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    New kid on the diving block

    Hi all,

    Thanks for having me in the community. My pool has been running along pretty nicely since buying this house last summer, but I might spend less time re-inventing the wheel if I can ask you guys questions.

    The big question I have right now is about my diving board. It was an eight foot board with a pivot pin slung between two concrete arch-like stands and a single spring. It became a former board because it broke due to dry rot in the inner plywood. It was approximately 30 years old, if not more.

    I want to replace it, using the same stands, but contacting SR Smith got me nowhere. A rep told me that the manufacturer of my board went out of business years ago and nobody makes that type of board anymore. She suggested I cut the stands out of the concrete and install a new board and stand. If that is the only way to get a diving board back, I'll do it, but I would rather buy or MAKE a replacement for the old one.

    So, the big question is, does anyone have ideas/advice on making a board? I am reasonably competent with building wooden things (decks, tables, sheds, etc) and helped build a fiberglass boat when I was a teenager - many moons ago.

    I was thinking of cutting 3/4 or 1 inch plywood to shape, doubling it over and laminating the pieces together. Then I figured I would try to find a fiberglass shop (boat repair?) and have them put the impermeable shell on it. Apply some epoxy with sand for non slip. Drill holes for the pin brackets and spring fitting, seal the holes and start diving! It can't be that simple, can it? Are there any experienced DIYers out there? I have photos if that would help, but I am not sure if it is appropriate to include those here.

    I'd love to hear your comments.

    Thanks.
    Pool Noob
    40000 Gal Inground
    Variable speed pump
    DE Filter
    Aqua rite salt/chlorine generator

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    Re: New kid on the diving block

    Hi nooch,
    Im afraid Im not of any help with the diving board. Maybe someone will be along who might be of some help to you.

    Pics are not only allowed and appropriate, they are appreciated and welcome very much here. Post away.
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    Re: New kid on the diving block

    Thanks for the pic advice, Dave.

    Do you think I might have more luck with responses to my question if I repost the above in another section of the forum?

    Kevin
    Pool Noob
    40000 Gal Inground
    Variable speed pump
    DE Filter
    Aqua rite salt/chlorine generator

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