Imperial Pools contractors offer swimming pool safety tips
It’s something you don’t want to think about but in recent years there were more than 3,000 fatal, unintentional drownings in the United States. Close to 1,000 children between the ages of one and 14-years-old die each year in drowning accidents. Those statistics are the reason the swimming pool contractors from Imperial Pools work with their customers to help assure the pool and the outdoor living space is as safe as possible for the entire family.
If you own a pool you don’t want to play the odds, in fact, municipalities across the country have strict guidelines on the types of pool safety devices that pool owners need to comply with. In addition to having a pool safety fence, you can talk with your pool contractor about the installation of pool alarms and even motion activated security cameras to truly amp up the safety measures.
Whether you have an above- or in-ground pool it needs to have a safety fence. You may also want to invest in an alarm as an additional way to prevent any tragedies from occurring. It takes fewer than two minutes for an unsupervised child can slip or fall into your pool unnoticed, lose consciousness and drown. Just as you’d never turn your back on a child in a bathtub, neither should you lose focus when your children are in the swimming pool.
Pool tragedies can be minimized and perhaps completely eliminated with the installation of a pool alarm.
What is a pool alarm?
It’s an electronic device – one that either floats in the pool or is a wired, immersible device. The alarm sounds automatically when a disturbance is detected in the water – whether from a pet or a child falling in. Many alarms sound when the surface of the water is broken.
A good alarm has a loud, pulsating sound that is heard at the unit and in the house with a remote receiver. The remote receiver typically has a range of 200 feet and usually comes with a 12-volt power supply.
A perimeter pool alarm will protect your children and pets before they even have the opportunity to fall into the pool. These alarms are placed strategically around the perimeter and can be adjusted to the height of your child and/or dog. With this alarm you may want to shut if off when you’re at the pool with the child that may set off the alarm. Remember, though to re-set the alarm once you exit the area.
Pools offer a place for your family to hang out, have fun and entertain, just make certain you always remain vigilant to keep your loved ones safe.