The Duraflex Three-Meter Stand is designed for easy installation in existing pools. The installation of the Duraflex Three-Meter does not require any excavation of existing concrete, nor an expensive concrete platform. The aluminum castings are thick and heavy, providing a stable base for the diving board. The shape of the ladder is designed to put support directly under the rear mounting location of the diving board, which further enhances the stability.
The ladder has built-in handrails that provide a comfortable grip as the diver ascends the ladder. The steps are a wide, comfortable design, featuring a replaceable slip-resistant slotted tread that matches the Duraflex competition diving board. This ladder is very easy and comfortable to use.
Three-Meter Stand with Handrails
The Three-Meter Diving Stand is Duraflex Catalog #3M and is three-meters in height, +2%. The diving stand consists of heavy aluminum castings coated with epoxy paint. The roller and tracks are heat treated, hard anodized extruded aluminum. The bearings, for the roller and the tracks, are Teflon/polymer with grease path. The diving board anchor hinges are heat treated aluminum forgings with a design tensile strength of 35,000 psi and are hard anodized. Hinges are mounted on a transverse casting allowing 7 leveling positions in two-thirds inch increments. The diving board anchor bolts are custom short-neck 5/8” diameter by 3 1/2” long stainless steel carriage bolts. The diving stand handrails are 304 stainless steel tubing firmly attached to the handrail supports with stainless steel rail clamps. The stand includes top and intermediate handrails on both sides of the stand. The rails shall extend to the edge (or beyond) of the swimming pool and the rails are fitted with handrail plugs. The stand is designed for mounting with the use of eight Bronze Deck Anchors or mounting with eight Hilti stainless steel threaded inserts.
The Three-Meter Duraflex Stands are manufactured of similar & identical components as the One-Meter Stands. Many structural members are interchangeable, such as complete fulcrum units and anchor hinge assemblies. All structural members are individually coated with epoxy paint. The most important single feature of the three-meter Duraflex is the simple eight-point deck anchorage, which requires no special footings and can be installed on an existing deck, if concrete is of good quality and no less than 5” thick.
The handrails are fabricated of stainless steel tubing and are secured to the structure with quick assembly stainless steel rail clamps. All fulcrum bearings are nylon and the fulcrum box can be adjusted to account for wear. There are grease fittings mounted on the roller blocks for the roller and slide bearings. The anchor fitting assembly is adjustable vertically in seven two thirds-inch increments which makes possible the simple leveling of the board on different deck slopes.
The Three-Meter Stand is available in only one model: handrails on both sides. The main support assembly is manufactured in three different heights and the ladder assembly is manufactured in 13 different heights to accommodate deck level to water level dimensions of 0” to 13” (+ 2 3/8”).