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7.8.03

Diving boards headed for extinction?

There's nothing better than taking a plunge into cold waters on a hot day, but if you're looking to dive into the deep end of a pool, you may have trouble.  Rising insurance costs are forcing many people and businesses to rethink whether they want to keep their diving boards and how deep they want their pools to be.  Pool builders say it's because of drownings and diving injuries and also the threat of lawsuits.

Some insurance companies altogether are choosing not to insure pool owners who have diving boards.  Instead, many public pool owners are putting in slides and other family-oriented alternatives.

Elizabeth Willis

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