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How to Make Your Pool Deck Safe and Stylish for Summer

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Ah, summer – the season of sunshine, pool parties, and lazy days spent lounging by the water. But while you’re splashing and soaking up the sun, it’s essential to ensure that your pool deck is safe for you, your family, and your guests. A slippery pool deck can quickly turn summer fun into a dangerous slip-and-fall situation. So, let’s dive into how you can make your pool deck safe and stylish for summer, with a little help from HandiTreads and other smart safety solutions.

A Slippery Pool Deck: the Age-Old Dilemma 

Constant Wetness Means Constant Slipperiness

One of the biggest challenges of maintaining a pool deck is dealing with constant wetness. Whether it’s from splashing water, morning dew, or occasional rain showers, a wet pool deck is a slippery pool deck, or in other words, an accident waiting to happen. And let’s face it – no one wants to risk taking a tumble while trying to enjoy a refreshing dip in the pool.

The Danger of Slipping Into the Pool

But it’s not just about avoiding slips on the deck – slipping into the pool can be even more dangerous. A slippery pool deck increases the risk of accidental falls into the water, which can lead to injuries or even drowning, especially for young children or inexperienced swimmers. According to data collected by the Consumer Product Safety Commision, 71% of fatal drowning incidents occur in residential pools. With that in mind, one thing is perfectly clear: it’s essential to take proactive steps to ensure that your pool deck is safe and slip-free for everyone who uses it.


Enter HandiTreads: The Ultimate Pool Deck Solution

Stylish and Safe

When it comes to making your pool deck safe for summer, HandiTreads Non-Slip Ramp and Deck Treads are your best bet. Available in four refined powder-coated shades, including Chestnut Brown, Java Brown, New England Gray, and Obsidian Black, HandiTreads are designed to complement and enhance the beauty of any natural or composite wood deck. With their sleek design and color-matched screws, HandiTreads add a touch of style to your pool deck while providing unparalleled traction and safety.

Non-slip deck-ramp treads in designer colors

Durable and Dependable

But HandiTreads aren’t just stylish – they’re also incredibly durable and dependable. Made of non-rusting aluminum, HandiTreads are built to withstand the toughest environmental conditions, from scorching summer heat to heavy foot traffic. Their patented raised-button traction surface provides superior grip in virtually all weather conditions, ensuring that your pool deck remains safe and slip-free year after year.

Easy Installation, Lifetime Guarantee

And the best part? Installing HandiTreads is a breeze. With their easy-to-use color-matched screws, you can have your HandiTreads installed in minutes, giving you instant peace of mind knowing that your pool deck is safe for summer. Plus, with HandiTreads’ lifetime residential warranty, you can trust that your investment is protected for years to come.

Beyond Deck Treads: Other Safety Measures for Your Pool Deck

While HandiTreads offer excellent traction and safety for your pool deck, there are other important considerations to keep in mind to ensure a safe and enjoyable summer for you, your family, and your guests. Let’s explore some additional safety measures that can complement HandiTreads and make your pool deck even safer.

Dura Grip Non-Slip Paint: Enhancing Traction and Style

An Extra Layer of Protection

In addition to HandiTreads, Dura Grip High-Performance Non-Slip Epoxy Paint is another effective safety solution for your pool deck. This specially formulated paint provides a hard, durable textured finish that enhances traction and reduces the risk of slips and falls, even on wet surfaces. By adding an extra layer of protection to your pool deck, Dura Grip paint helps create a safer environment for everyone who uses it.


Versatile Application

Dura Grip paint isn’t just for pool decks – it can be used on a variety of surfaces, including diamond-plate metal ramps, garages, boat decks, trailers, stairs, locker rooms, and more. Whether you’re looking to improve traction on a slippery staircase or add grip to a boat deck, Dura Grip paint has you covered. Plus, with its barefoot-friendly texture and wide range of colors, Dura Grip paint combines safety with style, ensuring that your pool deck looks great while staying safe.

PetStep Pool Ramp for Dogs: Keeping Furry Friends Safe

Safety for Four-Legged Family Members

As much as we love spending time by the pool, it’s essential to consider the safety of our furry friends as well. From the same team that brought you HandiTreads, the PetStep Pool Ramp for Dogs is a must-have safety measure for pets around the pool. Designed to provide easy access in and out of the water, the PetStep Pool Ramp helps prevent accidental falls and injuries for dogs of all sizes. Its sturdy construction and non-slip surface ensure that your pets can enjoy the pool safely, giving you peace of mind while they splash and play.

PetStep ramp in above-the-ground pool

Other Safety Considerations for Your Pool Deck

In addition to Dura Grip paint and the PetStep Pool Ramp, there are several other safety measures you can implement to make your pool deck even safer:

Pool Fence or Safety Barrier

Installing a pool fence or safety barrier is essential for preventing unsupervised access to the pool area, especially for young children or non-swimmers. In fact, some areas even require your residential pool to have a fence, so be sure to check for local ordinances if you find yourself without one. Beyond satisfying legal requisites, a sturdy fence with a self-closing gate can help keep curious kids and pets away from the pool when it’s not in use, reducing the risk of accidental drowning or injuries.

Pool Covers

A pool cover is another essential safety feature for your pool deck. A durable, properly fitted pool cover can help prevent accidents by keeping the pool securely covered when it’s not in use. Look for a pool cover that meets safety standards and can support the weight of an adult or child to ensure maximum protection.

Pool Alarm Systems

Pool alarm systems are designed to alert you to potential dangers in and around the pool area. These systems can include surface wave sensors, submerged alarms, or perimeter alarms that detect movement or disturbances in the water. Installing a pool alarm system adds an extra layer of protection and peace of mind, especially if you have young children or pets.

Regular Maintenance and Inspection

Finally, regular maintenance and inspection of your pool deck and surrounding area are essential for ensuring continued safety throughout the summer months. Check for any loose or damaged HandiTreads, repair or replace them as needed, and keep the deck clear of debris and slippery substances. By staying proactive and vigilant, you c

Dive Into Summer Safety with HandiTreads and More

As you gear up for a summer filled with poolside fun, don’t overlook the importance of safety. With HandiTreads, Dura Grip non-slip paint, and the PetStep Pool Ramp for Dogs, you can make your pool deck safe and stylish for everyone who uses it. So go ahead, dive into summer with confidence, knowing that your pool deck is safe, slip-free, and ready for all the fun that summer has to offer.

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