springboards Tag

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.