Board Basics

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What is a diving board?

Board Basics

Be careful when using swimming pool accessories! Diving boards can make getting into the pool just as fun as swimming. Be warned, however, that before installing a board you should make sure your swimming pool is big enough to support one—a dive into shallow waters could cause serious injury. To avoid injuries, your pool needs to be a minimum size of 8 1/2 deep, 15 feet wide, and 28 ft long to have a diving board. To prevent further problems, it's a good idea to make sure that the diving board has a non-skid surface.

*If you want to take the spring out your step you can install a jump board. These boards are designed to be shorter to prevent running and built to be stationary to prevent jumping.



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