San Mateo, California, Which is spanish for “Saint Matthew”, has a population of around 100,000 people and is located in the San Francisco Bay area. This city is full of natural habitats like bay land marshes, oak woodlands, and riparian zones. The home of the famous Coyote Point Park, which is a natural rock outcropped peninsula jetting out into the San Francisco Bay. The mild mediterranean climate makes it perfect to lounge in the sun or go swimming in your backyard pool.
Having a pool is something we all love, but we have to remember safety first when we own one.
Drowning is the 2nd leading cause of accidental death, with over 300 children under the age of 15 dying each year. This is avoidable by being smart about safety and making sure we use as many safeguards as possible. There are many ways to make your pool safe. One of the best ways to ensure safety is to install a pool alarm. Although it is not foolproof, pool alarms along with supervision can reduce the risk of danger to you, your children and pets.
These alarms use motion sensors to alert you when anyone goes in the pool when they are not supposed to. There are two types to choose from:
• Surface Wave Detectors These types of pool alarms float on the waters surface above an submerged contact. When the waves in the water get high enough to make contact with the surface unit, it emits a high frequency alarm. In some models it also transmits a signal to a remote receiver. These alarms are very efficient because the sensitivity can be adjusted. They are battery operated and have a low battery alarm. They can detect anything over 15 pounds and can usually be used with the pool cover on.
• Sub Surface Disturbance Detectors This alarm requires you to attach the unit to the side of your pool below the waters surface. It has a remote siren where you can place anywhere and will sound the alarm when anything big enough falls into the pool. This type of alarm relies on wave induced pressure changes.
You can never be to safe when it comes to pools, pets and children. Even if you do not have children of your own, a neighbors child or their pets could accidentally wander into your yard and fall into your pool with deathly consequences. It is better to have safe guards, like completely enclosing your pool, locked gates with their own alarms, pool alarms and perimeter alarms.
Taking these precautions will ensure that your children and pets are safe. This will allow you to be able to enjoy your pool with peace of mind.