How long should a diving board be?
It’s possible to have a board as long as 10 feet if your pool is large and deep enough, but generally, only competitive divers would select a board this long. Most pool owners install a six-foot or eight-foot diving board, depending on the size of the pool.
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.
Can you dive in an 8 foot pool?
Quick fact: a pool needs minimum 8 ft. feet of water along with meeting other specifications to be considered a Type III diving pool. That’s actual water, not just the depth of the pool. The legal length and height restrictions on diving/jumping boards are relative to the size and depth of the pool.
Why do pools say no diving?
The majority interpreted the image as indicating that diving will lead to hitting your head on the bottom of the pool. … When presented a sign saying “No Diving—Shallow water”, children also correctly interpreted the text to mean that one should not dive because doing so was unsafe.