Pool patrol PA-30 Pool Alarm Review

Pool patrol PA-30 Pool Alarm is suitable for both in-ground and above-ground pools. It works with any swimming pool up to 20 by 40 feet no matter the shape of your pool. With this particular floating pool alarm, you can keep your kids safe because an audible alarm will alert you immediately once they enter the pool giving you enough time to react. Moreover, Pool patrol PA-30 Pool Alarm can be used with multiple alarms located in different areas of your home. In fact, it’s recommended that you buy additional alarms to enhance pool security.

How does the Pool patrol PA-30 Pool Alarm work?

Floating Pool AlarmThe Pool Patrol PA-30 floats on the water and once it detects motion on the water surface, it sets off an alarm to let you know something or someone just entered the pool. There are two main ways to install it; you can simply let it float on the water surface or tie it to one side of the pool which improves its effectiveness.

It has a built-in sensor that monitors motion (waves) in the pool. The sensor technology also allows you to adjust the sensitivity of the alarm to lower levels in order to filter false alarms due to elements such as heavy winds. You can also adjust the sensitivity to higher levels especially if there are many real incidents that cannot trigger the alarm.

When the built-in sensor detects waves in the pool, you’ll hear an alarm both in the station in the home and at the pool. You can turn off the alarms using the on/off button at the system’s remote receiver. This is particularly useful if you don’t want the alarm to be activated when you’re not at home. Pool Patrol PA-30 Pool Alarm is great even for people who have large yards because the remote alarm has an effective distance of up to 200 feet.

Features of the Pool Patrol PA-30

  • The alarm which is installed in the pool is powered by a 9-volt alkaline battery (DC)
  • The indoor receiver comes with a 120-volt wall  plug (AC)
  • It is equipped with an indicator that alerts you when the battery is low
  • Easy to install and use
  • Compatible with both in-ground and above-ground pools
  • Can be used under winter covers or solar blankets

Cons:   Pool patrol PA-30 Pool Alarm

  • can sound false alarms depending on the level of sensitivity  – and also because it mainly monitors motion on the water surface.

However, the remote alarm and remote receiver are very easy and convenient to use. This device is perfect if you have a large home or yard, or if you intend to monitor your pool from a distance.