Looking for something out of the ordinary? Diving rocks for inground pools are becoming more and more popular for the discerning pool owner. Bring nature right to the edge of your pool with a diving rock, also known as a jump rock. Not sure what we’re talking about? Just Google “diving rocks for inground pools” and Pinterest will help you visualize it with a myriad of options.
Diving rocks for inground pools are another way to create a natural, inviting pool area. And since diving rocks are low to the ground, with no springboard like a diving board, the danger of injuries is far less. But, of course, diving rocks can only be installed at the deep end of your inground pool. Anyone using the diving rock must be able to jump or dive in without hitting bottom. Children should be supervised at all times when you have a diving rock.
Diving Rocks Are Not for Everyone
Just because they’re trendy and look beautiful, diving rocks are not for everyone. Before making the decision to install a diving rock, you should ask yourself several questions, including:
- Is it something my family and I will use?
- Does my pool have a deep end?
- Does a diving rock fit my overall pool design?
- Is the type of diving rock I want in my budget?
- Am I comfortable with the safety issues that come with a diving rock?
If you answered yes to all of those questions, then you’re ready to go diving rock shopping.
Choosing Among Diving Rocks for Inground Pools
Once you’ve decided a diving rock sounds like a beautifully natural idea, you have to choose among the options. Diving rocks for inground pools can be real slabs of rock or boulders, or they can be artificial stone or cultured stone. What you choose depends on your budget and the aesthetic you are going for.
If you are building an inground pool, that’s the best time to choose a diving rock, because it is much easier to coordinate with the rest of your pool area. If you’re going for a totally natural look with rock all the way around your pool, and maybe a waterfall, a diving rock is the perfect accent to your outdoor living area. We’ve even heard of people using a large boulder dug up during excavation for their new pool as a diving rock.
If you have an existing inground pool, you’ll want to choose a diving rock that coordinates with the rest of your pool area. Your pool contractor may have suggestions for you regarding size and weight constraints as well as proper placement. They may also be able to help you find the perfect diving rock for your inground pool.
And keep in mind, installing a diving rock is not a do-it-yourself job. Much like how diving boards are regulated, your municipality may regulate diving rocks. Your pool builder will know for sure, and can ensure a safe installation.