Slippery Pool Tiles

Slippey pool tiles


We are regularly called out to treat slippery pool tiles that were fine when laid, and over time have become a slippery nightmare!

All private and particularly public swimming pools have oil slicks, not the ones from damaged bulk tankers or drilling rigs but the oil and grease slick for the human body.

We are mobile oil factories producing an average of 20 grams of surface oils per day!

When we jump in the pool a lot of that oil leaves the body and floats on the waters surface. Eventually it will find its way to the filter. Before it gets there however it’s often deposited on the pool surround tiles when people leave the pool or splash around.

This problem is even more amplified in a heated pool where the oil is literally drawn off the body with the water temperature.

The most effective solution to reduce this buildup on the surround tiles is regular scrubbing using an enzyme cleaner. A couple of times over the winter to remove any lichen or moss should be adequate. Over the summer with heavy use this practice should be undertaken monthly.

For heavy deposits or very slippery tiles we recommend you bring in a specialist like Friction Systems Australia to deep clean and chemically etch the tiles and dramatically increase wet grip.  

Reduce the risk of serious injury to family and friends, contact us today for a competitive quote on slippery pool tiles.