How to Choose the Right Pool Alarms  

by Pool Builders on 08-03-2010 in Articles

If you own a swimming pool, pool alarms are a necessity. They make sure that everyone in your home, especially your pets and your children are safe. There are numerous kinds of pool alarms available for you to choose from. The gate or door pool alarms have a magnetic sensor that is attached to the gate or door of the pool. If the gate or door is opened and the pool alarm is activated, it sends an alarm to alert you. This type of pool alarm is best suited for those who people who have a gat or a door to their pools.

There are other types of pool alarms which may be employed is the perimeter alarm. These pool alarms employ an array of sensors which are located all around the swimming pool. If a person attempts to get close to the swimming pool, the sensors activate an alarm which will alert you. These types of pool alarms have to be adjusted to your child's height, and will therefore not be activated if a shorter child just happens to be around. Obviously, if one of these types of pool alarms is adjusted at too low a height, even dogs and cats may trigger it.

Other types of pool alarms include the wrist alarm which is placed around the wrist of a child. If the child should accidentally fall in the swimming pool, it will give off an alarm and alert you. But, these types of pool alarms need to be worn by the child all through the day and is also very expensive.

Additional types of pool alarms that you may want to consider are the floating sensors. When it is placed in the swimming pool, it senses the motion of objects in the water. It may be somewhat but it is very useful..

Although there are numerous kinds of pool alarms that you can select from, there are certain factors that you should consider prior to purchasing one.

The most important factor for pool alarms is the expense. Some pool alarms can be very expensive. You should also consider the kind of swimming pool you have. For example, if you don't have a fence you don't need a fence alarm. Finally there are some pool alarms that may not be your best option. If, for example you have more than children who have different heights, the perimeter types of pool alarms won't do you any good. Therefore, it is important that you select pool alarms wisely to ensure the safety of your children.

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