Do you have summer on the brain? With warm weather on the horizon, it’s almost pool season! That means days soaking your well-sunscreened self in the sun while watching the kiddos splish and splash for hours on end.

While pool-filled days are fun for the whole fam, they also come with safety risks. Even though you might gate, fence and otherwise childproof your backyard pool, there’s still more that you can do to protect your child. Obviously adult supervision is the number one way to reduce the risks. But if you’re still looking for more, check out the genius devices that alert you to movement in the would-be-still water—pool alarms!

Lifebuoy Pool Alarm System

This pool alarm may come with a hefty price tag ($290), but it comes with plenty of perks. The alarm sounds when anyone or anything falls into the pool, using multiple sensors and a techy micro-processor to keep the kids safe. And bonus, you can control it with a smartphone app!

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Smartpool PE23 Pool Eye

The PoolEye ($120) is battery-powered, comes with a remote and has a loud siren to alert you when anyone steps, splashes or accidentally falls into the water.

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Poolguard PGRM-2

Made for in-ground pools, this alarm ($199), is built to detect the movement of a one-year-old child (or anyone/anything similarly sized). Use this model in pools up to 800 square feet.


—Erica Loop

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