Our pool deck was built of pine planks two years ago and I can't remember now if it was pressure treated wood or not. We never did paint it (I know, I know . . .). When it gets wet it's very slick. The dogs tend to race around the deck before they fling themselves into the water and I am really worried that somedog will slip and break a leg some day.
I would like some ideas for skid proof surfaces. Appearance isn't really an issue as Martha Stweart doesn't live here
There's indoor-outdoor carpeting which I could staple down, like a runner. My husband says it's bad for the wood. Given that it's unpainted wood and already in not-so-good shape in places, how much worse could it be?
Then there's painting it with sand paint. I gather you can buy paint that has sand in it? Or do you mix sand into the paint? Doesn't that come off and get carried into the pool?
Are there other solutions I could consider that aren't terribly expensive?
Thanks for your ideas!