Drowning is one of the fatal dangers of owning a swimming pool. In the US, it is the leading cause of accidental death among children under 14, more than traffic accidents! Quite alarming. If you own a swimming pool and have children, then a pool alarm is a must have gadget.
A pool alarm will detect anything that drops into the pool once the water has been disturbed within seconds. This is crucial since children or pets can easily escape from the caregiver’s sight even when you think you are being extremely careful.
Furthermore, a pool alarm will also notify you of any unauthorized use of your swimming pool. So, it is not only for those with kids, but for everyone with a swimming pool.
In this article, we will review the best pool alarms for 2019 and how to choose the best alarm for your swimming pool.
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The Techko S187D Safe Pool Alarm has several functionalities. It can be set up on the door, window, gate, or on your pool’s backyard entry. Once it is installed, it produces a loud sound of 110bB if there is any trespass. One has to press the bypass button if they do not want any sound produced.
The best thing about this alarm is that it is ETL listed and UL 2017 standards approved. Therefore, it is safe and you will not have to deal with multi-functions. The unit is weather resistant making it ideal, highly durable, and long lasting. It can also be used on sliding glass doors as well as screen doors.
There are lots of positive reviews about this alarm, and it is easy to install. It can permanently be fixed with screws or one can use double stick adhesive to install it. The gadget comes with easy to understand installation instructions thus, anyone can actually install it.
The Guardline Wireless alarm is one of the most versatile alarms. It can be used in several areas of the home such as the driveway, the garage, the gate as well as the swimming pool. The gadget comes with one sensor and a receiver, but one can increase the number of sensors to 16 and an unlimited number of receivers to enhance its efficiency. There are over 30 alert chimes to choose from, so you don’t have to stick with a boring factory setting.
When triggered, the sensor produces a tiny red LED light. You can cover this up with a tape so that people do not notice they are being detected. Although a little bit expensive, this pool alarm is worth the money. It comes with a lifetime warranty, is highly flexible, and has a versatile performance.
The iSmartAlarm DWS3R is a motion sensor suitable for the door/gate. It comes with a battery life of 10 months. This model comes as a pair of two sensors. This can be useful especially when one wants to cover several places.
With a free iOS/Android application, the alarm system can be controlled remotely. One can also use the applications to set up a phone number where a phone call or emergency text can be sent when the alarm triggers.
If you are looking for a highly efficient and effective swimming pool gadget that alerts you in 7 seconds when an intruder opens the door, and will continue chiming until you come and reset it, this is your ideal pool alarm. It is the perfect gadget for sliding doors that open up to your swimming pool because it produces a loud noise. It is manufactured mainly to prevent young children from getting into the pool area without supervision.
The gadget comes with a pre-installed grown-up pass through feature that lets adults pass through the door. In addition, when the door is open, the alarm doesn’t set off. Therefore, if you have young kids, always keep the door to your swimming area locked.
The unit uses a 9V battery that one has to buy separately and lasts for about 6 months. And with a low battery indicator on the gadget, you do not have to worry about it failing you when you needed it the most.
The Blue Wave NA4212 Poolwatch Pool Alarm is battery powered and wireless. It is a popular gadget among pool owners as it comes with additional features and sensors compared to other models. It has a highly effective electronic sensor which enables it to detect any object that gets into your pool such as kids and pets.
To avoid sounding the alarm when not necessary, this unit can only detect things that are more than 18lbs (this covers most small breeds, though not all). Chances of your cat not setting the alarm on are also high. It will not detect pebbles, or leaves that get into the pool.
With a 100ft.wirelss reach, this unit is easy to install and anyone can figure it out. For the sensors to work, one will need 6 D batteries. Whether you have an inground or above ground swimming pool, this is your ideal pool alarm.
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Types of pool alarms
There are different types of pool alarms. The choice you make is dependent on what you want to prevent from getting into the swimming pool. Here are the most popular types.
Such type of alarms will attach to your swimming pool’s gate. They usually use magnetic sensors to notify you when the gate is opened.
Pool entry alarms
These types of alarms produce a sound when someone or something enters the pool. They are sub-classifies as surface sensor alarms (they float on the surface of the pool) and sub-surface sensor alarms (they are fixed on the pool’s wall).
Also known as user entry alarms, they are worn on a child’s wrist and locked. The alarm will sound when the child gets the band wet.
A pool alarm is one of those gadgets you know you must purchase. Sadly, it one of those little things people ignore. Swimming pool alarms are sometimes the difference between life and death of your children and pets. Some places have put legal measures to have each pool owner install a pool alarm. This gives pool owners a peace of mind, however, even the best pool alarms can never be a replacement to adult supervision. They must be used with caution.