Diving boards are good for about 10 years, after that it will need restoration and will need to be protected from the elements. Diving boards are not cheap and that means that you are going to want to ensure that you are checking it and preserving it as long as possible.
Check the Diving Board’s Condition
When you have a diving board you are going to want to look at the rubber channels that allow it to bounce up and down. These also keep the parts of the board from rubbing together, you need to see that the boards do not rub together; if they are rubbing together you may be getting ready for a crack. You need to make sure that you are checking the underneath of your board to be sure that there is no cracking or rotting.
In addition to these items to check you will also want to look at the hinges on the board. If you are hearing squeaking when there is a person on it, you need to oil the hinges. You need to add some oil to them so that you can increase the timespan of all of the pieces. In addition to this, you want to make sure that you have an oil can that is on hand and you will need to oil it anytime you hear a squeak.
Another part of maintenance is cleaning your board, you will want to hose it off at least once a day. One time a month you also need to clean the board with chlorine or detergent to make sure that you are able to keep it clean as well as in great condition.
Monitor Your Diving Board Bolts
You need to make sure that you have a backup set of nuts and bolts so that you will have these on hand in the event there is a part lost. You also will want to see that none of your parts are rusted or loose. This means you will be able to keep your board safe and ensure that no one gets hurt.
You will want to make sure that all of your bolts are strong as well as that they are tight. You will need to have someone bounce on them on a regular basis as well to make sure that they continue to be in great condition. In the event that someone is not on it on a regular basis, it is all the more important to make sure that you look at it and use it regularly. You also will need to make sure that there is no rust that is showing up on the board.
Diving board replacement DIY
When you are ready to replace your diving board, you will need to follow these steps.
1. Order a new diving board.
2. Order back up parts and bolts.
3. Make sure you have all the hardware you need and secure it with a vice or a clamp before removing.
4. Remove the old board and the old bolts.
5. Apply the new board
6. Bolt it down soundly
7. Check the board for issues
8. Have someone test the board.