The 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.
Winter isn’t the end of the world, but we sure do miss the warm sunshine of summer! If you’re anything like us, we’re betting you can’t wait to get your pool opened back up this spring. Swimming pools are such a great source of fun and swimming is a very healthy activity. Here are five nostalgic memories we can’t wait to relive!
Sunbathing. Mmmm. Just imagine floating around in a pool in the warm sunshine or lounging on the deck reading a book. So relaxing! It’s just not quite the same with the cold of winter nipping at your nose every time you leave the house.