Aquatic Case Studies

USA Swimming

PEM® Aquatic Matting provided USA Swimming the ideal solution for their competition facilities. 

The high quality construction and lightweight design has proven the product to be an economical investment for the organization. The matting was quickly and easily installed and has served them through several events, including the ConocoPhillips National Championships, Mutual of Omaha Duel in the Pool, past US Olympic Trials and the Mutual of Omaha Pan Pacific Championships. PEM® Aquatic Matting will also be used at the 2012 Olympic Trials in preparation for the 2012 Olympic Summer games...  Read more

U.S. National Swimming Championships

This past June, many of the nation’s top swimmers gathered in Indianapolis for the 2013 Phillips 66 National Championships and World Championship Trials. In addition to superstars such as Amanda Weir and Missy Franklin, our aquatic matting was also showcased prominently at this year’s event...  Read more

NCAA Women's Swimming and Diving Championships

At this year’s NCAA Woman’s Swimming and Diving Champions, 322 of the best student-athletes in the two sports will meet at the Texas Swimming Center on the campus of The University of Texas at Austin. But for the first time, PEM Surface Creations’ aquatic matting will be there to greet them. When swimmers and divers get out of the pool they can expect to feel the comfort of PEM matting on their feet, as well as the benefits from its slip-resistant properties...  Read more

SEC Swimming and Diving Championships

The 2011 SEC Championship was held at the University of Florida’s Stephen C. O’Connell Center. Utilizing PEM’s slip-resistant properties and comfort to bare feet, our matting was installed on the pools bulkheads. Also because PEM contains an antimicrobial biocide and can be rolled up for easy storage, it can be used at future events for years to come...  Read more

U.S. Naval Base - Rota, Spain

Recently, Bob and Rob took a trip to Spain where they supervised the installation of our aquatic matting at the U.S. Naval Station in Rota. The application was for the station’s swimming pool. It is vital, that the space around the pool contain textured surface to combat against slips and falls during training exercises...  Read more

Seattle Marriott Pool

Recently, the folks at the Marriott Courtyard Seattle Downtown/Lake Union installed some of our aquatic matting around its indoor pool. Like most indoor pool areas, the walking path around the pool is covered in tile. While tile offers a great solution for easy cleaning, it does create a pretty serious slip hazard. In comes PEM Aquatic Matting! Our matting is designed to reduce the risk of slips and falls around pools. Its textured surface allows for both comfort and stability, creating a safer environment for all...  Read more

Hampton Dive Center

Recently, the Hampton Dive Center installed some of our aquatic flooring around the pool in their training facility. Installing the matting around the pool will allow for added comfort when the instructors are getting in and out of the pool. Also, because the surface is permeable in nature, puddles will never form, significantly reducing the risk of slips and falls...  Read more

Missouri State Recreation Center

Speaking of slippery, have you ever been in locker room at a pool or recreation center? Not only is the floor extremely slick, it is constantly wet, increasing the risk of bacteria forming. Is there a way to rectify this problem, you ask? The answer: PEM locker room slip-resistant matting.

Recently, we installed some High Traffic Matting in the Campus Recreation Center locker rooms at Missouri State University. In an effort to create a safer and more comfortable environment, the university enlisted the help of our slip-resistant matting...  Read more

The Peaks Resort

Earlier this year, the largest spa in Colorado, The Peaks Resort, purchased some of our aquatic flooring. Specifically, they were looking to install some matting around their Olympic-size swimming pool. This area receives very heavy foot traffic, so the application needed to be both soft and durable. Upon surveying their request, we recommended that they install some of our high traffic aquatic matting...  Read more

Grant's Farm - Misting Station

Every year, thousands of visitors stroll the paths at Grant’s Farm. This St. Louis, Missouri tourist hot-spot sees a peak in foot-traffic during the hot summer months. To provide relief for visitors, a cooling zone was installed by mounting misters over a wooden bridge. While the mist undoubtedly cooled farm-goers, it presented another risky problem – the wet wood was increasingly slippery! PEM Surface Creations had the perfect solution! The heavily-traveled footbridge was covered with our green High Friction Matting...  Read more


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