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    Should I remove my diving board?

    This is the 21st summer with our diving board. The bolts at the back of the top side appear very rusty. They obviously need replacing. Should we go ahead & take off the board & move the base & inspect the mounts as well? Is this a DIY project, or should we call a professional? I don't want that diving board used until I am sure it is safe. If the mounts are rusted/ not safe, I think we will just remove the diving board. The concrete around the pool needs a lot of work.(probably complete tear out & re-do) I would rather wait until we do the concrete work to have the diving board mounts replaced properly, if at all. It will be a couple of years before we can do the concrete work.
    Thanks so much for everyone's help!!,
    Starla
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    Re: Should I remove my diving board?

    If there's more than just minor surface rust, you should remove the base and inspect them well. If they have lost mass you should either remove it or have it replaced.
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    Re: Should I remove my diving board?

    Home insurance demanded I remove it. Did it right after buying my house.
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    Re: Should I remove my diving board?

    From general comments here, it seems about 1/3 of home insurance companies will not cover or will charge a lot extra for diving boards, another about 1/3 will not cover pool slides.
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    Re: Should I remove my diving board?

    We will definitely check it thoroughly.
    I have State Farm Insurance & no problem with diving board.
    Thanks again every one!!
    Starla
    1993 22x42(40K gal) vinyl Grecian, inground
    Aquarite SWG, Hayward s244t sand filter & 1hp Hayward pump, polaris 380 w/booster pump and dedicated return.
    2 skimmer baskets, main drain, 3 returns along wall, 2 at steps

    Taylor K-2006

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