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    Slippery Vinyl Stairs-Any Suggestions

    All,
    I have 3 vinyl stairs into my I/G pool that are a bit slippery.
    I will need to install and bond a railing next year but I was wondering if anyone knew of a product to put on them (completely submerged) to increase traction.

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    Re: Slippery Vinyl Stairs-Any Suggestions

    Quote Originally Posted by Glock30
    All,
    I have 3 vinyl stairs into my I/G pool that are a bit slippery.
    I will need to install and bond a railing next year but I was wondering if anyone knew of a product to put on them (completely submerged) to increase traction.

    Regards,
    I recently asked such a question here about my fiberglass pool. I guess I hadn't realized that the stair "texture" only extended to about an inch to the front of the step. The steps then are smooth and curve downward. If I step on the steps too far forward I can slip right down them. My feet are long so it takes a bit of notice to step in safely. I hold on to the railing and feel a bit like an old lady entering the pool so slowly, but I can't risk a slip.
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    Re: Slippery Vinyl Stairs-Any Suggestions

    I wonder if you could use those decals they use on the bottom of bathtubs? Not as nice as textured, but they have tons of styles/colors available now and you might get one that didn't offend.
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    Re: Slippery Vinyl Stairs-Any Suggestions

    Quote Originally Posted by Glock30
    All,
    I have 3 vinyl stairs into my I/G pool that are a bit slippery.
    I will need to install and bond a railing next year but I was wondering if anyone knew of a product to put on them (completely submerged) to increase traction.

    Regards,
    Interested in this as well.

    PatPend aka Glock 19

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    Re: Slippery Vinyl Stairs-Any Suggestions

    Question,

    Is your vinyl squeaky when you rub it? Or does it feel slippery, like teflon, or like oil?
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    Re: Slippery Vinyl Stairs-Any Suggestions

    Try cleaning them 1st with a Mr clean magic eraser to ensure it's not algae, suntan/body oils, etc.
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