Diving Board Refinishing

Attention: Refinish services must be purchased and arranged through a Duraflex dealer.

Diving Board Refinishing is an excellent way to extend the surface life of a Duraflex diving board.  This process includes removing the outdated slip-resistant surface and paint. Duraflex then recoats the diving board with a new slip-resistant surface and paint.  Refinished boards receive new Rubber Channels and a new Board bolt kit. Should the anchor angle or tip-end cap need to be replaced, then there will be an additional charge for these parts.


Refinishing of diving boards only applies towards the surface; this does not enhance or alter the structure of the diving board. See notes below on inspecting diving boards for refinishing.


Refinishing services are only offered to facilities located in the US.  Therefore, if your facility is located outside the US, then you will need to replace the board with a new one. Please contact an authorized International Dealer for the country where the facility is located. See our Duraflex dealer link for new board purchases.

Please be sure to read ALL the information provided below.

If the diving board is slippery, take it out of service immediately and contact a Duraflex dealer for refinishing.   


Replace the slip-resistant surface on your diving board before a slipping accident occurs. 


Prior to contacting a Duraflex Dealer be sure to inspect your board carefully for gouges and cracks.  Duraflex will not refinish boards with any cracks, excessive corrosion, structural damage due to improper installation, or excessive material applied to the board, including (but not limited to) paint of any kind.  


Duraflex will not refinish any board with the following issues:


  • Any cracks in the ribs, surface, slots, or torsion box.
  • Excessive corrosion anywhere on the board.
  • Structural damage due to improper installations, handling or any other reason.
  • Excessive material applied to the board including paint of any kind or stickers such as non-skid / tread stickers. 
  • Duraflex will not cut two-inches off the back of boards with excessive corrosion. Cutting two inches off the board changes the length and will cause performance differences and may affect FINA tolerances.


Duraflex will not refinish boards with excessive droop. Excessive droop happens when a board takes a permanent downward bend largely due to trampolining the board. Because FINA no longer allows a minus dimension in board-to-water height, anything over one-inch droop will be considered excessive. Exceptions to refinishing boards with excessive droop may be made under the following conditions only:


  • A signed agreement is made between Duraflex, the customer and the dealer stating that the customer and the dealer realizes the potential for destroying the board in trying to fix the permanent set (droop). This agreement will request Duraflex to proceed, and release Duraflex from any liability in case of board destruction during the process. This agreement is included on the Refinish Sign-Off
  • Duraflex will not attempt to correct a board with a permanent set (droop) if there are any cracks, structural damage, or excessive corrosion.


Photos are very helpful and may be required prior to shipping to Duraflex for refinishing.  We highly recommend taking picture and submitting them to the Dealer you are working with. 


Shipping recommendations: The shipping of the diving board to Duraflex is the responsibility and liability of the facility / owner of the diving board, this includes organizing and paying for shipping.   We highly recommend purchasing freight insurance on the shipment.  With that, some facilities will build custom crates for the boards; crating is usually the best way to ship.  However, wood is expensive, an alternative to wood is thick cardboard or multiple layers of cardboard secured around the board.  Be sure to protect all surfaces of the board (Top, Bottom, Tip and End), as shipping / freight damage does happen.  Once again, shipping is the responsibility and liability of the facility / owner of the diving board. 


The refinishing process requires the board to be at our factory for approximately 6-8 weeks.

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