Pool Alarms Are Proven to Save Lives
Every day, ten people in the United States die from unintentional drowning. Pool alarms – electronic monitoring systems that automatically sound an alarm when children, pets or anyone fall into your unsupervised pool – are one of the most effective pool safety features and are proven to save lives.
There are several types of pool alarms, including the in-ground swimming pool alarm that comes with great features such as sleep mode that can be turned off when you want to enjoy your pool and reactivated when you are done; floating wave sensor pool alarms sense water displacement for anything weighing over 15 pounds; wireless voice alarms are triggered by movement to activate an in home unit that will alert you with your message; and the newest type is the pool mounted passive infrared motion detector pool alarm which detects the heat and motion of anyone who comes within a certain distance of the pool.
Pool safety is a serious matter. In fact, Florida law states that all new residential swimming pools be equipped with at least one of the following safety features:
- A safety pool cover that meets all American Society for Testing and Materials performance standards
- A fence or wall obstructing access to the pool from your home and from outside your property
- An exit alarm, which provides a continuous alarm sound when any door or window in your home which permits access to the pool area is opened or left ajar.
- Self-latching devises with a release mechanism no lower than 54 inches on doors offering direct access to the pool.
Failure to comply is a misdemeanor of the 2nd degree!