Tips on Operating, Care, Installation & Maintenance
While pool alarms may come with many more features than are presented here, the following is a list of recommended features to look for when deciding on a pool alarm for your own backyard swimming pool:
- Easy installation
- Tamper proof
- Includes a remote receiver with a range of up to 200 ft or more
- Low battery indicator on alarm and on receiver
- Recommended for the size and shape of your swimming pool
- Able to detect an object as small as a 1 year old child, approximately 18 pounds
- A loud and distinct alarm should sound within 20 seconds each time a child simulator is dropped into the pool.
Testing Your Pool Alarm
Now is the time to get your pool ready for spring and summer. Out of all the steps that are taken to open your pool for the season, one of the most important steps of all is protecting your loved ones with a working pool alarm.
Your pool will provide your family with countless hours of enjoyment. However it is also a potentially dangerous place for small children and pets. Accidental drowning is the leading cause of death in children under the age of 5 and the second leading cause of death in children under age 14.
There are several steps you can take to try to locate a leak in your pool. There are several areas where your swimming pool may leak:
- In and around the pool equipment (pump, filter, heater,etc)
- At fittings (skimmers, returns, lights, etc)
- In the shell or liner of the swimming pool
- In the pool’s underground plumbing system
Any leaks in the underground plumbing will require professional attention; however, you may be able to find obvious leaks in other parts of the pool using simple visual inspection techniques.
Check for signs of moisture or drips around the pool equipment. Also check to make sure that your multi-port valve is not positioned to allow water loss to waste.
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As the economy worries us more and more each day, consumers of certain products can actually benefit from lower prices in some cases. Companies are having to become more competitive to stay in business and that means lower prices and in some cases bottom dollar prices!
Pool chemicals are just one example of lower prices and this is exactly what pool owners need when its time to open their pools for the summer. Algaecides, chlorine, pool shock and pool water balancing chemicals are used each year as the warmer months approach.
Check out prices before buying your pool chemicals and you may be surprised at what you find.
It is amazing how technology is constantly changing our lives. We hope for the better – creating more conveniences to everyday life. From computers to cell phones, to programmable thermostats to robotic pool cleaners, people have saved precious time and money.
Most people would like have a swimming pool in their backyard , but sometimes the maintenance that goes along with one is not very appealing. In the past, cleaning our pools typically has been either a significant time commitment on our part, or, if we could afford the luxury, a service we would pay a “poolman” to provide for us. These days, a pool owner can benefit from the automation technology that is now available. Cleaning your pool… Continue reading