Once installed, the Pool Protector cannot be deactivated, so it will always be armed and ready. You can switch it to "sleep mode" for while you are swimming. It will reactive on its own when it knows there is no movement in the water. If the alarm is tampered with by someone who does not know how to switch to the sleep mode, or someone who may try to remove the unit - the alarm will sound.
Installation and operation are very easy. The sensor unit attaches to the side of the pool deck or patio (as shown in picture), the remote receiver is mounted easily inside the home, and with the press of a button, the pool alarm is activated.
Operates on two 9-volt batteries (not included). The remote receiver, which has a 200 foot range from the sensor, comes with a 12-volt power supply. There is an audible low battery indicator that will beep on the pool sensor unit, as well as the receiver unit.
Read a story, below, about someone who purchased one of these.
The pool alarm mounts right to the pool deck/patio
IMPORTANT: The Pool Protector Pool alarm is not intended to be used as a life saving device. This device is also not intended to replace any other safety consideration, adult supervision, lifeguards, fences, gates, pool covers, locks, etc., and may not detect gradual entry into the pool.
More than 900 children between 1 and 14 die each year in drowning accidents. In California, drowning is the number one cause of accidental death for children 1-4 years of age.
But, do you really need these statistics to convince you to do everything you can to prevent this from happening to your child or grandchild?
The SafeFamilyLife™ Pool Alarm (not to be confused with the brand Poolguard™) is an electronic monitoring system that automatically sounds a 100 dB alarm when children or pets fall into your unsupervised pool. It's portable, self-contained and light weight. The unit is simple to operate. Entry into the pool will be detected by the Pool Alarm's electronic sensor, triggering a loud pulsating alarm at the unit and inside your house from the remote receiver.
This is not something you need just during the summer months.
Among children ages 1 to 4 years, most drownings occur in residential swimming pools. Most young children who drowned in pools were last seen in the home, had been out of sight less than five minutes, and were in the care of one or both parents at the time. The pool does not disappear when summer is over and not all pools get covered for the winter. You can use this year round.
Installation is very easy. It sits on the pool deck as shown in picture.
After you install the SafeFamilyLife™ Pool Alarm, it can't be de-activated; it is always in the alarm ready mode until you put it in Sleep Mode.
If someone who does not know how to put the POOL PROTECTOR in sleep mode attempts to remove the alarm, it will sound a 100 dB alarm.
The SafeFamilyLife™ Pool Alarm comes with a remote receiver which can be mounted in your home up to 200 feet from the main unit. It comes with a 12 volt power supply.
The SafeFamilyLife™ Pool Alarm uses two 9-volt batteries (not included) which should last approximately one year.
There is a audible low battery indicator which will sound at the poolside alarm and the remote receiver.
Keep Your Pool Secured With A Pool Alarm
Most boys by the age of four are expert escape artists. My son is no different, and in fact could probably teach Houdini a few things. He is a very active little boy, so he loves being outside. This can sometimes be the safest place for him…away from electrical sockets and the ability to climb up on the kitchen counters!
We have an in-ground pool where we spend most of our time during the summer. Each year my son gets more and more used to the pool – he is not as afraid of the water now, and is comfortable jumping in and swimming. However, usually he will not go in the water unless he has a "floatie".
Our pool is in our backyard, enclosed by a chain link fence with two separate gate entrances . As a safety measure, we have padlocks on both gates to prevent him – or anyone – from entering the pool area. We also have a pool house that borders one end of the pool. We keep the key to the padlocks inside the pool house out of reach of the kids.
One day at the beginning of this swim season, my son and I were lounging by the pool. He was floating around the pool in his floatie and I was sitting next to the pool getting some sun and reading a book. It was a pretty hot day, so I had gotten up to go into the pool house to get him and I something to drink. The whole front of the pool house has windows wall to wall, so he was in my view while I was inside – which was literally about 30 seconds to grab drinks.
Safeguard Your Pool With A Pool Protector Alarm
As I was walking back out to the pool, I was watching him through the windows. He was standing on the side of the pool just where the deep end starts, and all of a sudden he just jumps in – with NO FLOATIE! My 10 year old daughter had just walked out to come swim with us, and she screamed "MOM" when he jumped. I came flying out of the door, ran across to the side of the pool and scooped him out. He was fully underwater, but just barely below the top of the water. His instinct was to tread, however, he is not strong enough or experienced enough to keep his head above water.
Surprisingly, he did not cry. He just said "Mom, that water is cold!" So, I grabbed a towel, wrapped him up tight and set him in a lounge chair. About five minutes later, he was sound asleep – I am pretty sure the panic and adrenaline wore him out. Since then, he has not tried that again, and is back to only going in the pool if he has his floatie.
When the realization of how this could have turned out hit me, I was mortified. What if I hadn't been right there? I had time to get my son out of the pool because I was a short distance from him this time, but the next time I may not be so close.
Shortly after this incident, I looked into purchasing a pool alarm. Even though we have locks on the gates to prevent entry without supervision…a terrible accident can happen even WITH supervision. As with all small children, you turn your head once for five seconds, and your life can change.
I found the Pool Protector Pool alarm, bought it, and as soon as it arrived, I set it up. It was simple to install and now I have peace of mind. This pool alarm has a sensor that attaches to the side of the pool which detects movement in the pool. There is a base unit that is installed inside, and sounds a loud alarm when movement in the pool is detected. It is tamper proof, so if someone tries to uninstall it or break it, the alarm will sound as well.
When you have a pool, you cannot go wrong with making sure you have all safety measures in place. There is no such thing as "too much" when it comes to protecting your children!
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