When it comes to pool safety, you can never be too careful. At Life Saver Pool Fence, we obviously believe deeply in the value of pool fences. That said, no one should put all of their trust into a single safety measure. To this end, let’s discuss the importance of pool alarms.

What are Pool Alarms?

No matter the time of year, kids love to play both around and in the pool or hot tub. Believe it or not, drowning is one of the greatest dangers facing our children. It’s true, especially for very young children. According to the CDC, for kids under four years of age, drowning is actually the leading cause of death aside from certain birth conditions.

Keeping this in mind, what can be done to prevent these horrible tragedies? Well, quite a good deal, it seems. In most cases, active supervision will always be the best remedy. An attentive adult is critical in the effort to keep children safe near the water. Beyond this, pool alarms can be invaluable for parents and guardians. There different types of alarms. For instance, some can be placed on windows and doors leading to the pool area, and there are even some that can be worn on a child.

Let’s talk about a few of these today.

Immersion Alarms

First let’s start with an alarm that’s worn right on your child’s body. As many parents or guardians already realize, it simply isn’t feasible to keep a laser-focus on curious children twenty-four hours a day. For this reason, we recommend the Safety Turtle Complete Starter Set.

Safety Turtle

The Safety Turtle pool alarm is an “immersion” alarm. The meaning here is just what it sounds: this product protects your children from water accidents by sounding an alarm the instant they enter, fall, or ventures into the water. Put simply, if the device is immersed in water, the alarm will sound. This serves as a powerful warning to parents or guardians.

Of course, it is unrealistic to expect that a child will always be wearing an immersion alarm. So when are children supposed to wear them? They should certainly be worn around the pool, but can also be worn when your child is indoors and may venture off on their own. Ideally, a parent should use this device when they know they might be distracted, such as when cooking dinner or doing laundry. After all, many pool drowning incidents happen when the child is thought to have been inside the house. Immersion pool alarms aren’t a catch-all device. They should be treated as an extra precaution.

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The Importance of Pool Alarms on Doors and Windows

Aside from the immersion alarms, it’s also a good idea to secure your windows, doors and even dog doors! Any area that could provide a child with access to the pool area should be considered a potential threat. For supervising adults, there should be as much warning to potential danger as possible. Therefore, by installing some alarms on these access points, a loud sound will alert everyone nearby.

These alarms all work together with pool fences and other layers of safety to provide multiple layers of protection. A pool is a lot of fun, but it can quickly become quite dangerous if not treated with the proper respect. The importance of pool alarms cannot be overstated. Install some today to help reduce the chances of a drowning tragedy in your home.