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If You’re a Pool Owner with Kids, You Need to Read This

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Parents with pools: Listen up! (Then invite us over…)

While installing kid-proof handles and locks on doors and gates can do some good, there’s one other safety gadget to consider investing in this summer: pool alarms.

These special devices can detect when something or someone (like a toddler) hits the water. Using special underwater wave sensors, it measures if a child or pet falls or slips into the pool and sounds a loud beeping noise that can be heard for at least 100 feet.

With drowning being the second leading cause of death for kids under age 5 (after vehicular accidents) and summer backyard BBQs and pool parties in full swing, spending a little extra cash (like this one from Blue Wave for $125) to make sure your family is protected from accidents is worth more than just peace of mind.

But, don’t worry, it can be turned off right before the cannonball competition starts…

 

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