Do you want to make your swimming pool more fun this year? Consider installing a diving board. Diving boards come in all different shapes and sizes. They can be fun but at the same time they can be dangerous if parents do not give their kids the rules about diving boards. Post a lot of rules right next to the diving board. Make sure that your kids know the rules before going swimming. Make sure that there is always adult supervision when there are small children around the swimming pool.
You may think that all diving boards are the same and can be pretty boring, but there are standard styles and there are the more novelty boards too. These types of boards can liven up any swimming pool. Before buying a diving board make sure that the board that you choose meets all of the safety requirements and the weight limitations. You want to also make sure that the boards are installed properly. Here is a list of some of the best in-ground diving boards on the market.
6-Foot Fibre Dive Diving Board
This diving board is a high quality board that is made from a durable and non-slip colorfast acrylic surface. This style of diving board is laminated for extra safety. The 6 Foot Fibre Dive Diving Board meets all of the industry standard. This diving board is available in white with white trim. The diving board stands are sold separately. This diving board costs about $ 285.00, if you shop around you may be able to get a great deal.
Big Kahuna Orange Crush Diving Board
The Big Kahuna is one of the best novelty diving boards around. These boards are designed with fun in mind. The Big Kahuna offers a non-slip Sure Foot Threaded surface that was designed with safety in mind. There is a foam core wave that will support any bumps, bruises and stubbing of the toes that often happens around the base of the diving board. The Big Kahuna measures in 14 inches in height x 75 inches in length X 22 inches in width. There is a weight limitation of 250 pounds. The Big Kahuna because of the style of the diving board costs around $1,174.99 and there are two other styles available.
FreeStyle Diving Board
This FreeStyle Diving Board is available at Leslie’s Swimming Pool Supply Stores. It has a different style than most of the standard diving boards. This diving board is more like platform diving rather than springboard. This diving board offers a Sure Foot non-slip material ensure the safety of all those that use it. This board is 6 feet in length and has a weight limitation of 250 pounds. The FreeStyle Diving Board is available in Gray Granite, White and Sandstone. Prices will vary from $1,149.99 to $1,299.99 depending on which color you choose.
Jump Rock Diving Board Base
This is not a divingboard but the diving board base. Most diving boards do not come with the base when you purchase a diving board. The Jump Rock Base adds some spice to your backyard and your swimming pool. The Jump Rock offers a lightweight polyurethane material and a color with a bonded overcoat. You can use either a 6 foot, 8 foot or 10 foot diving board with the Jump Rock. The Jump Rock is available at Leslie’s for $ 812.00. We have only shown you a select collection of diving boards. It is easy to get caught up in the look and the fun of the board and forget the safety. Make sure that the diving board is for swimming pools with the depth of yours. So many accidents happen because there are diving boards set up and the water is too shallow. Make sure that you read the installation instructions properly. You want to make sure that the boards are put in place correctly and sturdy so they don’t shake when you jump off.
Your list of rules should include to always being aware of the bottom of the swimming pool. Never use the diving board while swimming at night. Remove all inflatable swimming pool toys from the diving board area when using. There should always be an adult present when younger children are using the diving board. Adding a diving board can be great fun but it also has to be safe.