Before you open your pool for business, take a moment to think about what safeguards you have in place to keep your friends and family safe. Do you have a pool alarm?
According to the CDC, ten people die every day from unintentional drowning. Of those people, two of these are children under the age of 14. Currently, drowning is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States.
Children are the most at risk of all the demographics, with children age 1 to 4 ranking highest. Emergency departments are dispatched to deal with five submersion injuries for each child who dies from drowning.
With statistics like these, you can’t afford not to be protect your pool, and forget about the liability risks, your child could become one of those statistics if you are not very careful. That is why a pool alarm is a must have for any pool owner, and many states even have laws requiring pool owners to install an alarm.
The 10 Best Pool Alarms
But what pool alarm do you install on your pool? Today, we will take a look at ten of the best pool alarms that you can purchase and install quite easily. These alarms will add another safeguard to your pool with the hope of preventing any accidental drowning.
The Pool Protector Inground Pool Alarm is the perfect alarm for anyone wanting to keep people out of the pool when they are not around. It comes with an alarm and an indoor monitor so you can hear it go off no matter where you are. With a range of 200 feet, the monitor should give you enough distance to set it almost anywhere in your home. Designed specifically to keep children and pets away from the pool, you can rest easy knowing your pool is secure when this device is activated.
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Pool alarms on your pool are definitely a necessity, but in addition to an alarm on the water, why not add a gate alarm to stop people from entering the pool area entirely? The Poolguard GAPT-2 will easily attach to many doors and gates and will sound if the gate is opened while it’s on. It even includes an adult pass through feature that will allow you to pass through it while keeping your kids out of the pool area.
Instead of an alarm mounted to the side of your pool, add a little character to your pool with the Poolguard PGRM-SB Buoy. This device floats in your pool just like a buoy in a lake or ocean. Like other pool guard products, once installed it cannot be removed but can be put to sleep when you swim. When activated, an alarm will sound from the buoy as well as the remote station inside your home. If you want a pool alarm that is a little different from all the rest, the PGRM-SB could be a good choice for you.
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Designed for almost any type of pool, the Pool Patrol PA-30 is battery powered and built for years of use. When the alarm goes off, it will sound an alarm at both your pool and in your home using the receiver. The sensing ring is adjustable so you can customize the size of a person or object falling into your pool. If you are looking for a good all around pool alarm, the PA-30 is the way to go.
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Most of the best alarms on this list are really designed for in ground pools. However, the SmartPool PoolEye is built specifically for above ground pools. The alarm emits a loud alarm at the control panel so you can secure your above ground pool easily. Be careful on the size, however, as this device is made for above ground pools that range in size up to 24 feet or 16 feet by 32 feet oval.
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Another handy door alarm, this alarm will easily monitor any door leading to your pool or any door in your home for that matter. This particular alarm is designed for glass and sliding glass doors and features sensors on both sides making it great for monitoring the doors leading to your pool area in your home.
Once this alarm is installed, you can never take it off. The device will sound an alarm if moved from your pool meaning this handy device is pretty much tamper proof. It does feature a sleep mode, so you can put the device to sleep and remove it when you want to use your pool. It comes with a remote receiver with a range of about 200 feet so you can monitor your pool from the comfort of your home
Why just listen for an alarm when you can watch too? The Pool Watchdog will stream video to your computer or other devices 24/7 and it can even send you a text message or an email of someone approaches your pool. While not an audible alarm, the ability to get warnings from virtually anywhere is a pretty handy feature making it a great addition to any pool security system.
This pool alarm looks like it was made for an in ground pool but it is actually for an above ground pool. While this is not as powerful as most alarms, providing a siren of 85 dB at a range of about 10 feet, it does allow you to use multiple alarms with one remote so you can create an effective and loud alarm at a reasonable price.
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The perfect pool alarm if you are looking for the basics, the Blue Wave NA4212 gives you just what you need without costing you too much in the process. It is designed to detect the entry of pets, intruders, and children into your pool and will detect anything that is 18 pounds or greater. The receiver is lightweight and easy to carry with you in your home so you can always keep an ear on your pool.