The diving board is a perfect, classic pool accessory. Many believe it is passé, but a diving board in your oasis can become an ideal playground for you and your family. If you or any of your family members are into sports, this pool accessory will come in handy.
The construction of a diving board has materials such as fiberglass, aluminum, and polyester with a non-slip finish. It is available in different colors and shapes and gives your pool an upscale look. On the other hand, you need to consider the installation and safety before installing the feature.
When buying a diving board for your new pool, make sure it has a non-slip surface. Check if a diving board is weight resistant or withstand the maximum weight.
How Deep Should a Pool Be?
The standard minimum depth for a diving board is eight feet. It is deep enough to jump from a diving board safely.
Warranty and Guarantee
A diving board comes with a warranty that specifies the period of coverage and its details, in addition to the literature on safety standards and material descriptions.
Professional Installation is Key
There is a good reason you should not take the installation of a diving board lightly. Although many people can install it themselves, you do not want to wreck the pool deck and coping. A professional can ensure the diving board is secure and properly placed to make it reliable.
Big or Small?
Ideally, a pool designer can tell you if the size of the pool and deck is suitable for the pool feature. A distance of ten feet from the sidewalls, sunbeds, other elements of the pool, and the entrance to the pool is standard.
Who is Using the Diving Board?
As we mentioned earlier, those who enjoy diving will benefit from the feature. If you are going to place the diving board in your oasis, you need to know who will use it.
We strongly recommend monitoring children and people who abuse the diving board. A diving board can be fun, but you should be careful of the dangers.
How to Use a Diving Board
There is a proper way to use a diving board. If you use it carefully, you can have hours of fun for the family. Therefore, it is best to ensure that there is no swimmer under the diving board. Also, only allow one person to use the board at a time.
Some of our customers feel that the swimming pool is not a full aquatic experience without the diving board. At Platinum Pools, our team of experts can design your dream pool using the best pool construction, so a diving board can be a fabulous addition to your oasis. Visit our offices in Houston or Beaumont, or call us at 281.870.1600.