Ten people a day lose there lives to unintentional drownings in the U.S. In fact, it’s responsible for more deaths among children 1 and 4 than any other cause outside of birth defects according to the CDC. For kids up to age 14 years fatal drowning is only second to a car accident for unintentional deaths among children. Where do the majority of drowning incidences happen?
For kids under 5 years old, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says it is private pools owned by family, friends, and relatives. This is because private and family own pools do not have the safety precautions needed to prevent potential dangers, like public pools, such as warning signage, constant supervision, rules, and other protections to protect the public from serious harm and injury.
However, there are some things you can do to strengthen the safety of your private pool. You can install safety signs and features to prevent drownings. Homeowners can even insure their pool to make sure it doesn’t malfunction too. Whilst it’s not necessarily a safety feature, it could still be useful. By contacting those at First American Home Warranty, pool owners could cover their pool if it stops working and receive help and support to try and fix it. All of these things should help homeowners to make the most of their pool.
PoolGuard Safety Buoy Above Ground pool alarm model PGRM-SB
This pool safety device may look like a floating traffic cone as the only NSF certified floating pool alarm. After you add a 9 volt battery, plug in an in-house remoter receiver to sound the alarm within your home, it could save a life. Being CPR trained through First aid training in Ottawa can help you better respond to the emergency facing you when your loved one sounds this alarm. That small amount of additional time you’ll gain can be the difference between life and death. It’s in alarm ready mode until you use the included orange key fob to put it into sleep. You keep track of the key fob and not the kids. It retails for $149.95. PoolGuard makes an in-ground pool version too.
Future Drowning Detection looks promising.
An innovative approach is in the works by Coral Drowning Detection, a smart camera operating underwater from the side of a pool designed to identify a “pre-drowning event” with realtime vision analysis. The goal is to have the system recognize normal and safe swimming and water activities, and distinguish a person in distress or not moving.
When a person, especially infant or small child falls into the pool, Coral Manta sounds a wall alarm and notifications sound and instant alert on smartphones.