How Much Does a Diving Board Cost?

Last Updated on May 19, 2024
Written by CPA Alec Pow | Content Reviewed by Certified CFA CFA Alexander Popinker

A diving board is an exciting addition that can enhance any swimming pool experience. With the thrill of launching yourself into the water from above, diving boards encourage fun and activity for all ages.

When considering installing a diving board, an important factor is determining the overall cost. In this guide, we’ll break down the price range you can expect for residential and commercial diving boards, including material and installation costs.

How Much Does a Diving Board Cost?

The average price for a basic residential diving board plus professional installation is $1,200 to $1,800.

For mid-range fiberglass boards with standard installation, expect costs between $2,500 and $3,500.

Top-end custom residential diving boards with extras and installation can cost $5,000 to $8,000 or more.

On the commercial side, a standard 16-foot board with pro installation averages $4,000 to $6,000. Fiberglass models average $7,000 to $10,000 installed. High-end platforms with stands and installation reach $20,000 or more.

Keep in mind that prices vary based on your region and project specifics. Get quotes from qualified local pool contractors to dial in accurate pricing.

The cost of a diving board can vary based on factors such as brand, size, and material

Pool Supplies Superstore offers the following products: Fibre-Dive Replacement Diving Board, 8 ft, Blue at $758.99, Diving Board, 8 ft, Tan at $669.99, Deck II Dive Stand No Jig, 8 ft at $499.99, plus several other options ranging in price.

At Recreonics you can choose between a 14 foot Duraflex Recreational Diving Board at $5,215.45, a 16 foot Duraflex Recreational Diving Board at $5,512.00, a 16 foot Maxiflex B Aluminum Competition Diving Board at $6,175.64, or other related products and prices.

Lincoln Aquatics has listed on its website the following:

  • 34-005 – Durafirm 3M diving stand at $25,280.05
  • 14′ Duraflex diving board at $5,735.59
  • 16′ Maxiflex Model B diving board at $6,092.49, and many other products.

Price Range by Diving Board Type

Here is a breakdown of approximate cost ranges for different types of diving boards:

  • Basic Residential Steel Board – $500 to $1,000
  • Mid-Range Residential Fiberglass Board – $1,500 to $2,500
  • High-End Custom Residential Board – $3,000 to $8,000
  • Standard Commercial 16-Foot Board – $2,500 to $5,000
  • Commercial Fiberglass Board – $4,000 to $8,000
  • Professional Platform and Stand – $15,000 to $25,000

Installation and maintenance fees add $500 to $2,000 or more to these base costs.

Overview of Diving Boards

Diving boards, also known as springboards, allow swimmers to jump or dive into a pool from an elevated, cantilevered platform. They are typically mounted at the water’s edge and project out over the pool. Diving boards come in a range of sizes, materials, and designs to fit different pool types and meet various safety standards.

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For backyard swimming pools, dive boards provide exciting recreation. They encourage family fun and add interest to the pool area. In public or community pools, diving boards accommodate swim teams, lessons, contests, and free diving. Ensuring proper installation and maintenance is key for providing durable and safe pool equipment.

Types of Residential vs. Commercial Diving Boards

There are distinct differences between residential and commercial diving boards when it comes to size, weight limits, and pricing.

Residential Diving Boards

Residential diving boards are designed for backyard swimming pools. They come in lengths from 10 to 16 feet long. Weight limits max out around 250 to 300 pounds. Common materials are aluminum, steel, or fiberglass. Extras like slip-resistant surfaces and adjustable fulcrums allow customization.

Prices for residential springboards start around $500 for budget models from basic brands. Mid-range fiberglass boards cost $800 to $1,500. High-end custom boards with extras can cost $3,000 or more.

Commercial Diving Boards

Commercial diving boards are bigger and sturdier for public pools, clubs, schools, and competitive diving. Lengths range from 16 feet up to 21 feet. Weight limits go up to 400 pounds. Professional diving platforms can support over 1,000 pounds for high dives up to 33 feet high.

Standard commercial boards start around $1,500. Fiberglass models are $2,000 to $4,000. Top-end commercial boards with stands cost $15,000 or more. Professional installation and related pool modifications also add costs.

Factors Influencing Diving Board Costs

Many factors affect the costs of purchasing and installing a diving board, including:

  • Size – Longer boards cost more. Installation also increases for larger boards.
  • Materials – Fiberglass boards cost more than aluminum or steel. But they resist weathering.
  • Brand – Top brands like Duraflex offer premium materials and technology at higher prices.
  • Design Features – Adjustable fulcrums, non-slip surfaces, and other extras add cost.
  • Installation Complexity – Fitting and mounting the board to meet safety standards raises pricing. Compatibility with the pool profile and space for run-off are considerations. Having professionals install your diving board costs $400 – $800 on average.
  • Accessories – Guardrails, ladders, anchors, and platforms to extend over the deck area cost extra.

Your pool design also impacts cost. For example, an in-ground pool requires more extensive installation and footings versus an above-ground pool. Overall, you can expect to spend anywhere from $800 – $4,000+ for a new residential diving board.

Consulting with qualified pool contractors during selection and installation is key to ensure proper setup, function, and safety standards compliance.

Choosing the Right Diving Board

People on a Diving BoardSelecting the ideal diving board involves factoring in:

  • Pool design – Ensure proper mounting area and sufficient depth/run-off space.
  • Deck space – Allow for ladder access and walk-off area. May require deck expansion.
  • User needs – Choose size, weight limit, and fulcrum adjustability to fit divers.
  • Performance – Consider weather resistance and long-term durability.
  • Safety – Meet all installation codes and certifications for residential or public use.
  • Budget – Balance quality with affordable pricing fitting your budget.

Consulting a certified pool contractor for recommendations tailored to your pool is essential. Prioritize proper sizing, safe installation, and durable materials that provide long-lasting performance.

Diving Board Installation and Maintenance

Proper installation is critical for safety and function when adding a diving board. Here are important considerations:

  • Hire qualified pool contractors to handle installing and integrating the diving board according to codes.
  • Installation may require pool renovation if inadequate depth or deck space.
  • Allow 1-3 weeks for completion, at costs ranging $500 to $2,000 or more.
  • Annual maintenance like re-anchoring, resurfacing, and re-staining ensures safety and longevity.
  • Check that all bolts and connections are secure. Refasten any loose components.
  • Refinish walk pads and board tread as needed to prevent slips.

Routine inspection and care preserve your investment and keeps the diving area hazard-free.

Final Words

Installing a diving board brings excitement to any residential or commercial pool. Prices range widely based on size, features, and installation. But plan for costs starting around $1,500 for basic residential boards up to $20,000 or more for high-end commercial platforms.

Partnership with qualified diving board suppliers and pool contractors ensures proper selection, safe installation, and long-term enjoyment.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long should a diving board last?

With proper installation and routine maintenance, a quality residential diving board should last 15-20 years or longer. Commercial diving boards average 10-15 years of lifespan with heavy use.

How much can a diving board hold?

Weight limits depend on the board size and construction. Residential boards hold 200-300 lbs. typically. Commercial boards hold 300-400 lbs. or more. Specialty platforms hold over 1,000 lbs.

How high do diving boards go?

Residential diving boards are usually no higher than 21 inches above the water. Public and competitive boards can be 16 feet above the water or more. Professional diving platforms reach heights over 30 feet.

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