1. Check the Hardware
Inspect all hardware on the diving board and base for signs of wear, rust or damage. Tighten all bolts.
2. Check the Board Surface
Tread is an important safety component of diving boards. To make sure the tread is intact, run your hand across the top surface of the board. If you feel any smooth areas, the board should be replaced because smooth areas can become a slipping hazard when the board is wet. Your local pool professional can help determine the right replacement diving board. Note that replacement boards can fit on your existing stand from the same manufacturer.
3. Check the Underside of the Board
Older diving boards might look great on the surface, but underneath you may find cracks in the acrylic shell which could indicate that the inner core of the board is damaged. If you notice any damage or cracks on the underside of the board, do not use the diving board. Fortunately, replacement diving boards can be purchased from pool professionals and retailers.
4. Check the PaintChips on paint can lead to rust in pool environments. Contact a pool professional or retailer to purchase touch-up paint kits specially designed for pool products.
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