Help protect your customers with these tools
This summer, there were so many reports of deaths from electrical shock in water that the Association of Pool & Spa Professionals issued a special statement. The majority of those accidents happened around boat docks, not in swimming pools, but tragedy can occur anywhere water and electricity meet.
While you may follow all precautions to keep your customers’ pools safe from electrical hazards, not all do. When your customers take their family fishing or enjoy their grandparents’ pool in another state, they may not realize the risk.
Shock Alert is a portable, battery-operated device that, when dropped into water, alerts you to the presence of an electrical current. Drag the Shock Alert by its tether around the perimeter of the pool, boat dock or other body of water where there will be swimming. If there is a current, the device flashes red or beeps loudly. The company recommends you do it before entering any body of water, even if you’ve tested it with Shock Alert recently, as an electrical incident can happen at any time.
This drowning-detection system uses solar power and an underwater camera to alert you if someone is in danger of drowning. The technology found in self-driving cars allows Coral Manta to detect if someone is drowning when they are the only person in the pool or if there are multiple swimmers. It can be on regardless of whether the pool is in use, giving added protection. In addition to the alarm on the device itself, alarms also go off on chosen mobile devices.
There are certain pool shapes that aren’t ideal for the Coral Manta, as it needs good line of site for the camera to be effective. Lighting is also crucial for both the camera and solar power to work properly.
The Coral Manta isn’t for sale yet, but it’s available for preorder and will be ready in early summer. Anticipated retail is under $2,000.