Pool Safety: Do Diving Boards Make Your Pool Dangerous?
When we are swimming in the pool as a child, there are pool features that mark our childhoods. There were some pool playthings with a pool slide that we used to play, but the crown jewel of any pool for children was the diving board.
Jumping into the air and splashing into the pool produces a refreshing feeling unlike any other, but diving boards may be more trouble than they’re worth. Many pool managers across the South Ventura country are calling construction teams or lashing on their tool belts to vacate what many see are the dangers associated with diving boards.
If you still have one of these at your facility, make sure that your customers or family know the risks.
Statistic of diving related Injuries
Having a swimming pool or on your property is a big responsibility for safety. Remember, drowning can happen in less than a minute and is often completely silent. So supervision is always the key.
Drowning poses the most danger to swimmers in your pool area, but if you have a diving board installed, you may be putting swimmers or family members at risk of severe injury.
According to ABC News, 6,500 adolescents were admitted to the emergency room each year, causing traumatic diving-related injuries from 1990 to 2006, that’s a total of 111,000 visits to the Emergency Room.
If you have a residential pool on your property, you can install fencing at least 5 feet (1.5 meters) high on sides of the swimming pool, especially on the deep parts of the pool; as well as a self-latching and self-closing gate with a lock that a child can’t reach.
Is your pool able to host a diving board?
The first step in safely installing and allowing swimmers to use a diving board is to decide if your facility can even handle one. Diving boards need to be positioned on diving pools, which section their collections into varying water heights.
Divers jump into the deep end, while other swimmers can play around in the other two-thirds.
In a diving pool, this means that 4 out of 5 people will be squeezed into the shallow end while the lone divers jump over and over again.
Installing a diving board on your residential pool with no deep end is setting your swimmers up for serious injury, but forcing the majority of your swimmers into a small space doesn’t seem enjoyable either.
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