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    Diving Boards

    I'm building a new pool and plan on installing a diving board. The 2 options I am looking at are the SR Smith Salt Pool Jump System - which uses a kind of leaf spring type system, and the Flight Deck II - which derives its springy-ness from the board itself flexing. Does anyone have experience with either one of these that wouldn't mind weighing in? Also, my pool dimensions will tolerate either a 6' or 8' board - any preferences? I am looking for the greatest "fun factor" rather than aesthetics. Thanks!!

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    Re: Diving Boards

    Have you checked with your home insurance first, many of them will not cover pools with diving boards. And for a second question is your pool big enough / deep / long enough to safely install a diving board, mine is a 20x40 traditional hopper end, and I feel it is about the minimal size to consider having a diving board.
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    Re: Diving Boards

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    Once you solve the insurance, and safety matters a board is fantastic fun if that's what you want. If you want spring and bounce, you need a board with springs. Those without are very stiff and lack that extra bounce you are likely looking for. We went with a spring model and couldn't be happier.
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    Re: Diving Boards

    Try Travelers Ins if you have trouble, they seem pretty open to pools. My rates didn't change and they didn't even ask about a diving board. Unlike my brother in FL who had to remove the diving board and the brackets to mount it had to be cut flush with the deck.
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    Re: Diving Boards

    Few residential pools built today meet the minimum requirements for a diving board under the ANSI standards. http://srsmith.com/media/47241/06-052ansi-standard.pdf

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    Re: Diving Boards

    I got the SR smith cantilever jump stand with the 8' board, has a lot of spring. My son can do a 1 1/2 easily and is close to doing a double, I'm lucky to get around once. When I told my insurance co about the pool and board, they weren't worried as long as the pool met the requirements as far as depth and bottom contour.
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    Re: Diving Boards

    The thread seemed to be taking a left turn from discussion of the type of diving board, to insurance companies. I have moved the insurance comments here: Insurance Diving Boards
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    Re: Diving Boards

    I did need to re powder coat the cantilever stand after only 2 years, starting to rust, so that may be a good reason to get a different type of base.
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