Top 5 Most Dangerous Pool Deck Surfaces

Slippery pool deck.

Do you know the top 5 most dangerous pool deck surfaces?

Dangerous pool deck surfaces can pose as a huge liability for a pool home owner. There are a lot of things to consider when owning a pool besides the pool itself.

Everything from pool fences to even your pool deck can play a role in just how safe your pool area is for you and your guests.

While any surface can become slippery with water, there are some pool deck surfaces that can present more of a danger.

Here’s a look at some popular pool deck surfaces and what you can do to make them safer.

  • Concrete. Concrete is very popular around in-ground pools but it can become slippery when wet. If you’re thinking about adding concrete decking around your pool consider adding small pebbles or rocks to it which can make it less slippery.
  • Bricks. Along with a high price and limited styles, the problem with bricks around the pool is that moss can grow on or in between them, making them slippery. Cleaning the deck regularly is necessary to avoid this from happening.
  • Wood. Proper maintenance is required for a wood deck. Keeping it clean can truly prevent it from becoming a slip and slide. As with brick decking, moss and algae can grow, creating a slippery surface. Keeping to a strict cleaning schedule can prevent moss from growing and make your wood deck less slippery.
  • Tile. Tile can provide a rich look around an in-ground pool. But, it can also make for a big hazard due to the fact that tile gets extremely slippery when wet. Choosing a textured tile will provide better traction.
  • Synthetic Decking. While synthetic decking may be popular because it’s low maintenance, it gets slippery quickly.

Wood Pool Deck

Be sure to choose one with a non-slippery surface.

  • Pavers. They look great upon installation. They come in a variety of sizes and styles but settle over time. After settling from natural erosion, corners sticking up can pose tripping hazards if not attended to.

While choosing and maintaining your pool deck surface, don’t forget to also keep your pool area safe with fencing. For more information on pool fences contact Protect-A-Child Pool Fence at 772-398-3400.

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