Have your children been asking for a diving board? Have you been considering a swimming pool remodeling project and think that a diving board is just the thing? Is it time for a diving board? That’s a question the swimming pool contractors from Tipton Pools in Knoxville, Tennessee talk with their pool customers about all the time.

The first things you need to consider are: Is the pool deep enough and is it wide enough?

To get a diving board, the pool must be at least eight and a half feet deep, 15 feet wide and 28 feet long. The dimensions vary based on the size of the diving board, but that is information to get you started.

Diving boards are certainly fun, but they do add to a risk of injury if you don’t strictly enforce diving board rules. You may even need to make the diving board off limits during pool parties.

relatively simple but it may be best to consider having the slide installed as part of the original pool construction. When installing the pool it can either be:

Is it time for a diving board?

  1. Fastened by holes drilled into the deck and the legs are then set in concrete, or
  2. Your contractor sinks fasteners into concrete then attaches the slide to the fasteners.

A diving board can be made of wood or fiberglass and are coated with water resistant material. The diving board needs to have a nonskid surface. Residential pool diving board, they are typically between six and 12 feet long and about 18 inches wide and come in sprint assisted (for more bounce) or a simple platform construction.

As with any poolside accessory, diving boards can be dangerous if they are not kept in good condition. Make certain the fiberglass doesn’t crack as this can allow water to get to the wood, rotting it and causing the diving board to become unstable. Remember, a cracked diving board cannot be repaired, it must be replaced.

Give us a call if you want to have a diving board installed in your swimming pool.