Should You Have A Diving Board? 10th September 2015
When considering luxury swimming pool design, you’re sure to be mulling over whether or not you need a diving board installed. It’s a big decision and not one to be undertaken lightly as it will have an impact on other decisions you make when choosing your luxury pool.
For example, if you decide to have a diving board, your swimming pool will have to be bigger to accommodate the board. This is because the slope you’ll have to have in the middle of the pool has to be far enough away from the diving board to prevent someone from diving in and hurting themselves.
If you have small children, you should also consider whether a diving board is appropriate as they have been known to be the cause of accidents in the pool in the past. However, if you have the space and your children have their hearts set on a board, it would be advisable perhaps to invest in one as they can be endless sources of entertainment – as long as your youngsters are properly supervised, of course.
Check with your home insurance company whether the addition of a diving board will push your premiums up. If you have an in-ground swimming pool without a board, it’s likely that your insurance will not be affected.
When making the decision, think about what you plan to use your pool for. If it’s simply meant to serve as a place to relax and unwind, a board is probably unnecessary but if you plan to be quite active in the pool then it might be a fun addition to your outside space.