Research done by CDC shows that unintentional drowning is the fifth leading cause of deaths in America and that one in every five people who drown accidentally are children aged 14 and younger. If that doesn’t propel you to want to protect your children from accessing the pool unsupervised I don’t know what will. An alarm system is one of the ways, though not full proof, which will reduce the chances of your children and pets from accidents related to drowning and is a deliberate attempt at pool safety Texas North. There are pool alarms, alarms that can be worn as watches by children, and gate alarms.
These work by detecting when the water is disturbed. The most efficient ones are those that work under water compared to those that detect surface disturbances as these can be triggered by the wind or twigs falling on the water. Most of the alarms of this nature disarm when someone is swimming and after the water has sufficiently calmed after a swim will automatically rearm themselves. The alarms are designed to discourage children from tampering with them, gaining access to the pool and drowning, this may be through either a remote control, a magnetic key or a pass code to disarm or arm the system.
Wristband watch for children
These are wireless and the child wears them on their arm. It will then sound an alarm in a location different from where the child is so the child will not notice the alarm going off when your child comes into contact with water. The downside to this is that the alarm only sounds if the child is putting on the wristband and will thus not protect a child not wearing one. Experts thus recommend that this is used in combination with other alarm systems.
Door and gate alarms
These alarms arm when someone gets near the pool. This helps by fore-warning you of potential danger before it even actually takes place! These alarms are excellent in providing pool safety Texas North as they arm if the gate to the pool is opened to even an inch. The reaction time is highly admirable. Access to the pool requires pass codes to be entered, which works well to deter children and people not granted access.
Alarms for your pool come with different specifications and price ranges and features and depending on your budget and preference you have a wide range to choose from to protect your family from danger. This being said, no method is full proof and it should be accompanied by other pool safety measures to ensure effectiveness.