Parents with pools: Listen up! (Then invite us over…)
While installing kid-proof handles and locks on doors and gates can do some good, there’s one other safety gadget to consider investing in this summer: pool alarms.
These special devices can detect when something or someone (like a toddler) hits the water. Using special underwater wave sensors, it measures if a child or pet falls or slips into the pool and sounds a loud beeping noise that can be heard for at least 100 feet.
With drowning being the second leading cause of death for kids under age 5 (after vehicular accidents) and summer backyard BBQs and pool parties in full swing, spending a little extra cash (like this one from Blue Wave for $125) to make sure your family is protected from accidents is worth more than just peace of mind.
But, don’t worry, it can be turned off right before the cannonball competition starts…