Has anyone ever complained of scraped, cut or even slightly bleeding toes at your pool? Even if you haven’t had a visitor suffer from it, you’ve probably heard of it. It affects children more often than adults and is often called ‘pool toe’. It occurs when visitors are pushing off the bottom of the pool; if the surface is rough, pitted, or cracked, they end up with scrapes and skinned feet. In shallow water, the injuries can also occur on hands and knees.
While it’s not exactly a life-threatening condition, you don’t want to be passing out Band-Aids regularly. And if your centre includes family-friendly aquatic play areas, you could risk discouraging them to visit.
Even if you plan to repair and smooth out the surface of your pool, it’s a temporary fix that simply puts a patch on the problem. It’s not a solution unless you look forward to draining your pool, inspecting the surface, patching, sanding, and all the rest.
Of course, there is an alternative. Instead of dealing with regular repairs, and the time, effort, and cost of fixing your pool’s surface, you should look to a pool surface that is non-abrasive by nature. Commercial-grade PVC membrane liners are made from durable – and comfortable – flexible PVC. While the membrane is typically textured, it isn’t rough and abrasive like a traditional pool surface. The difference for your guests is dramatic. Kids can stop complaining about sore feet and start enjoying the pool. A better pool interior is better for everyone!
You’ll have the peace of mind that comes with knowing you won’t be back out overseeing yet another patch job in the slow season.