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11 Best Diving Boards Reviews [Updated in 2020]

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Are you crazy to play with a diving board in the swimming pool?  Many people love pool swimming, but you will find that it isn’t fun without diving. Also, diving from the pool level doesn’t provide a good position and also is it associated with sliding risks. That is why it is very essential to have a diving board. But, what is the best diving board to buy for your swimming pool?

Best-Diving-Boards-Review-–-Buyer’s-Guide

The market today has so many available options, and that might make it hard for you to select the best. Choosing the best and proper diving board is about having the right information about the available board’s quality, design, functionality, and price.

In my personal opinion, a cute swimming pool cannot be mature without an adorable pool diving board. So how you will decide which board can be perfect your swim pool?

It’s really difficult to select because of many reasons. Before buying this one, you must think about your swimming pool size, surround, environment and etc. Let’s figure it out.

Top 11 Best Diving Boards in 2020

This review provides critical information about the best diving board based on quality, manufacturer credibility, features and functionality to make it easy for you to select the best.

Which I thought is when I decided to write a review article on them! Well, Look at this table and compare the features which one goes for you.

Item NameBrandSizesPrice
S.R. Smith 66-209-268S2S.R. Smith3Check Price
R Smith 66-209-578S2BS.R. Smith2Check Price
S.R. Smith 66-209-596S24S.R. Smith6Check Price
S.R Smith CantileverS.R. Smith2Check Price
S.R.Smith Salt Pool 6 FeetS.R. Smith2Check Price
S.R.-Smith Frontier II Jump 6S.R. Smith2Check Price
S.R. Smith 66-209-598S10TS.R. Smith3Check Price
S.R. Smith Replacement Diving BoardS.R. Smith6Check Price
S.R. Smith 66-209-206S3-1S.R. Smith6Check Price
Inter-Fab DB8WW BoardInter-Fab2Check Price
S.R Smith Flyte-Deck II 8 feetS.R. Smith6Check Price

1. S.R. Smith 66-209-268S2-1 Fibre Diving Board

R Smith 66-209-268S2-1 Fibre is yet another dive replacement and well-performing product of the S.R Smith Company. It is also a suitable replacement of that old and slippery diving board on your pools and gives your pool a new matching trend. But what makes it the best?S.R.-Smith-66-209-268S2-1-Fibre-Diving-Board-Review

It has been created using two coated wood runner which are reinforced using fiberglass at the core. That is to ensure it is strong enough and also durable. Also on durability, the S.R. Smith 66-209-268S2-1 board is made of stainless steel which is not only a reliable but also, rustproof.

The diving board outer surface features a vacuum-formed acrylic cover which is made of fiberglass and resin roving. The whole board length had a resin bonded and sanded non-slip surface for good feet grip when diving.

When replacing your board, it is recommended that you use the same brand since the mounting stand might be different. That is the reason, S.R Smith has made this board compatible with almost all of their diving board mounting stands.

The board also fulfills all the necessary APSP standards. These are mounting hardware and safe diving video. The video is meant to guide you on the best pool diving techniques to avoid injuries and perhaps death. The S.R. Smith 66-209-268S2-1 board comes with two predrilled holes for easy mounting. The board is available in three different sizes. Its 8-feet long providing sufficient legroom for a running dive which is a good match for a newbie and an expert diver. The corrosion-resistant stainless steel mounting hardware is provided.

If you’re a bit worried about how much weight you can impose on the board, you need not worry since its weight capacity is 250 pounds which quite enough. It offers a 12 inches center which is sufficient for safety and sun. Available in six different colors; Gray granite, Pewter Gray, Taupe, Marine Blue, Pebble, Radiant white. When you buy the board, it comes covered by a 3-year limited warranty.

Pros:

  • Comes with two coated wood runner
  • Reinforced with fiberglass
  • Comes with a vacuum-formed acrylic surface
  • Dimensions: 94.5 inches x 17.2 inches x 2 inches
  • Board Weight: 54.4 pounds.
  • Fulfills all the APSP standards
  • Comes pre-drilled with two holes
  • Comes with a safety video
  • Stainless steel hardware provided
  • Very light
  • 8-Feet long

Cons:

  • Not much bounce

2. R Smith 66-209-578S2B Truetread Diving Board

S.R Smith is a company that has been known to produce the best diving boards ever. And with this 66-209-578S2B Truetread board, they have for sure proved they are one of the best in this industry. They have reinvented the board with its unique sporty look design to make your swimming more fun. It is made to make the diving sessions more fun, especially for the kids.R-Smith-66-209-578S2B-Truetread-Diving-Board-Review

The board goes easy on your feet. It is made using long-lasting, marine-grade composite with a diamond shape to provide exceptional feet launching grips and at the same time keeping the diver’s feet happy.

A good diving board needs to have a good launching area, and that is why S.R Smith has made this board to be 8 ft. long. The board area is good enough for an adult or a kid diver. Also, it is good for an expert or a newbie diver. The boards are UV resistant. When the board is mounted on an outdoor swimming pool, it is exposed to direct UV rays.

This board is meant to last for long, so, it has made to withstand the harmful UV rays. It is compatible with many of the S.R Smith diving board stands available today. Now pool diving has been added more fun with the S.R.Smith 66-209-578S2B Truetread 8ft upgrade board. The board is available in three different colors – Blue, Red, and Gray.

Pros:

  • Durable marine-grade composite
  • Diamond-shaped for a firm grip
  • A unique texture that softens the impact on feet
  • Diamond-shaped composite for a great launching
  • Withstands exposure to UV rays and salt
  • Dimensions: 72 inches x 19 inches x 3 inches
  • Available in three colors; red-blue, and gray
  • Dimensions: 72 inches x 19 inches x 3 inches
  • Easy installation
  • 8 feet long
  • Weight: 70 pounds

Cons:

  • A bit heavy
  • Slightly expensive

3. S.R. Smith 66-209-596S24 Frontier III Diving Board

S.R. Smith 66-209-596S24 Frontier III is a yet another replacement board which features a durable acrylic outer body, sanded tread, a non-slip, and two holes pre-drilled for ease in installation. It features durable hand-laid resin and fiberglass roving over its laminated wood runner which acts as the board’s skeletal frame which ensures that the Frontier III board provide years of safety and fun on residential swimming pools.S.R.-Smith-66-209-596S24-Frontier-III-Diving-Board-Review

The Frontier III diving board is accompanied by a simple instructional diving video to uphold safety when free-diving in your pool. The diving board in slip-resistant to ensure that you get all the fun you need when run diving.

The Frontier III board is for moderate and heavy-duty use on residential pools. For maximum safety, the board comes with an anti-slip tread and is available in lengths of 6 feet, 8 feet, and 10 feet. Stainless steel mounting hardware is resistant to corrosion. The board’s weight capacity is 250 lbs. It offers a 12-inch center sufficient for safety and sun. When replacing your card, it is recommended to replace it with the same brand.

If you have an existing S.R. Smith board that needs replacing with this U-Frame, 606 Cantilever, Flyte-Deck II, and 656 Supreme S.R Smith stand the 66-209-596S24 Frontier III the ideal solution to your fix thanks to the two pre-drilled holes which will allow for easy installation. This Frontier III diving board accompanies all the bell and whistles that are accustomed to concerning safety, style, and durability.

Pros:

  • Made by well-established brand: S.R Smith
  • Corrosion-resistant stainless steel hardware
  • Durable hand-laid resin and fiberglass
  • The durable acrylic outer body
  • Laminated wood runner
  • Surefoot non-slip tread for safety
  • Two predrilled holes for easy installation
  • Fits most S.R. Smith stands
  • 250lbs weight capacity

Cons:

  • Much stiffer than advertised

4. S.R Smith Cantilever Jump Stand with 8-feet Diving Board

Nothing can be more refreshing than to dive into a pool of cold water. With the help of this fantastic diving board, you will be able to dive perfectly into the swimming pool. Besides being highly sturdy and durable, it comes with many more specifications and features. Whenever you are buying a diving board, you must ensure that it is slip-resistant in order to have a safe diving experience. Cantilever Diving Board comes with a 100% slip-resistant Sandtread which a new TrueTread surface is providing a perfect grip.S.R-Smith-Cantilever-Jump-Stand-with-8-feet-Diving-Board-review

Since the diving board is always exposed to the harsh poolside environment, it is essential to ensure that the diving board can cope with it. The 316 stainless steel hardware used in the dividing board is best for poolside use. It is entirely resistant to any corrosion. Besides that, the powder-coated material can help it to perform well even in the harsh pool environments.

This is one of the most premium quality jump board which is made up of heavy-duty metal to provide you with utmost sturdiness and durability. You can find this in two sizes so that you can choose the right size according to the size of the pool. Even you do not have to worry about the scratches as it is entirely scratch resistant. It is built in the right way to last for several years.

Being a perfect jump board with all the safety features, it is ideal for children too. Most of the parents want to buy something which is not only sturdy but also slips resistant to keep their children safe. You can install this on one side of the pool and let your children enjoy and have fun in the pool.

Pros:

  • Completely slip resistant
  • Made up of hard and premium quality material
  • Hardware is 100% corrosion resistant
  • Powder coating helps in a pool environment

Cons:

  • Slightly narrower than normal

5. S.R.Smith Salt Pool 6 Feet Jump System

Are you looking for the best diving board for your saltwater swimming pool, then this is the best. Made up of tough and sturdy materials, it offers excellent resistance against corrosion. Designed with the innovative retrofit application, this is undoubtedly one of the best ways to uplift your diving experience. This corrosion-resistant jump board can be highly beneficial for you.S.R.Smith-Salt-Pool-6-Feet-Jump-System-Review

This diving board features a versatile slip-resistant tread surface which is made up of high-grade material. IT is to increase the maximum safety of the diving board. Hence, when your children are having fun near the pool and diving into it, you will be at complete peace of mind that they are safe. The board is 6 feet in length which are enough for a child to run and jump into the pool. Even there is another option available for 8 feet which is great for bigger ponds.

This board is also thoroughly salt friendly, and it will not cause any side effects. Hence, if you have a saltwater pool at your home and looking for the best diving board, then this is the one for you. It is also great for adults as it can hold a total weight of 250 lbs. The hardware is made out of stainless steel, offers better resistance against the salty and humid conditions.

Besides being highly durable and functional, it is also quite aesthetically appealing in nature. Hence, installing this at your backyard can enhance the overall look and appeal. Even the added accessory of your pool will add fun as well as an aesthetical factor to your pool.

Pros:

  • 6 feet length is perfect for diving
  • Available in different colors to match your needs
  • Hardware parts are corrosion resistant
  • The slip-resistant diving board offers the best safety
  • Composite springs are ideal for the harsh pool environment

Cons:

  • Not compatible with other parts or bases

6. S.R.-Smith Frontier II Jump 6-Foot Diving BoardS.R.-Smith-Frontier-II-Jump-6-Foot-Diving-Board-Review

The Frontier II diving board by S.R Smith is one of the best for the introductory level jumpers. If you are looking for something which is pocket-friendly as well as complete value for money, then this is the one for you. The white stand along with the diving board is best for beginners as well as children.

It is made out of durable steel with powder coating with increased corrosion resistance. Hence, it is also ideal for the saltwater pools and harsh, humid environment. Being coated with the anti-slip sanded tread, safety is always intact. When your children are at play in the swimming pool and diving into it, you can be at peace and continue with your works.

This diving board is impressive when it comes to safety as well as it is excellent for children. It has the maximum capacity of 250 lbs. and is available in 2 different sizes. The high-grade premium quality slip-resistant sand ensures that the person is safe and doesn’t slip while diving.

Also, this diving board comes in various color options. It is entirely resistant to scratches and fading. So, you do not have to worry about fading and corrosion because of the hot sun and humidity all around. The acrylic outer surface is perfect for diving boards. It can provide excellent resistance where a person will not slip away even in wet conditions.

The installation cannot be done by you if you are not a professional at this. You need to contact a professional to get it installed. Every essential part of the installation process is supplied with the kit.

Pros:

  • Made up of high-grade slip-resistant material
  • Premium quality steel resists corrosion perfectly
  • Can carry a load up to 250 pound
  • Comes with 6 feet length
  • Available in various colors
  • The powder-coated steel base is perfect for a humid climate

Cons:

  • The spring is not as good as you may expect

7. S.R. Smith 66-209-598S10T Diving Board

When you’re on the lookout for a diving board in different colors, you can choose this one. It is available in 6 different colors. Also, it is available in 3 sizes which is a definite advantage. It will lead to fit into any S.R. Smith stands and most of the other stands as well.S.R.-Smith-66-209-598S10T-Diving-Board-Review

It means you will not have to change a lot of fixtures when you opt for this diving board. The non-slip design ensures that you are entirely safe when you’re walking on the diving board. The diving board and its fixtures are often exposed to moist conditions.

That is why the hardware which is included along with the board is made from stainless steel. It means that the equipment will not corrode easily. As a result, the diving board and the fixtures will last for a more extended period without any problem at all.

The diving board is so sturdy that you can jump in any pose from it like the jackknife, karate kid, Cannonball, freestyle. With easy installation, you can install it yourself within 30 minutes. It makes it a value for money deal as you will not have to spend separately to fit the diving board.

The support which is provided by the company is top-notch which ensures that you can get your queries and questions answered quite quickly online. All in all, it is a high diving board which is easy to install and highly durable.

Pros:

  • It comes in 3 different sizes
  • It comes in 6 different colors
  • It is compatible with most of the stands
  • It includes the hardware which is needed for installation
  • It is easy to install
  • The support of the company is up to the mark

Cons:

  • The packaging can be improved.

8. S.R. Smith Replacement Diving Board

When you’re looking for a diving board, it is important to look into the length of the diving board. The one which we are looking about now comes in 3 different sizes. You can choose between 6 feet, 8 feet as well as 10 feet. Moreover, when you look at the color options, there are 6 different color options to choose from.S.R.-Smith-Replacement-Diving-Board-Review

This ensures that there is plenty of choices when you’re looking to choose such a diving board. On the other hand, while you look at the material from which it is made, you will realize that it is made from fiber and comes along with stainless steel hardware.

It can resist corrosion due to the same reason. As a result, it can last for a more extended period without any problems at all. The advantage of fiber construction is that it can handle not only moisture but also the various elements of weather without fading.

It suffers from minimal wear and tear which ensures that it can last for an extended period without any problem. Moreover, when you try to install this diving board, you will realize that all the hardware which is needed comes along with it.

It ensures that you do not have to worry about buying the hardware separately, it is a definite advantage. Additionally, it features the non-slip design which provides that you are able to walk on the diving board quite easily until you decide to jump.

It means that there will be no accidents and you are completely safe when you use this diving board. All the features which combined make it one of the best diving boards which you can buy.

Pros:

  • It is made from fiber
  • The hardware fixtures are made from stainless steel
  • It is rust-resistant
  • It is corrosion resistant
  • It comes in 3 different sizes
  • The hardware needed to install it is included
  • It comes in 6 different colors
  • It has a non-slip design

Cons:

  • The board is hollow on the underside

9. S.R. Smith 66-209-206S3-1 Replacement Diving Board

The next diving board on our list is again the one which comes in 3 different sizes. You can still choose between 6 feet or 8 feet or 10 feet. Moreover, it is available in 2 different colors as well which ensures that you are able to pick the best diving board which suits your needs the most.S.R.-Smith-66-209-206S3-1-Replacement-Diving-Board-Review

When you look at the construction, you will realize that it consists of a laminated core. With the help of acrylic skin, you can be sure that the laminated core is protected as well. Also, the texture is such that marring is avoided to a more significant extent.

When you look at the fixtures of this board, you will realize that it can be easily fitted on the 606 cantilever stand and 656 supreme stands. Thus, you will not get to worry about buying a separate position when you use this diving board.

On the other hand, while you look at the hardware, you will realize that stainless steel hardware is included along with the board. The main advantage of stainless steel hardware is that not only it is highly durable, but it is not susceptible to corrosion.

Thus, you can be sure that as long as you install the board correctly, you will not have to worry about reinstalling it or changing the fixtures after a couple of years. It is the reason why stainless steel hardware is an advantage.

If you’re looking for the complete kit along with the best diving board, you can consider this option. With different size and color options available, you will have no complaints at all.

Pros:

  • It consists of a laminated core
  • It comes along with stainless steel hardware
  • It is highly durable
  • It is available in 3 different sizes
  • It is available in 2 different colors
  • It is not susceptible to corrosion

Cons:

  • The corners of the board are not that sturdy.

10. Inter-Fab DB8WW Board

The next diving board on our list comes in 2 different sizes. When you look at the color options, there are 4 different color options available. This provides you with plenty of choices when you’re looking to choose this diving board.Inter-Fab-DB8WW-Board-Review

When you look at the construction quality, you will realize that it consists of a laminated wooden core. Fiberglass is also used in the construction of this diving board. Additionally, the outer coating is made from resin cover. The resin cover protects the core of the board from the elements of weather.

This ensures that not only it is protected from rain but also the UV rays as well. With the help of an acrylic outer coating, you can be sure that the design is entirely nonslip. It means that there will be no accidents or slipups when you use this diving board. The design of the board is such that it does not have any sharp corners as well.

Thus, it has a non-slip design, and at the same point in time, it has smooth edges which help you in using the diving board without any incidents. Also, it consists of 2 holes to install it quite easily. Also, the stainless steel fixtures are included along with it which ensures that you can install it quite easily.

When you look at the weight limit, it can carry up to 250 lbs. quite easily. Thus, you can use it for residential swimming pools without any problems at all. When you buy this diving board, you will get proper and complete instructions along with it.

It will help you in assembling it quite quickly as well. It also means that you do not have to worry about hiring anyone else to assemble it. The packaging of this diving board is also pretty sturdy which ensures that during transportation, there will be no more harm at all. As long as you have a proper standard stand around your swimming pool, you will be able to install it quickly without any problem at all.

Thus, when you’re looking for an easy to use a diving board, you should consider this option. It is merely one of the best diving boards which you can buy considering the easy installation.

Pros:

  • It is easy to install
  • It is protected from UV rays as well as other elements of weather
  • It is perfect for residential pools
  • It can carry up to 250 lbs
  • It comes in 2 different sizes in 4 different color options

Cons:

  • It is not that suitable for commercial swimming pools

11. S.R Smith Flyte-Deck II 8 feet Diving Board

Diving boards by S.R Smith are quite famous for its fantastic durability and great safety. So, undoubtedly, this can be an excellent choice for you. It comes with a combination of both the board and stand. It is available with a slip-resistant Santread surface for the utmost safety of your children. You can be at complete peace of mind that they are safe at the pool.S.R-Smith-Flyte-Deck-II-8-feet-Diving-Board-Review

Besides safety, it is highly durable and can last for many years. It is because of its muscular 316 stainless steel hardware build which is 100% corrosion resistant. The sleek appearance of the diving board can help you in enhancing the beauty and aesthetic factor of your pool area to a great extent.

Pros:

  • It is corrosion resistant
  • Having to a slip-resistant Sandtread surface, it provides slip resistance
  • It is also scratch-resistant to keep it new always
  • With sleek and trendy appearance it can enhance the aesthetic factor
    It is built up of strong and sturdy material
  • It can provide you with real value for money

Cons:

  • It doesn’t bounce while diving

Best Diving Board: Buying Details

As many have realized, choosing the right diving board is easier said than done. There are lots of features, details, and benefits that you need to consider before making your purchase decision. The guide below will give you some top things that you should think of to make sure you buy the best diving board for your swimming pool.

Pool Size

When making your buying choice you need to keep in mind that the higher the board is, the more depth you’re going to require while diving. You have to get this right, or else you will end up in a hospital with your first diving. If you have a pool with good depth, it’ would be good if you pick a rigid model.

Material

The kind of materials used to make the diving board determine how long it will last. That’s why you need to be keen on material selection. The board material should also withstand constant flexing. Mostly, the elements that are used to make the best flexing diving board are fiberglass and wood.

When it comes to the diving board base, the material needs to be super strong to be able to hold the board as you dive and also be able to support your weight comfortably. I recommend you go with stainless steel as the material is super durable, rust-proof and lasts for long.

Non-Slip Surface

One thing that can kill the fun of diving is slipping which also can lead to severe injuries. That’s why lots of the best diving board are coated with materials like acrylic with a non-slip rough finish for a more considerable amount of traction.

Weight Limit

How heavy are you? What is, is the capacity of the diving board you’re about to buy? Will it support your weight? You should answer these questions before you make your decision.

If you exceed the weight limit, the board can bend or at the worst, and you can start to imagine what would happen next. Most diving boards come with a limit of 250 pounds which is great for some people.

Board Type

Diving boards are of three types, the diving platforms, jump boards, and diving boards. The platforms are known to be robust platforms which are placed higher up but not recommended for residential pools.

The jump boards bring a significant amount of fun, as you jump from very high in the air, and the same as the diving platforms, they are not recommended for private pool unless you have a bigger and deep pool. The diving boards, on the other hand, are a little stiff but they also give you lots of fun, and they are ideal for most of the pools.

Size of the Board

Many of the residential diving boards come in length of either six or eight feet. A longboard will have more potential energy and thus ideal for deeper pools. If your pool is deep enough go with the 8-foot board and if your pool isn’t that deep you better use the six-foot board.

Flexibility

A more flexible diving board isn’t the best for everyone. The more flexible board will send you far into the air, and the harder it will become to gain balance especially for beginners. Consider a more flexible diving board only if you have a deep pool and confidence, an experienced swimmer, else, go for a less flexible model.

Best Diving Board (FAQs)

How much space do I need for my diving board installation?

You do not need a lot of space as a significant part of the board will be going to be hanging on the pool. All you need is the space to mount the board base and some allowance for people to climb.

Globo Swim Overview:

Diving is one way of having fun while you’re around your pool, and you can enhance your enjoyment by getting the best diving board. And since I believe you have read the article, I’m hoping that it is a success for you in finding the best model.

I think you’ve located that one model that will allow you, your family and friend to enjoy the fun of pool board diving. Right? So, head out to the market, buy the diving board of your choice and start enjoying.

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Sharif Miah

I am Sharif, 22, a student, currently doing the BBA program as well as an online Blogger. I am an adorable fan of swimming and also love any water sports -surfing, scuba diving, kite surfing & paddle boarding. I love to share my experiences with people. I hope you are enjoying my information and lessons!

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