Choosing a diving board
Our pool is around 35 years old. We just had it replastered, but it has the original diving board. The board is a meter board. We have some concerns about it - There is a metal bar on top of the tail of the board with two bolts going into the base and the bar has some rust and is breaking down at least along the edges.
So far, no one we've talked to is willing to inspect or repair the board. The contractor that resurfaced the pool says that a residential board can't be higher than 18" above the water and can be at most 8' but I haven't been able to find a definitive statement supporting that. Our county's description of pool requirements doesn't say anything about diving board requirements.
Our pool is a T shape. The diving board is at one end of the top of the T. The top of the T is 40' long going from over 10' deep by the board to 5' near the other end. It meets the ANSI/NSPI-5 Pool type III envelope requirements. (It fails the type IV and V requirements because it's 16.5' wide rather than 18' at point B rather than 18' - maybe the requirements changed over time because the pool seems otherwise designed to met the envelope.)
So it seems that we need a new diving board but I don't know what to choose. Probably a jump board but there are multiple brands of jump board bases and boards to go on them. I haven't found any comparison of performance or durability. The pool guy mentioned something about Techni-Spring.
What should we consider in choosing a board? Any brands that are better?