Pool Equipment

ne7424-aquaboard_waterfallledThe diving board, also known as a springboard, is a classic swimming pool fixture. Diving became an Olympic sport in 1904 and many different styles of diving have been invented over the years.  Obviously, with the advent of man-made swimming structures, diving has become easier and safer for all to enjoy, but there is no real way to determine when mankind began to find enjoyment in jumping into bodies of water. For safety, it is required that diving boards only be installed on swimming pools that are 11.5 feet deep at the point directly below the tip of the diving board. This rules out above ground swimming pools. As always, when swimming, it is of the utmost importance to use as much caution as  possible.

happyAny swimming pool would be nothing without a pool liner. The purpose of a swimming pool liner is to create a waterproof container for you to swim in. Pool liners are often made of vinyl, which can be quite durable; however, in sunny climates like California, vinyl swimming pool liners only last about 7–12 years. You can tell when your pool liner will wear out because you will see cracks that must be patched if you are delaying the inevitable pool liner replacement. This effect is from heat and abundant sunshine. To protect the swimming pool liner from sharp rocks, vegetation, and other external influences, a layer of padding is usually installed first, often made of foam. You should always be careful about the items you allow inside your pool as well, as punctures or damage to the pool liner will result in leaks.