For kids, spending your days swimming in a pool sounds like an excellent way to spend your summer. However, the number of kids who drown in a pool or sustain lifelong injuries from almost drowning is staggering. According to the CDC, for children between the ages of one and 14, drowning is the second leading cause of unintentional injury death after motor vehicle crashes.
To keep your kids safe around pools, experts say there should always be close adult supervision, kids at every age should have swimming instruction and water safety skills, and pools should have safety systems, alarms, and gates in place. Here are alarms and gates that will keep kids, adults, and pets safer around your pool.
Pool Patrol PA-30 Pool Alarm
This alarm system is easy to install and has adjustable sensitivity features to reduce false alarms. It works in any type, shape, or size pool or spa, and works in above and inground pools. It also has an in house remote receiver and multiple alarms can be used in larger pools.
This alarm is considered completely tamper-proof, and users say it is very simple to use. Installed at the edge of your pool, the PoolGuard detects anything entering your water that’s over 18 pounds. The alarm will sound both at the swimming pool and in your home, so you’ll always hear the notification. This alarm is recommended for larger inground pools.
This DIY fencing kit adds an extra layer of protection around your pool. Each section of this fencing features a 12-foot long section of mesh fence with a 4-foot height–which is recommended by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Kits can be attached for different sized pools and patios.
This device takes a different approach to protecting your kids. First, they will need to wear the Safety Turtle receiver, and if they enter the water, you’ll hear a loud alarm. The receiver is fun and kids will love the cute turtle–but they have to have the receiver on for it to work.
Using motion detector sensors, the alarm will trigger when a child or pet falls into the water. It can easily detect motion in the pool and the system comes with a smart Bluetooth app which is used to setup and control the pool alarm from your phone.
Add an extra level of protection to your pool fence or gate with this alarm system. It can be added to existing systems to alert you if anyone is entering the area around your pool. This system can also be attached to doors or windows on your home that are located close to a pool.
This pool alarm is designed to have a loud alarm when a door or gate near your pool is opened. This unit comes with two pairs of magnetic sensors and a remote bypass button. If your pool area has two gates or doors, you can attach the same alarm on each entrance.
This alarm can be attached to any fence, gate, window, or door and will immediately notify you if there is movement or a door or gate has been left open. There is also a low battery notification so you’ll know when it’s time to switch out the batteries.
These outdoor cameras will detect any motion or movement in and around your pool and quickly give you access on your phone. Each camera is waterproof so the elements won’t stop the cameras from working.