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Summer Pool Safety for Children

Swimming pools are great, but they can also be a hazard. Drowning deaths among children increase significantly during the summer months when children have access to opened swimming pools. Just a few minutes of unsupervised time can lead to disaster. Make sure that you have some (or preferably all) of the following safety features in place. Even if you do not have small children living in your home, you should use these safety devices to ensure the safety of neighborhood children or visitors to your home.

  • Fencing – Most states require that some form of fence enclose your pool to keep children out. Even if your state does not have this law, you should still enclose your pool to prevent unauthorized access.
  • Safety Pool Ladders – There are several kinds of pool ladders that restrict a child’s access to an above ground pool. Some have a locking gate that blocks steps when not in use. Others have a roll guard that is pulled down and works like a garage door to cover the ladder. No matter which kind of safety ladder you choose, they are an outstanding way to prevent children from entering the pool.
  • Pool Alarms – Pool safety alarms do not prevent entry into the pool. They alert you if a child DOES fall into the pool. When something weighing 10-15 pounds or more (minimum weight depends on brand), a high decibel siren is sounded, both at pool level and at a receiver inside the house. You will be alerted instantly, and those precious saved minutes could be the difference between life and death.

Keeping Your Pool Safe With a 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.

The new PoolSonix pool alarm uses seismic technology to detect unwanted or accidental intrusions into your swimming pool. If a child or pet accidentally falls into your pool the PoolSonix will detect the movement and a loud 110 decibel alarm will sound at the pools base unit and an 85 decibel alarm will sound inside the house. This will absolutely facilitate immediate response which is most crucial in preventing catastrophic pool accidents.

Try the PoolSonix solar powered pool alarm and gain the peace of mind that your loved ones are safe during your pool season!

PoolSonix Solar Powered Pool Alarm