Updated March 11, 2019 by Quincy Miller

The 6 Best Pool Alarms

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This wiki has been updated 8 times since it was first published in February of 2019. If you have small children or pets in your household, having a pool in the backyard can be a life-threatening hazard. These alarms can give you some peace of mind, as they emit loud sirens when activated. However, you should never entirely trust anything but your own eyes when it comes to safety, so be sure to always watch over any little ones who could wander near the water. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best pool alarm on Amazon.

6. Poolguard PGRM-2

5. Blue Wave NA4212

4. Poolguard DAPT-2

3. Safety Turtle 2.0

2. Techko S189A Ultra Slim

1. Lifebuoy Motion System

Editor's Notes

March 08, 2019:

We loved how portable the Safety Turtle 2.0 is, as many parents are lulled into a false sense of security when visiting public pools or those in hotels. It can be packed in a carry-on bag, and the straps are stylish enough that kids can easily be coaxed into wearing them. While the Poolguard PGRM-2 is a quality device, installing it takes a fair bit of know-how, so anyone looking for a plug-and-play option is better off going with something like the Lifebuoy Motion System. The latter can be controlled by an app as well, so you don't have to worry about coming home to furious neighbors if there's a false alarm while you're out and about. Regardless of which model you choose, don't rely on it exclusively, and remember that a safety cover, a sturdy fence, and your undivided attention are far more important. Also, you may want to consider multiple alarm systems, such as one on the entry gate and another in the pool itself, as you'll never know for sure which direction a child or pet might approach from.


Quincy Miller
Last updated on March 11, 2019 by Quincy Miller

After getting his bachelor’s from the University of Texas, Quincy Miller moved out to Los Angeles, where he soon found work as a copywriter and researcher, specializing in health and wellness topics for a major online media brand. Quincy is also knowledgeable about home improvement, as he’s had extensive experience with everything from insulation to power tools to emergency room trips, sometimes in that order. Sharing a home with three dogs and a couple of cats has forced Quincy to learn as much as he can about pet supplies, animal nutrition and, most importantly, the best ways to tackle the mountains of fur that accumulate in every corner of your home.


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