Care & Maintenance - Visit The Official S.R. Smith SiteRoutine cleaning is the only way to maintain the protective film on your stainless steel pool rails and ladders and prevent rust. Rust and ... When hosing down your deck, rinse your slide free of any dust, dirt or other debris that may have accumulated. Be sure all .... To preserve the appearance and durability of your S.R.Smith Velocity Starting Blocks' TrueTread surface, follow these regular maintenance procedures, and always immediately after high use periods of time (i.e. swim meets).