In general, a pool alarm works best in pools 20 x 40. Larger pools may require two alarms and generally both systems can be connected to the same inhouse receiver for ease of use.
My pool is larger than 20 x 40 (800 square feet). Will a pool alarm work in my pool?
Pools larger than 800 square feet generally require two alarms for proper coverage. When using two systems, they can usually be connected to one inhouse receiver for ease of use and convenience.
All-Safe offers the best pool alarms available. We recommend and sell a wide selection of subsurface and immersion detection alarms to accommodate the needs of our customers. Some of the factors to be considered, when choosing a swimming pool alarm, include: alarm response time, convenience, aesthetics, and price.
Generally, one hole is drilled into the pool deck, as the pool alarm must be secured to the pool deck to prevent the alarm from falling into the pool. An exception is the Safety Turtle, which requires absolutely no installation at poolside. Simply plug in the base station inside the home, place a locking wristband on the child, and the alarm will sound if the child falls into any body of water, not just the swimming pool.
Yes. If there are 2 separate bodies of water, a second pool alarm is required.
Maybe. It depends on the type of pool cleaner in the pool. The suction type (Kreepy Krauly, Barracuda etc.) and pressure type (Polaris, Letro etc.) cleaners don’t normally cause false alarms. If the pool has a robot style cleaner (Aquatron, Aqua Vac, Dolphin etc.), these can produce the same sub-surface signals that an 18 pound object does when it falls into the pool. People who use robot style cleaners must put their alarm in swim mode before turning the cleaner on.
Yes. Generally pool alarms work with water edge pools. The displacement of the water, by a child, is what activates the alarm. This disruption of the water can be caused by falling into the pool from any side.
Yes. However, you need to make sure that the pool alarm is not positioned too close to any large water feature, such as a 150-200 gpm+ waterfall, as this much water entering the pool in one spot, too close to the alarm, might cause a false alarm.
Poolguard has designed an alarm specifically for use on above ground pools. This alarm is called the PoolGuard Safety Buoy Pool Alarm The other alarms can be used with an above ground pool if there is a surrounding deck on which to mount the alarm.
Generally, the remote siren can be located up to 200 feet away from the pool alarm. The exact distance will vary depending on what obstructions are between the pool alarm and the remote. The signal will travel through any barrier but loses strength through steel. It is recommended that the siren is not located in basements.
Most of the pool alarms that are sold by All-Safe® Pool Safety Products are 85-100 decibels. The sound of the siren can be compared to that of a typical car alarm, except the pool alarms are considerably louder.
No. Typically pool alarms operate on specific and unique frequencies. One alarm does not tend to interfere with another. Also, most neighbors fall outside of the 200 foot range of the remote sirens.
In the case of a neighbor having the exact same alarm located within 200 feet, the possibility of interference exists.
Several states, such as New York and California, have regulations that require pool owners to use layers of protection to secure their pool. These laws are often applicable to newly constructed pools which are required to pass building inspections and jurisdictional codes.
Pool alarms are typically an accepted layer of protection. Please consult your local regulatory agency for guidelines.
The Safety Turtle is in a separate class of swimming pool alarm known as an immersion detection alarm. Rather than monitoring the pool directly like a traditional pool alarm, this type of alarm focuses on the child by having him/her wear a wristband that will sound an alarm when the wristband is immersed in water. Simply put, there is a base station which acts as the receiver and a wristband that acts as the transmitter. Unlike traditional pool alarms, there is only 1 siren. The Safety Turtle does not have a siren at the pool. However, the advantage of this type of alarm is that it is portable and can be used while your child is at a neighboring pool or while you are vacationing near pools or lakes. There is no installation required.
What other pool safety options do I have?
All-Safe® offers numerous pool safety options, such as removable mesh pool fences and swimming pool nets. Our pool fences come in a variety of styles and colors with numerous optional features that allow you to completely customize your fence. Pool safety nets provide a secure barrier while preserving the ambiance of your back yard.