A wristwatch alarm is simply a safety device that your child or anyone else that might be in danger around your pool can wear. It’s one of many other precautionary measures you can take to warn you when something dangerous might be happening in or near your pool.
The wristwatch alarm is generally linked to a centrally located “base,” probably somewhere in your house where you can easily hear it. You will be alerted with an alarm when it comes into contact with water – i.e., when your child falls in and is in distress. The device is no bigger than a wristwatch and is a great preventative measure to keep your children safe around the pool. It’s not a replacement for a good eye as you should always watch your kids while they’re in the pool.
When you become a pool owner you must have your (figurative) safety goggles on at all times. It is important to think in terms of having layers of protection. Don’t assume that you can slap up a “Swim at Your Own Risk” sign and you’re done!! Some important things to consider doing are:
- Install a fence around your pool that is at least four feet high and has self-latching gates
- Consider a power safety cover that can be used any time the pool is not in use
- Be sure that you and everyone in your family know how to swim. It is also advisable that you be certified in CPR and first aid, as well as keeping rescue equipment and a phone near the pool.
- Do not allow anyone to swim alone and do not leave an open pool unattended.
- Be sure your homeowner’s insurance has coverage to protect you against lawsuits resulting from pool injuries
There cannot be too many layers of safety when it comes to your pool.