Safety tile for steps?

Nikilyn

Bronze Supporter
Sep 3, 2018
692
Gilbert, AZ
It’s for safety but can make your steps look really good if you get something pretty. It’s easy to miss a step especially if it’s a pool you don’t know well.
 

tomfrh

Well-known member
Jan 30, 2018
484
Australia
Its main purpose is safety. As a visual marker to show the steps are. I'm finding this especially useful for my toddler. The lines are a very useful guide for him. He can see them underwater and knows that is the way to safety.

They also tend to be a grippier tile, same as anti slip strips on a normal staircase.

It can look nice too, so it has that purpose.
 

ajw22

Gold Supporter
TFP Guide
Jul 21, 2013
21,962
Northern NJ
Pool Size
35000
Surface
Plaster
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-60
Edge markers are requried for safety on commercial pools and recommended on residential pools. People may not be wearing their glasses or have water in their eyes while going in and out and it helps visibility.