As every parent of a small child knows, we can never be too safe when it comes to the backyard pool. If that means wiring it up like Fort Knox or making it about as accessible as the Hope Diamond, so be it! If that means rigging your kids with sensors and buzzers so you know when they’ve gone in the water, yes! Bring it!
Summertime is about kicking back and relaxing after all, and if you’ve got a pool, the only way to do that is by ensuring it that it can’t be accessed by little people (or pets!) without the appropriate supervision. As an official member of the Nervous Nellie School of Parenting who lies awake at night worrying about everything, I lined up an assortment of necessary pool safety essentials to provide peace of mind. Now, time to get back to havin’ some summer fun.
Techko Safe Pool Alarm
This alarm system is designed to monitor gates, doors, windows or other entryways to a pool. An alarm instantly sounds when a door or gate is opened without pressing an adult bypass button. Try getting past this one, kid.
Safety Turtle Child Immersion Alarm Kit
This kids’ wristband alarm system is every parent’s peace-of-mind must have. If the Turtle wristband gets wet, an alarm will immediately sound. Best of all, the system is portable, so it can travel with you to friend’s homes and on vacation. It's cute so they won't complain about wearing it, but if they do just tell them it gives them superpowers. There's even a set for pets.
Pool Guard In-Ground Pool Alarm
Talk about an extra set of eyes. Pool Guard uses an electronic sensor and emits a loud, pulsing alarm whenever anyone accesses the pool.
Pool Patrol PA-30 Pool Alarm
The Pool Patrol floats on the pool surface. An alarm is triggered when a child or pet falls into the water. The sensing ring is adjustable and can be set to activate only when an object the size of a child or pet falls into your pool. So you can still do your cannonballs.
Reolink Wi-Fi Wireless Security IP Camera
A security camera is a good add on to any pool safety system. This one activates when motion is detected and immediately sends you photos and video clips of what is going on. Could come in handy later when they try to take off with the car without permission!
Sentry Safety DIY Pool Fence
A fence is truly the best bet when restricting access to a pool. This fence kit keeps your pool off limits while maintaining a low profile. It must be drilled into masonry to be effective.
Water Warden Pool Safety Net
Less cumbersome than a pool cover, this safety net will ensure your pool is inaccessible when not in use.
We can’t overlook our fur buddies. The ramp gives pets an escape route if they happen to get into the pool.
FibroPool Floating Swimming Pool Safety Rope
Lastly, this safety rope let’s bigger kids know not to cross into the deep end of the pool, at least until they're old enough to and start ignoring everything you say, right?
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