How dangerous is a diving board?
What’s the toll of diving boards? Drowning poses the most danger to swimmers at your facility, but if you have a diving board installed, you may be putting swimmers at risk of serious injury. ABC News reported that about 6,500 adolescents go to the emergency room each year for traumatic diving-related injuries.
Are there weight limits on diving boards?
For most residential and some commercial diving boards, the maximum weight limit for a diving board is 250 pounds. However, some stronger diving boards can hold up to 400 pounds.
Are diving boards illegal?
Diving boards aren’t technically illegal, but local municipalities have their own regulations around them — like how deep your pool must be, or height restrictions for the diving board.
When should a diving board be replaced?
Remember: Diving boards are designed to have a useful life of seven to ten years. If your board is over ten years old, chance are it’s time to replace it! Note: It is important that the diving board and base are compatible.
Are diving boards safe for kids?
Collisions with diving boards accounted for nearly half (44%) of all injuries, even among 15- to 19-year olds, who were at increased risk of sustaining an underwater injury from contact with the bottom of the pool.
How much does it cost to build a diving board?
The depth needed for both vary, as does the space you will need to accommodate both outside of the pool. The pricing of both diving boards and slides vary based on the materials used to construct the board or slide and the length of a slide. A diving board typically starts at around $1,000 installed.
How much does it cost for a diving board?
The cost of a diving board itself is usually in the range of $300-600, though you can also find high-end aluminum boards for over $1000. This doesn’t include the cost of installation, which should be done by a professional.