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Diving installations are located either in indoor or outdoor in aquatic facilities and are generally separated from the swimming area.
The minimum size for a diving pool is 25m wide and 20m long. The overall dimensions can be increased to suit other activities such as synchronised swimming and water polo.A competition pool is equipped with two 1m and two 3m springboards and
a diving tower with take‑off platforms at 5m, 7.5m and 10m. Platforms also exist at 1m and 3m heights as training tools. The basic measuring point used is the plummet line. This is a vertical line extending through the centre point of the front
edge of the diving springboard.The water temperature is a minimum of 26° celsius. The colour of the walls are white or pale blue. A dark blue floor, in conjunction with agitation of the water surface by water sprays, assists divers
in seeing the water surface and reduces the risk of an accident.Surface agitators are a FINA requirement to help divers in their visual perception of the water surface. Normally the agitation is made via a sprinkler directed on to the
surface of the water. A bubbler is installed on the pool floor to provide a compressed air cushion of bubbles to protect divers from injury.In the diving pool the water depth is a minimum of 1.8m at any point. In outdoor
pools, it is recommended that springboards and platforms are to face north in the northern hemisphere and south in the southern hemisphere.Diving boards, diving platforms and diving pools are designed and constructed in accordance with
the requirements of the FINA Facilities Rules 2015-2017 Part IX, available on their website. There are two types of diving boards—springboard and platform.
The springboards are at least 4.8m long and 0.5 metre wide and provided with moveable fulcrums easily adjusted by the diver. For springboard diving facilities constructed on concrete platforms, the following applies:
Each platform is rigid and horizontal. The minimum dimensions of the platform are:
FINA Facilities Rules 2015-2017 Part V Diving Rules.https://www.fina.org/rulesFINA Facilities Rules 2015-2017 Part
The information in this guide is general in nature and cannot be relied upon as professional advice concerning the design of, or marking out for, sporting facilities and playing areas. No assurance is given as to the accuracy of any information contained in this guide and readers should not rely on its accuracy. Readers should obtain their own independent and professional advice in relation to their proposed sporting activity.
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