC notes that every day 10 people die from drowning incidents, including at least two children under the age of 14. Aside from birth defects, the CDC reports that unintentional drowning is the leading cause for death in children ages 1-4.
We know that keeping your space safe is important to you. We offer a special epoxy primer that is fast, efficient and affordable, making your surface easily updated with a non-slip paint. Our easy-to-use two-part Pool Grip kit includes a tie-coat primer and a sealer. This is a matte grey rubber epoxy that will adhere to nearly other coating, which is extremely important if you don’t know what was previously used to finish the surface in or around your pool. The Epoxy Pool Grip primer will protect your pool with great chemical and water resistance.
The most difficult part of applying the new primer is probably in getting the surface ready to paint. We recommend users simply high pressure wash the surface and allow it to fully dry before applying the first layer of grip epoxy. You can apply the Pool Grip with rollers or brushes and can thin the paint with water to make application easier. Our users loved how well the epoxy covered their old surface in just one coat. The finish will be dry to the touch after about an hour in 70-75 degree weather, which should give you plenty of time to finish applying the coat before the epoxy mixture sets. You can then overcoat the surface with a solvent-based epoxy finish after an overnight cure.
It is important to realize that you might be liable if your guests slip and fall while on your property. Guard against slips to keep your space safe and fun. A simple non-slip solution should be the first step in ensuring your space is ready for water activities and entertaining your friends by your pool!