Pool Patrol PA-30 Pool Alarm Review

Pool-Patrol-PA-30-Pool-AlarmThe in-ground and above-ground pool alarm Pool Patrol PA-30 is suitable for both above-ground and in-ground pools. No matter what shape of your pool is, it can work with any pool up to 20×40 feet. With this device, you can keep your children out of your pool. Once your child enters the pool, you will receive an alarm which gives you enough time to react. Plus, it is also compatible with multiple alarms, so it is highly recommended to buy a second pool alarm to offer more security.

This Pool Patrol PA-30 Pool Alarm is a buoy pool alarm which floats on the water surface. Once there is any water motion on the surface, it will set off alarms to make you know there may be some intruders. There are 2 ways to install it. You can just let it float on the surface or just make it tied to one side of your pool, which can improve the quality of the alerts. Its built-in sensor is able to monitor any motion of the pool. Once it detects any wave and this means something or someone has entered your pool, an alarm will be set off to make you know something is happening. The sensor technology also has its drawbacks. False alarms are more likely to be set off than other types of alarms. This is because it doesn’t detect water displacement or motion but just water waves on the surface. It may set off false alarms due to waves disturbs by heavy winds. Well, it allows you to adjust its sensitivity to lower levels, which can filter these false alarms. Of course, you can adjust to higher levels if you find there are so many real events which cannot trigger alarms.

When the sensor detects waves it is able to detect, you can hear the alarm both at the pool and in the home. You also can turn off the alarm on its remote receiver which has an on/off button. This feature is very useful if you plan to leave home and don’t want any alarm to sound when you are not at home. And if you just want to enter the pool yourself, you can turn it off to avoid any unnecessary alarm. Even if you have a large yard, it can work, because the effective distance of the remote alarm is up to 200 feet.

This in-ground and above-ground best pool alarm is powered by a 9v alkaline battery and the indoor receiver is powered by a 120v wall plug. If you need to set some functions, you can use the control functions indoors, avoiding draining its battery outside. An indicator will also tell you when you need to change its battery before the battery drains.

Features Overall:

  • Compatible with both above-ground and in-ground pools
  • Easy to install and Easy to use
  • Powered by a 9v alkaline battery
  • Designed to last for many years
  • All hardware for installation is included


Every coin has two sides. Even if it may sound false alarms, it is able to provide adequate protection for both above-ground and in-ground pools. As one of the best-selling models, it is highly recommended to have. Plus, its remote receiver and remote alarm are very convenient to use. If you have a large yard or a large home or you are far away from your pool, this device is definitely one of your best choices.

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