There was a time when everyone equipped their pools with diving boards; it was a no-brainer when planning the pool purchase and installation. We are frequently asked by our customers whether they should include a diving board. Our answers are as varied as the styles and types of pools owners invest in. There are many reasons to have a diving board because they are a lot of fun, and can enhance the swimming pool experience, but people have become more cautious.
If you and the kids love the idea of a diving board consider the following:
- Love diving off a board and want to practice different “dives”
- Deep section, taller customers love this
- Think kids will get bored as they get older if you don’t have one
- Can substitute with a jump board or jumping rock
- Consider a water slide in addition to or in place of a board to add the extra element to enjoy some of the thrills of the waterpark in your own home.
- Add a basketball net or volleyball net
- Pool safety issues, rules should be put in place to avoid injuries
- Can add to stress level, children should never be allowed to swim or dive unsupervised
- Less play area because you’ll need a deep section
- Potentially higher insurance
- The boards today are stiffer than they had been in the past
- May require getting a larger pool than initially planned
- Boards have weight limits
Give your family something to really look forward to; now is a great time to purchase a pool, regardless of whether it’s an above ground, semi- or and in-ground swimming pool, call Desmond Pools & Spas. Some things to ponder when planning your pool design and outdoor space is what size, shape, how deep, in-ground, above or semi-inground, etc. Remember to take into account who will be using the pool this summer, as well as in the foreseeable future.
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