Swimming Pool Alarm Systems – How Do They Work?

Swimming Pool alarms can alert emergencies before it’s too late!

Swimming Pool Alarm Systems - How Do They Work?

Swimming Pool Alarm Systems – How Do They Work?

Before uncovering your swimming pool, consider this for a second: Drowning is the second-leading cause of unintentional injury-related death for kids 14 and younger.
An unsupervised child can slip into a swimming pool without a sound or a splash, and in less than two minutes underwater, he/she can lose consciousness.

Swimming Pool alarms can alert parents to emergencies before it’s too late. In fact, some states even have legislation requiring them. So one way to ensure pool safety is to add a pool alarm system to your swimming pool.

Swimming Pool alarm systems alert swimming pool owners when there is an intrusion of the swimming pool water. There are different types of pool alarm systems such as: surface wave detection alarm, sub-surface detection alarm, pool immersion alarm, and door and gate alarms and they work in different ways to alert the pool owner of an unanticipated breach of the swimming pool water.

Most surface wave detection swimming pool alarms are either mounted to the swimming pool deck with a sensor that extends to the top of the water, or the unit floats on the water’s surface and the alarm is triggered by waves from a human or animal that has fallen into the swimming pool water. The most popular swimming pool alarm that even works when you have a solor vblanket on the swimming pool, is Poolguard’s PGRM-2 Alarm.

Another type of pool alarm system that is commonly used is Door and Gate alarm. Swimming Pool Door alarm made by Poolguard will sound in 7 seconds when a child opens the door, and the alarm will continue to sound until an adult comes to the door and resets the alarm. Poolguard Door Alarm is equipped with an adult pass through feature that will allow adults to go through the door without the alarm sounding.

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