Hello to all,
New member here! My wife and I have designed our pool and we are set to lay it out in the backyard on Wednesday. From the very beginning I have been dead set on having a deep pool with a diving board. Fast forward, we have designed the pool and planned on having the diving board recessed into the raised deck. The back area of the pool (Where the diving board is set to go) is raised up 12". We are going for a natural look, and plan to have a waterfall, planters around the pool with more rocks. There are big oak trees around the property and we want a very natural look.
Just days ago my pool builder contacted me after everything was finalized and mentioned we shouldn't do the recessed diving board? He recommend the jumping rock. First saying it would look better with the design we have. Then said if/when it breaks we would have to have the travertine pavers pulled out around the diving board to have it replaced. Also stated that the 6' diving boards do not have springs anymore and they are very stiff. He was really was pushing hard for me to go with the jumping rock. Also mentioned insurance would go up. I did call my homeowners (Amica Insurance) and they said whether I have a diving board or not, it will not effect the premiums.
Any other thoughts/opinions would be appreciated. I have attached the design of our pool. We plan to have travertine pavers for our pool decking. Still undecided whether we will do the sand method or concrete method for the travertine pavers. (This is a fully new construction)
I'm still leaning towards going with the diving board and having it recessed. Keeping my fingers crossed it doesn't break - for many years atleast. When it does, just pull up a few travertine pavers and possibly concrete and replace the diving board. If I went with a jumping rock, we would want it recessed and to have about 3-4 of them stacked on top of each other where it looks more natural and not just (1) BIG rock. I posted a photo of one I do like.
Any info is greatly appreciated. Anybody have a diving rock or recessed diving board?
(The (2) computer generated photos are photos of our pool design. The actual photo of a recessed diving board is one we like.)
Oh, and this is my 1st time ever owning a pool. Good friend of mine had one growing up.. We really enjoyed it over the years.
Thanks in advance!