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If you are considering installing pool alarm for your child protection, we strongly recommend that you also consider the Katchakid swimming pool safety covers. The priorty of pool safety is to keep children out of the water. A child already in the water activates the swimming pool alarm. It can take 3 - 5 minutes for irreversible brain damage to occur and from as little as 30 seconds for death.

A Good Katchakid Swimming Pool Safety Net provides added protection for child water safety.

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Pool Alarm Research

On average each year, 350 children under the age of five years drown in swimmin pools, with most deaths occuring in residential settings. Also each year, on average, another 2,600 children under five years of age are treated in hospital emergency rooms for near-drowning indicents in swimming pools. About 79 percent of these incidents occur at a home location. These numbers have remained relative unchanged over the past several years.

During 1999 and early 2000, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) staff conducted a review of commercially available swimming pool alarm systems designed to detect water disturbance or displacement. There are no voluntary standards that define applicable performance requirements for disturbance or displacement type products.

The CPSC staff evaluated four water disturbance alarms and a wristband. Two fo the alarm systems used surface wave detection circuitry, while the other twol detected subsurface disturbances. The fifth device was a wristband (to be worn by a child) intended to alarm when exposed to water. All of the products incorporated remote alarm receivers, some at an additional cost.

Test results showed that the subsurface pool alarms generally performed better. They were more consistent in alarming and less likely to false alarm than the surface alarms. When a test object, intended to simulate the weight of a small chil, was pushed into the pool, the subsurface sensors detected it most reliably. The subsurface alarms can also be used in conjunction with solar covers, whereas the surface alarms cannot.

One surface alarm perfomed almost as well as the subsurface alarms. The wristband alarmed when submerged in pool water or exposed to another water source, such as tap water.

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