Pool Alarm Reviews
Pools are fun — just about no one would argue that. But pools can also be dangerous: The numbers indicate that drowning is the leading cause of death for kids at or below the age of 14. Largely, this is due to negligence — people should watch their kids better than they do, most of the time — but, a lot of the time, it is accidental, and even when it’s not, it’s good to have safety mechanisms in place. Most people aren’t aware of what safety options are available, most of the time, though, although most eventually learn about pool alarms.
What They Are:
Pool alarms are, more or less, exactly what they sound like — alarms that indicate when something has fallen into the pool. Now, given the frequency with which, say, sticks, pebbles, and bugs fall into the pool, you don’t want something that gets set off for literally anything that drops into the pool. Rather, you want something a little less sensitive. And luckily, most pool alarms only go off when objects of 15lbs or over fall in. This means that, if children or pets fall in, the alarm will go off, and you’ll be able to take action.
Pool Alarms: Why They’re Important
Pool alarm reviews are important because, well, pool alarms are important. You need to ensure you have the best of the best. Let’s take a look at a few well-known pool alarms and what they offer, and, crucially, how they’re reviewed.
The SmartPool PoolEye is a device that attaches to your pool and monitors it for 15lbs or above objects that fall in. This is, really, the extent of its features, and it is really more than enough. However, many reviewers bring up a number of concerns. Most commonly, we see complaints regarding difficulties getting it to fit the pool — frequently, it only works with pools that have thin edges and aren’t decked — and, when it does fit, it occasionally under performs, either by going off too frequently or going off not at all. This has earned it a little under a 4 star rating, so it is not bad, especially if you have a pool with thin edges that is above ground, but it is not stellar, so bear that in mind.
MG International Sensor Espio
The MG International Sensor Espio is a world-renowned sensor, by contrast, that rings the moment anything of a particular weight falls into the pool — and you can set this weight. It is entirely waterproof (curiously, some complain about some pool alarms not meeting this requirement), and is easy to install, with an installation procedure that allows it to deploy in just about any pool.
It’s important to have chlorine in your pool, yes, but it’s probably more important to have a good pool alarm. This will help ensure that your pool is never the site of the tragic accidents that occur so frequently in and around pools.