Removing Diving Board when Closing?

jjdurrant

LifeTime Supporter
Apr 27, 2008
575
MN
First keep in kind I live in MN. Is it really necessary to remove the diving board when closing the pool? It's a pain and I have noticed other pool owners do not.
 

X-PertPool

TFP Expert
In The Industry
Jun 12, 2009
1,385
Exeter, PA
I remove them if I can and lube the bolts with anti seize or lithium grease. The cover sounds like a good alternative
 

JohnT

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TFP Expert
Apr 4, 2007
9,471
SW Indiana
X-PertPool said:
I remove them if I can and lube the bolts with anti seize or lithium grease.
I remove mine. I have enough trouble with the stand rusting as it is. The boards are too expensive to expose them to unnecessary weathering IMO.

I cut some short CPVC sections to go over the bolts after I grease them to help avoid tripping on them.
 

WestSidePool

Well-known member
Jun 14, 2009
424
Cincinnati, OH
I take mine off. 5 minutes at most to remove and put back on when season gets close again.
It's a piece of mind for me. Now my friends father's never removes his. It's pretty nasty from years of being exposed to the elements.
 

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