Swimming has always been fun and children have always nagged their parents for pools — we bet you remember asking and asking your parents for a swimming pool, right? Now, if you’re a parent or a grandparent we know you want to go how to go high-tech with pool safety because you understand how important that is.
The swimming pool contractors from A Clear Choice Pool and Spa Service in Menifee, California explain that no matter whether you have an in-ground or an above ground swimming pool there are a myriad of ways to enhance the security of the pool when you’re in it and when you’re not in it.
Incidents of drowning in backyard swimming pools are staggering and you don’t want your family to become a statistic. In most areas of the country, you can’t even install a swimming pool without having a regulation sized and styled pool safety fence. Even with fencing, you may have a child or teenager who is motivated enough to find a way to scale the fence and get into the pool.
How to go high-tech with pool safety
When your swimming pool is being constructed your pool contractor will talk with you about the minimal safety requirements of the area in which you live. You will also want to talk with him or her about what pool safety measures you can take to enhance the minimum requirements.
Here are a few ways to go high-tech
- Infrared devices. You could have a pool safety device that has infrared devices that, if the beam is broken, the alarm will sound. The infrared lines are visible to the naked eye in some of the devices, in others you can’t see the infrared lines.
- Motion detectors. You can have floating motion sensors. These will sound an alarm if the surface of the pool water is disturbed — like if someone jumps in. You can also have motion sensors that will turn on an alarm or send a notification to a computer or phone app when the surface of the water is broken. With this type alarm you need to ensure they aren’t set too sensitive or the alarm will go off if a leaf falls in the pool!
- Wearable devices. There are bracelets and other wearables that will sound an alarm if they get wet. If you have children running around the yard, and you’re not in full view of the pool these may be ideal. If, however, your child might take the wearable off, it won’t provide enough safety protection. Wearable devices are ideal for your pets if you want to be alerted if they happen to jump into the pool.
- Motion-activated cameras are an up and coming safety device. This safety equipment will sweep over and monitor the pool for any activity. If motion is detected it will sound an alarm and send a notification to a computer, phone app or even your television.
The type of security you have for your pool and the layers you have will help your pool become the safest room in the house. Give us a call if you want to know whether your pool could be safer.