Swimming Pool Safety Gate Alarms

Which type of swimming pool safety equipment is right for you?

Gate alarms can be used on any type of gate that surrounds a pool area. This means there’s no need to worry about installing a new gate to benefit from this popular pool safety barrier. Once an alarm is installed on a pool gate, it’s always on and ready to go. The battery life of a gate alarm is about one year, which is a long amount of time to support an alarm. When the battery begins to finally lose power, the alarm will audibly alert those in charge that the battery needs to soon be changed, making this pool barrier one that works around the clock.

Pool alarms should also be used in conjunction with other types of alarms, such as gate alarms, perimeter alarms, and window and door alarms. Even some pet doors come equipped with alarms, owing to the recent attention given to the 100 or so documented accidents where a child escaped to a pool through a pet door. Pool alarms are thus one protective layer of many, none of which is sufficient as a sole preventative measure against a child drowning.

Pool alarms can be used to save dogs and cats, too. Data show that one of every 1,027 pets drowns in pools each year, which is a statistically higher risk than the drowning threat for small children. The reason here is obvious: pets are more likely to be allowed to roam free and unsupervised compared to small children, especially in rural areas where nearby traffic is not a danger. Also, pool fences may thwart children, while dogs and cats can jump or climb their way to the other side. Not all dogs are good swimmers, though, and even healthy dogs that are used to swimming in ponds might not be able to lift themselves out of a pool when they tire.

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DROWNING QUICK FACTS

Stay In the Know
  • Drowning is the single leading cause of death for children ages 1-4 and the second leading cause of unintentional injury death for children up to age 14.
  • Nearly 40% of drownings treated in emergency departments require hospitalization, transfer, or further care (compared with 10%for all unintentional injuries).
  • There is an average of 4,012 unintentional drowning deaths each year.
  • Drowning is fast and silent. It can happen in as little as 20-60 seconds.
  • 88% of children drowning with at least 1 adult present and close to 70% of toddler drownings occur during a non-swim time.
  • For every fatal childhood drowning, another 7 to 8 receive emergency department care for non-fatal drowning.
  • We lose 11 school buses worth of children to fatal unintentional drowning per year, with the average school bus seating 80 students.
  • Two out of three drowning incidents that take place in the home occur in a bathtub.

*Information and statistic credit to NDPA (National Drowning Prevention Alliance)

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