Safety Gadgets to Help Prevent Drowning

 

Pools can be a lot of fun but they also prevent a danger. It does not take much for a person to drown especially a child. These new pool safety gadgets can help prevent drowning.

 

Layer Protection

A child or even a teen should not be allowed to swim without adult supervisor. The pool should also have a fence with a lock going around it that is at least four feet tall. The lock should be out of the reach of a child. The gate to the pool should also have an alarm. If it is touched the alarm will go off and alert the adult. When the pool is not being used it should be covered with a power safety cover. This will prevent accidental drowning.

 

Alarm System

An underwater motion swimming pool alarm can also be installed. When the alarm is set it will alert if someone goes under the water. This may save a person’s live. The alarm will detect movement under the water. Alarms that monitor the surface above the water can be set off by the wind and give false alarm. Even with an alarm system a person will still have to keep an eye on the swimmers as well as the pool. There are also some alarms that attach to the wrist and stay in place like a watch. While they are useful they are not the only thing that should be used. Some of these alarms will go off if they are wet. Others will sounds after a couple of seconds of being held underwater. The alarm make a good backup protection . When purchasing an alarm the underwater motion sensor as a secondary measure is still highly recommended by safety experts.

 

Swimming Lessons

Adults should take the time to teach their child how to swim. If they are not able to teach them they should enroll the child in swimming lessons. While this may not prevent drowning it will teach the child about water safety.

 

Wear a Life Vest

When a child is near the water and even nonswimmers they should wear a Coast Guard Approve life jacket. This will help them stay up in the water and will help prevent them from staying under the water. While supervision is still required this can help save a life.

 

Use a Lifeguard

When hosting a pool party and there are going to be a lot of people there a person should hire a lifeguard. They will be able to keep an eye on everyone including children that may wander off. In case of an emergency the lifeguard will know exactly what to do.

These are just some of the things that can be used to help make a pool safer. These safety devices will help alert a person is there is movement underwater when no one should be near the pool. While these devices will help prevent drowning a person still needs to monitor those in the pool especially small children. Pools are fun but without the proper supervision they can be dangerous.

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