There are many different pool alarm systems that offer different benefit. Although protecting your kids is the first and main benefit of owning the best pool safety alarm, pool alarms also help protect your pets, neighbors’ children and intruders from accessing your pool. However, choosing the best pool alarm system that meets all our pool safety needs can prove to be a daunting task largely due to the wide range of options available in the market.
Here are the top 10 pool alarm systems for 2019
This pool alarm is designed to monitor entryways to the swimming pool area such as sliding doors, gates and windows. It emits a 110 dB siren whenever the magnetic connection is broken before pressing the bypass button. This modern alarm system features to clever sensors that allow you to shut the screen door and leave the sliding door open without disarming the alarm. Techko S187D Safe Pool Alarm is ETL listed and approved under UL 2017 standards. Moreover, the alarm is weather resistant (rain or sun), effective and safe to use. It’s also extremely easy to install because it comes with clear, easy-to-follow set of instructions and you can simply use double stick adhesive or screws to install the alarm and the sensors.
- Easy to install and use
- Great functionality
- Battery life of 2160 hours
- Weather resistant
- Extra set of sensors
- Very loud
- Highly durable
- Needs to be installed strategically at a height that children cannot reach.
Safety Turtle is designed to alert parents and care takers when a child or pet enters the swimming pool. It’s ideal for toddlers because it features an in-house receiver as well as a wristband that toddlers can wear at all times. Its plug-and-use ability makes this child immersion alarm kit very easy and convenient to use mainly because it doesn’t require any programming or setting adjustments. This pool safety alarm is great for cookouts and pool parties, where kids are allowed to play and run around but are not allowed to swim without proper supervision.
- Highly portable design
- The receiver can be linked to multiple wristbands
- Toddler-friendly design
- Some children might take off wristbands
This pool alarm system is designed to produce an audible alarm when a child enters your in-ground or above ground pool. It features a buoy unit that tracks water movement in order to detect any unauthorized swimmers. You can simply leave the gadget floating on the water or tie it at one end of the pool. It features an on/off button that allows you to turn off the alarm when you’re using your pool.
- Perfect for both above ground and in-ground pools
- Syncs with other swimming pool alarm systems
- Easy to turn on and off as needed
- Prone to false alarms
Despite being more expensive than most pool alarm models on the market, Blue wave NA4212 Poolwatch Pool Alarm System is still one of the most popular pool alarm systems. Most people prefer this model mainly because it comes with more sensors and features than other models. This alarm system can detect anything that enters your pool including children and pets thanks to its highly effective electronic sensor. However, you don’t have to worry about false alarms since this pool alarm can only detect objects that weigh more than 18 lbs.
- Nice design
- Easy to install
- Highly effective and safe to use
- Offers a 100ft. wireless reach
- NSF certified
- Very expensive
This pool alarm system is designed to alert swimming pool owners whenever there’s an accidental fall or intrusion into the pool. PoolGuard PGRM-2 In-ground Pool Alarm comes with a 3-year warranty and is highly recommended for pools of up to 800 sq. ft. It is equipped with advanced sensing tech which allows it to differentiate between real intrusions and false alarms like wind, rain, and others.
- Easy to install
- Wireless function
- Can be used even in pools that are protected by solar blankets
- Features latest tech that significantly reduces false alarms
- Works well with or without a solar cover
- Not water resistant
This alarm system is designed to sound an audible alarm within 7 seconds after someone opens the pool door. The alarm will continue until you reset it. It’s ideal for sliding doors and you can rest assured that your kids and pets are safe. PoolGuard DAPT-2 Water Hazard Pool Door Alarm comes with an adult pass-through feature that allows grownups to access the pool without setting off the alarm. It uses a 9V battery which lasts for about six months. It is also equipped with a low battery indicator that alerts you when the battery is about to die.
- Easy installation
- Low battery indicator
- Features an outdoor wireless transmitter
- The alarm is extremely loud
Besides ranking among some of the best models available, this pool alarm is also affordable. It comes with adjustable sensitivity which helps reduce the risk of false alarms. It is also easy to install and the alarm is loud enough. Moreover, it is powered by regular AA batteries which are very common and easy to replace.
- Loud enough
- Easy to set-up
- Durable and easy to use
- Doesn’t include a secondary alarm
This is a great pool system that alerts you whenever kids, pets or intruders access your pool without your knowledge. It is equipped with modern technologies such as smartphone application control, siren blare and a motion sensor designed to keep your entire family and pets safe.
- Comes with different alarm settings including swim mode, cover alert and fall alert
- Detects water movement easily so you’ll know immediately when someone or a pet falls into your pool
- The Lifebuoy App allows you to control and check the alarm system in just a few taps
- The smartphone application can be open on multiple devices
- Loud siren
- Sometimes the alarm can get too sensitive and increase the risk of false alarms
This alarm system is designed to float on the water surface and sound an audible alarm when it senses disturbances in the water. You can simply leave it to float freely in the pool or attach it to the poolside with a string to prevent it from floating out of reach. In order to turn off the alarm, you have to touch the side of the device with the included magnetic key. The alarm is incredibly loud and the receiver can be installed up to 200 ft. away from the pool. PoolGuard Safety Buoy is also easy to assemble and use, lightweight and affordable.
- Reasonably priced
- Fun cone design that screams safety
- Works on swimming pools up to 18 x 36 ft.
- Turning off the alarm takes a little finesse
Pool alarm systems come in handy when preventing kids and pets from drowning because they’ll notify parents and care takers when someone or pets get near or inside your pool to ensure that they can be rescued on time.