Why do pools not have diving boards anymore?

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5 reasons why diving boards are going away

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Diving Boards Can Be A Safety Risk

Studies show doctors treat about 13,000 diving-board-related injuries each year. Diving accidents cause approximately 800 spinal cord injuries yearly… For these reasons, many homeowners opt to design their swimming pools without a diving board.

Diving boards had major spring 15 years ago. Today, it's tough to find a diving board that has very much spring at all, mainly because manufacturers are scared of lawsuits. Because these boards are so rigid, they lose their novelty rather quickly, causing pool owners to regret having installed them in the first place.

Diving boards decrease the usable area of your pool.

The usable area of your pool means the space where swimmers can safely stand with their feet touching the bottom of the pool, with their heads above water.

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