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Old 05-18-2017, 10:13 AM
 
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We need to have a new inground pool liner installed in the next few weeks and also the concrete decking around the pool redone. That means either leaving in or taking out the Diving board stand. It's the old style where the board sits on 2 upside down U shaped metal stands. The board itself seem to be fine- I don't see any cracks or anything- It is put away every winter so only sees about 3 months of weather but is going on 35 years old.

The house will be on the market soon so these are our options.

Get a new style board,
use the old board, (in reading up on new diving boards it seems they are not "springy" anymore and this one is )
get rid of the board and stand completely.

Any opinions?
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Old 05-18-2017, 10:17 AM
 
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NO BOARD at all..

$ave your money. Let new buyer have vision to decide while changing paint colors.
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Old 05-18-2017, 10:17 AM
 
Location: Martinsville, NJ
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We need to have a new inground pool liner installed in the next few weeks and also the concrete decking around the pool redone. That means either leaving in or taking out the Diving board stand. It's the old style where the board sits on 2 upside down U shaped metal stands. The board itself seem to be fine- I don't see any cracks or anything- It is put away every winter so only sees about 3 months of weather but is going on 35 years old.

The house will be on the market soon so these are our options.

Get a new style board,
use the old board, (in reading up on new diving boards it seems they are not "springy" anymore and this one is )
get rid of the board and stand completely.

Any opinions?
You might want to look into the difference in price for your home insurance policy if you have a diving board vs if you don't.
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Old 05-18-2017, 10:39 AM
 
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My brother and sister-in-law's insurance company refused to insure them unless they got rid of the diving board. This was years ago, so I don't know if that's changed.
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Old 05-18-2017, 12:57 PM
 
Location: Riverside Ca
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Get rid of it. If I had a pool with a diving board it would be gone
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Old 05-18-2017, 01:23 PM
 
Location: Johns Creek, GA
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Considering you've had the diving board, and it's in good condition, I see no reason to remove or replace. It's literally a non-issue as I see it.

I had a pool at previous home- did the same thing (stored off-season) lasted at least 15yrs, AND there was no insurance issues (as others have claimed).
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Old 05-19-2017, 01:35 PM
 
Location: Grosse Ile Michigan
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No board, put in a twisty water slide.
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Old 05-19-2017, 04:06 PM
 
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As an ex lifeguard, I have to ask how deep the pool is. They used to put diving boards in pools that were way too shallow. Look up what is code now and even if you are grandfathered in, I'd change (or keep) to be in code just for safety's sake.
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Old 08-13-2017, 09:15 AM
 
Location: Manhattan
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Keep the springy board until it breaks.
(I hate pools without diving boards.)
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Old 08-13-2017, 10:35 AM
 
Location: Columbia SC
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Get rid of it. If the new owner wants one, let them install it.
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