Your lovely backyard pool will lose some of its luster when your conventional diving board gets old and rusty. That’s just one reason to have a natural stone diving board in its place.
The look of these stone diving boards will enhance the beauty of your pool, especially if you use natural rocks around the pool itself, as well. These diving boards also blend well with your surrounding plants, while giving your youngsters a new diving platform. They work particularly well in natural ponds and swimming pools.
Enhancing your Pool Area
Natural stone diving boards can take small or large lakes and give them new life as “swimming holes”. As long as the water is deep enough – nine to 10 feet or more is desirable – you can create an outdoor entertainment area.
Massive pieces of stone and rugged boulders give your back yard a feeling like that of a resort. Picture stone walkways and water features that lead to patio settings by your lake, pond or pool.
Natural Stone Adds Beauty to your Yard
Natural stone has been used for years in backyard design. Boulder walls and natural, weathered ledges make interesting, visually appealing garden elements. Your landscape design professional will look for consistent thicknesses in the materials, and add larger rock pieces if you desire.
When you use stone for your diving board, it picks up the look of rock in other areas, like garden paths and patio flooring. Boulders can be quarried locally or from your favorite areas of the country, if money isn’t an issue. Glacial boulders from Colorado, for example, are 12-18 inches in size or larger, and the colors are quite unique. They exhibit hues of black, pink, gray and red, as well as some variegated colors.
Your landscape designer will offer broad, flat rocks for your natural diving board. You can pick the colors you prefer. The large, flat stones used for diving boards are usually found in earth tone colors like black, brown, buff and red. They are three to four feet in length and about six to eight inches thick. They will be securely placed, so that they can be safely used in your pool or pond.
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