There has been a great deal of research done about residential swimming pools, to make them a safer place for children – and adults. There have also been devices developed that will keep your child safe when he goes in the water.
Nothing is as important as watching your child while he is swimming. And no device is foolproof. Layers of protection like sturdy fences and locking gates are vital. Supervising your children is the most integral part of pool safety. But new innovations can help to keep your children safe by alerting you that someone is in trouble.
It is recommended by pool safety experts that at least an underwater alarm be used in your backyard pool. These alarms attach to the side of your pool and detect motion underwater, rather than monitoring surface movement. If you install a surface alarm, the wind blowing and leaves landing on the water can cause false alarms.
One safety device attaches to your child’s wrist, just like a watch. Some will sound the alarm if the wristband becomes wet. Others have an alarm that goes off if the band is underwater for several seconds.
One newer type of wearable alarm is the iSwimband (headband). This device can detect it if the person wearing it is drowning. It can be used if your child is learning to swim. You’ll feel more comfortable with your young one in the water wearing a device of this sort.
If your child flails as people typically do when they are unable to stay afloat or continue swimming, the device lets you know via your smartphone. This device is compatible with iPods, iPhones and iPod Touch models. Bluetooth technology gives you efficient, fast connectivity.
The iSwimband sensor detects the unique movements of flailing or other motions that signify that your child may be in trouble. You may still want to stay around the pool when your young one is swimming, but this device will notify you even if you are not poolside. The safety headband comes in lots of colors that your child will enjoy. You’ll feel better with the added level of protection for your child.
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