Not that long ago it was rare to see a pool without a diving board. These days, fewer pools have diving boards. There are several reasons for this, which we’ll talk about below. However, if you have your heart set on a diving board, there’s no reason you shouldn’t install one with your new pool. Rhine Pools can help by designing your pool with diving board safety in mind. Learn everything you need to know about diving boards in our blog.
Why the decline in diving boards?
There are several reasons the number of pools with diving boards have decreased over the years.
Diving boards will most likely cause your homeowner’s insurance to go up.
Diving boards can present a safety hazard.
Diving boards require a bigger pool so there’s enough space for a deep end where diving can occur safely.
Should you install a diving board?
As with any aspect of your pool’s design, the choice is up to you. We will say that if you have any concerns about safety, Rhine Pools can help allay your concerns with a number of design techniques that emphasize safe diving board use. How do our landscape architects help make diving boards safer?
As a pool company with a professional Landscape Architect on staff, we have the tools and resources needed to make diving board safer. Here’s how landscape architecture helps us design a safer board and pool.
We have all the correct formulas to calculate a safer pool slope. This allows us to ensure that divers have ample safe space in which to enter the pool.
We’re big proponents of the trend of installing a big rock or diving stone that acts as a diving board but doesn’t have any bounce. This creates a fun and much safer design feature that divers can jump off of, and doubles as a cool feature that we can incorporate into the overall design of your pool.
Here at Rhine Pools, we recognize that lots of people who want a custom pool want a diving board to go along with it. With the right design techniques, diving boards can be a safe and fun addition to your pool. To learn more about safe diving board installation and custom pool design, contact us today at 410-442-2445! You can also reach us using our contact form, and connect with us on social media on our Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ pages.