Standard Safety Turtle alarm system consists of one Base Station (AC powered) and one wristband.
The Base Station should be placed inside the house, within 100 feet (30 meters) of the pool or body of water.
Safety Turtle is an effective "last line of defense" to protet your children from simming pool accidents. Simply place the Turtle wristband around your child's wrist. If he or she falls into the water, a loud alarm will sound at the Base Station. Place the Base Station inside the house, within 100 feet (30 meters) of the pool. Any number of Turtles can be used with one base station. (One colour per base station) - No installation in the pool is required. - Can be easily be taken to another pool, or to a boat or cottage. - Neighbors can enjoy the benefits of Safety Turtle without triggering each other's alarm by setting each base station to recognize a particular color of Turtle by inserting a matching "baby turtle" plug provided with the Turtle wristband. - Rain or spray from lawn sprinklers won't trigger the alarm. - The Turtle has a battery life of at least four years when used every day.
Warning: Please be aware that Safety Turtle is not suitable for use in seawater.
Warning: When using with salt chlorinated pools, the Base Station should be located poolside, several feet above the water. If you also require alarming in the house, you should purchase a Commercial/Extended Range system
Turtle wristbands are available in six attractive colors. Any number of Turtles of the same color can be used with one Base Station.
Some Facts and Figures on Pool Accidents:
(Source: US Consumer Products Safety Commission study, updated with more recent figures from the National SAFE KIDS Campaign.)
Each year, an estimated 375 children under 5 years old drown in residential swimming pools, usually a pool owned by their family.
In addition, more than 2,900 children in that age group (under 5 years old) are treated in hospital emergency rooms for submersion injuries.
Pool submersions involving children happen quickly. A child can drown in the time it takes to answer the phone.
Survival depends on rescuing the child quickly . . . seconds count in preventing death and brain damage.
Child drowning is a silent death. There's no splashing to alert anyone that the child is in trouble.