Even greater place to swim this winter

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Setting out to make the pool deck as safe as possible for patrons at Hoffman Hall, staff researched products that could provide a durable, anti-slip surface. In doing so, they learned that 3M in Prairie du Chien had products that would fit that bill. Collaborating with 3M staff, the perfect matting was chosen. Several rolls of vinyl Nomad were donated to Hoffman Hall, valued at $1,000 apiece, for placement along the outside edge of the pool and inside the men’s and women’s bathrooms. The Nomad is resistant to grease and oil that swimmers’ feet could otherwise leave on the deck, it helps protect the original 1962 floor surface and it covers up the old non-slip strips. The Nomad is also easy for the staff to clean. So far, patrons are loving it, according to pool staff, and only one roll has been used. The second roll will be added in other areas at Hoffman Hall and likely at the city’s outdoor pool as well. Pictured, presenting the new surface addition, are (from left) PdC Recreation and Aquatics Manager Cassie Hubanks, 3M Product Manager Chad Bettmann, 3M Human Resources Coordinator Tracy Fernette, 3M Materials Control Analyst Rochelle Fabert, and PdC Parks and Recreation Director Mike Ulrich. (Photos by Correne Martin)

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