Spending time in the pool with family and friends is synonymous with relaxation, pleasure and sharing. Unfortunately, the swimming is often accompanied by the risk ofaccidents and drowning. A risk to be avoided as far as possible.

Fortunately, there are safety systems (pool enclosure, fence, cover automatic coveretc.) designed to protection of your pool. But while the purchase, installation and maintenance of a swimming pool already represent a certain financial investment, the addition of a safety device comes at a price, and can lead to additional expenses…

In the following lines, we invite you to discover how to secure a swimming pool with one of our safety devices that’s right for your budget.

Why secure your pool?

What the law says

This summer, in 2023, France unfortunately recorded 598 cases of drownings. An alarming figure, most often affecting young children.

Faced with this reality, the protection your pool seems an obvious measure. And for good reason: apart from the concern to protect loved ones, installing a safety system has become a legal requirement.

To combat the risk of drowning, a number of laws have been put in place, notably the swimming pool safety” law of 2006which requires owners of private in-ground or semi-inground pools to secure their pool. This legislation has proved its effectiveness, as since its inception, the number of drownings has fallen despite the increase in the number of private pools.

While this law does not apply to owners of above-ground poolsl, that doesn’t mean they should neglect safety. We strongly recommend that you secure your poolto prevent the risk of drowning.

There are numerous security systems available to homeowners, allowing them to choose the one that best suits their needs.

The various pool safety devices

There is a range of equipment available to ensure the
pool safety
. More or less cumbersome, more or less expensive and more or less effective devices.

The choice may therefore be more or less obvious, depending on your specific needs.

Among the various safety devices available today are the following:

– Pool pool enclosures ;

– The safety cover (with the cover pool cover or the pool cover) ;

– The fence or pool fence ;

– L’pool alarm (submerged or perimeter).

Each has its own advantages and disadvantages. Some, in addition to ensuring safety, can extend the season for swimming reducing maintenance efforts and impacting water water temperature This is the case of thepool enclosure for example. Others, on the other hand, are more discreet and do not detract from the aesthetics of your garden, as in the case of the pool cover (pool cover or bar cover).

As you can see, the choice will depend on a number of criteria, such as the size and layout of your poolthe profile of pool users (children, older children or adults) and your budget.

The pool alarm, the most economical way to secure your pool

One alarm, two possibilities

Pool alarm is undoubtedly the most economical option. In compliance with standard NF P90-307The pool alarm is particularly well-suited to smaller budgets. It includes a set of sensors that monitor the basinwhich triggers a sound as soon as an intrusion is detected.

At present, there are two types of alarm on the market: underwater alarms and underwater alarms. underwater alarms and perimeter alarms (or perimeter) alarms.

It is important to choose the right alarm for your pool and your needs:

– The submerged pool alarm uses one or more probes to detect movement in the water. The advantage of this device is that it remains invisible from the outside, and does not alter the appearance of your pool or garden. It’s also the least expensive of all approved safety devices.

– Perimeter alarmunlike theunderwater alarmcan detect movements upstream, thanks to terminals placed around the pool. This makes it a more preventive option, as it alerts you to any movement around the basinThe basin has a predefined perimeter of varying widths.

How to choose the right pool alarm?

Once you’ve pre-selected the model you want, you need to make sure it complies with current standards. In theory, non-approved alarms should not be marketed, but it’s important to check that the model you choose is indeed approved and complies with current standards.

To ensure compliance with the regulations, there are several points to bear in mind:

– The sound power of the pool alarm must be at least 100 decibels at a distance of 1 meter;

– It must mention the NF P90-307 standard ;

– It must be equipped with an automatic reactivation system;

– It must be compatible with the type of pond you own;

– We recommend you choose a reference brand, recognized for its reliability in alarm systems.

Unlike bar-type bars or other types of covers, l’pool alarm is quick and easy to set up. Protecting your basin is done in no time at all, simply by programming the the alarm according to your criteria and placing it in the water, if it is a alarm alarm.

It’s best to choose a quality, reliable and durable product that can withstand the vagaries of the weather. Nevertheless, it is important to check your device at the beginning of each season of swimmingto make sure it’s working properly. All this to avoid drowning drowning.

Beyond safety devicesit is important to remember that none of these devices exempt people present around the pool from pool from remaining vigilant. Visit surveillance is essential, especially when children are around the pool!

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