Safety Features While Installing a Wooden Diving Board
Wanna add more fun to your swimming pool? Well, including a diving board adds a little punch to the swimming pool experience; along with fun it is also important to focus on the safety features as well. The diving boards are also known as springboards and are available in different styles, lengths, and colors that incorporate precise construction and safety features.
The American Red Cross insist that only pools with a depth of 8 feet or more should have a diving board installed. The water depth needed to install a diving board depends on the board's height in relation to the water, and the length of the board. There are certain rules and regulations to be followed when installing a diving board.
One is supposed to follow the SPATA guidelines on installation and maintenance that offer safety instructions. Boards are available in two simple models; platform and spring assisted models. The platform model is the most simple type of wooden diving board that are used in home pools while spring assisted diving boards give more of bouncing movement and is mostly found in some of the aquatic competitions like Olympics.
Wooden diving boards for swimming pools are built on some guidelines and manufacturers necessarily follow certain rules while making spring boards; the best diving board you can find is the one made out of wood and these diving boards are coated with fiberglass to make it water-resistant and a non skid tread is applied on the top of the board in order to avoid slipping.
In general, the board should be designed for the particular swimming pool where would install it. In order to build a safe and secure wooden diving boards everything matters such as height, weight and the length of the wooden diving board; incorporating all these features into the board should be capable enough for the diving board stand in the water for a longer run without letting diver to crash in the slides. Adding to this, the pool should be profound enough for the diver to dive in order to avoid the accidental crashing by hitting to the bottom of the swimming pool.
Safety is the most important consideration one should make upon building a wooden diving board. The board should be particularly designed for the swimming pool where it has to be installed; though the dive accidents are common in the swimming pool yet there are best possible ways one can find in order to avoid them. If necessary precautions are taken properly which will indeed let you to have fun filled time in your swimming pool.