Ready For Your New In-Ground Pool? 4 Alarms That Will Help Prevent Accidental Drownings

Posted on: 23 July 2017

If you're going to be installing an in-ground pool this summer, safety needs to be your primary concern. Of course, you'll be designing your pool for year-round fun, but in the end, you want to make sure that your family and friends are safe. Fences and pool covers provide safety and security for your pool. However, alarms take pool safety to another level. When choosing an alarm system for your pool, it's important that you understand the options, and how they work. The information provided here will help you choose the right alarm for your pool.

Waterproof Wrist Alarms

If you have small children, or plan on entertaining families with small children, you need to make sure that they're safe around the water. It only takes a second or two for a small child to fall in the pool. If they're unattended, or the guests have their eyes on an other area of the pool, the child may drown before they're noticed. Wearable alarms are placed around a child's wrist. If they fall into the water, a high-pitched alarm sounds, which will alert adults so they can react quickly enough to prevent a drowning. Keep one on hand for each of your children, and encourage guests to bring one for each of their small children.

Security Gate Alarms

Even if you have a fence around your pool, children can still sneak through the gates. That's why it's important that you have alarms installed on all the gates leading to the pool area. Once the gates are accessed, an alarm will sound, which will notify you that someone is approaching the pool. In addition to the gate alarms, you should also install alarms on your exterior facing doors. This will ensure that you're notified when a child heads outside near the pool.

Motion-Detector Alarms

If you don't have a security gate around your pool, you need to take additional measures to prevent accidental drownings. That's where motion-detector alarms come in handy. Motion-detector alarms consist of a device that sits on the edge of the pool,and a sensor that floats on the surface of the water. When activated, it will sound an alarm when the water is disturbed. This will allow you react quickly, should a child fall in the pool, or enter without adult supervision.

Pool Perimeter Alarms

Perimeter alarms are an excellent way to secure your pool without the use of a security fence. This type of security alarm creates an invisible laser perimeter around your pool. When someone crosses the perimeter, an alarm is sounded. One of the benefits of the pool perimeter alarm is that it can be customized to fit around any pool.

Now that you're having a pool installed in your yard, talk to your contractor about using the alarm systems described here to keep your pool secure, and your guests safe.

Contact a business like Pacific AquaScapes for more help.

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My son started begging me for a pool when he turned five. I soon broke down and started exploring the best option for an inground pool that would fit in my yard. I contacted a contractor and the professional provided me with fiberglass, cement, and vinyl options to choose from. My size and shape options were endless and I also needed to figure out if I wanted salt sanitation or a chlorine system with a filter. I also found out that I needed to meet city guidelines in regard to placement, and my home insurance would probably go up due to the installation. A fence was required as well. My head was spinning after talking to the professional. I had a lot of decisions to make and you do too if you want a pool. Start with the information on my blog to make sure these decisions are easy ones.

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