Pool Alarms

cmcnitt

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Any recommendations for a pool alarm? Consumer Reports recommends the Poolguard PGRM-2. Just curious if anyone has tried it or has any other suggestions. Also, any good recommendations for backyard fencing to block off the pool from our 1 year old who just started walking would also be appreciated.
Thanks.
 

Hotrod30

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If it is IG pool, the fence must be to code; 4 foot with lockable gates.

If the house will be the fence on one side, any door should have an alarm.

Think SAFE
 

Sabot

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I tried the pool gaurd but returned it when the in house part of the alarm didn't work. Be advised that you need to drill into your coping. I made a mounting block out of wood which allowed me not to drill into my deck. (Which I refused to do) I purchased a Pool Patrol which floats. It's far from perfect but does work. We use it during the day only since it can have false alarms. I have come to the conclusion that there is no real good alarms, the best being adult supervison which is priceless. The alarm for us is just a last line of defense.
 

cmcnitt

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Thanks for information. Any recommendations for places to buy fence that might be more affordable but also up to code. I plan on doing the installation myself.
 

cmcnitt

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Sorry, it is an in-ground pool, rectangle. Not sure on the square feet but it is a pretty good size, big enough to swim laps.
 

Hotrod30

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There must be codes where you live; fence, gates, etc. If the house is going to be one side of the fence and there is a door leading out to the pool; you're going to have to do something with the door; some type of lock and alarm.

The fence gates will have to be locked at all times. There are all types of locks for any type of gate you can think of.

The way you are putting it, it sounds like you don't have a fence around the pool now.
 

el_steak

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I have the Poolguard alarm and I unfortunately had to take it out of the pool yesterday because of the false alarms.

Although your wife might find it hilarious, running outside in your briefs at 3:00am isn't all that fun. I'm sure my neighbours enjoyed the show.

The false alarms we got were due to windy conditions (the pump wasn't running at the time). I also just installed some solar panels and I'm concerned that the waves caused by the air bubbling out of the panels will cause the alarm to go off.