On hot summer days at your local pool, the lifeguards are always blowing their whistles to warn swimmers to stop running outside of the pool. While you may hear it 20 times in an hour, it actually serves a great purpose, it reduces falls and injuries. But, with all the attention paid to outside the pool, there is little attention paid to falls in the pool. Areas like baby pools and splash parks are especially susceptible to injuries from slips and falls as a result of the wet, slippery flooring.
PEM Surface Creations doesn’t just protect against falls above the water, it also protects below. How you might ask? PEM is easily installable with their special adhesive below the water, installed with only a chalk gun. Our adhesive is specially formulated for a more permanent installation, holding for years. Taking into account PEM’s ability to withstand the elements, you have a long term fix!
You also might be surprised to find that there are no regulations on the matting used on pool bottoms and spray parks, like there is at conventional playgrounds. This leaves even more reason to further research matting options, because the lack of oversight. At PEM, we believe underwater applications are just as important as above water, possibly even more so with the lack of regulation in the industry.
And if you think a PEM installation might be difficult, don’t just take our written word for it, listen to our president Bob Amelung talk over the installation process and the many options for adhesives. This video is the latest on our YouTube channel.
Stayed tuned or contact PEM to find out more about our matting’s slip-resistant properties and adhesives for safety and comfort above and below the water.