Liner Steps are Slippery

inatae

Member
Sep 18, 2018
14
Kennesaw, GA
Moved from here.
UPDATED - now with no slip steps!

UPDATE!
So I bought SlipDoctors Non Slip Resistant Spray for Fiberglass, Clear. I emptied the pool down below the steps and dried them off. I then spray on a layer (used a piece of cardboard from a box to hold along the edge), let it sit over night (but really is ready in 30min) and filled the pool. Its amazing. There's a fine grit that with your feet you can barely feel, but its soft and you dont slip! Really, they should apply something like this to liner steps in the factory. I will 100% reapply this every year if needed. If you think your liner steps are at all slippery and to be safe, Id recommend this.

OLD POST:
So we have a brand new pool. And its awesome, except, our liner steps. They are slippery. Every time we use it, it seems someone slips. I have brushed them for algee, my "numbers" are good (have a salt pool). There are a few threads around but mostly from 2006-2012. Anything new out there? Anyone heard of or have used V.C.S. Slip Stop Spray from Kayden Liners? I tried the little bathtub non-slip things but they tend to come off because they're suction. Maybe anti-slip tape? But that seems to permanent and ugh, any help? THANKS!
Hi, We are having this same issue. Since this is several years old, I’m wondering if this was a good solution for you over the years?
 
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inatae

Member
Sep 18, 2018
14
Kennesaw, GA
Very similar sounding issue to my pool installed in May 2013. The liner steps are slippery, I think they have gotten marginally better since then but can still be tough for young children or older adults. Pool water has been good with no algae issues so I've just come to accept it and warn people that the steps can be slippery.
Granted our steps also have a 'soft' underlayment below the vinyl to make the steps (especially the top step) have some 'cushion' to it and provide a nicer/softer sitting area. But not thinking it affects the slipperyness too much.
Did the slippery steps improve for your pool...we just got our pool and are experiencing the same issues.
 

blbncsu

Well-known member
Jul 23, 2012
71
Cary, NC (Raleigh)
I would say over the years it has slightly improved (became less slippery). I think some wear on the steps has helped do that. I no longer warn people but will still be cautious on them and ensuring no kids are running up or down them.