Back To Homepage Swimming Pool Phones Have questions about whether or not you need an emergency help phone poolside and if so, what all that might entail? Your questions answered here. How do I know if I need an emergency phone by my pool? Many states require that you have an emergency phone in close proximity to the pool. Whether your state requires it or not, having an emergency phone by your pool can help to avoid a tragedy and can reduce your liability. Where should my phone be located? In most states the emergency phone must be no further than 200 unobstructed feet from the pool. What is the law in my state? For information about your state's pool laws, click here. Do I need a new phone line? Generally, no. Our line seizure technology allows you to use an existing phone line for the emergency phones. Do I need electricity? Our phone lines are phone line powered; however, line seizure and cellular options require a simple 110-130 VAC duplex outlet. Do you have cellular options? Yes. If you are not able to connect to a phone line, we offer cellular solutions. Why would I use a cellular emergency phone at poolside? Primarily to avoid the costs of trenching for new landline telephone service. Also, the cost of our cellular solution is less than the cost of a traditional phone line. Is my current cellular pool phone current? SELF-ASSESSMENT: CELLULAR POOL EMERGENCY PHONE CODE COMPLIANCE My Cellular Pool Emergency Phone is: Always turned on and ready for use – YES Connected to continuous electric power with battery back-up – YES Under a current cellular service agreement – YES Directly Accessible without twist handle or spring device – YES If you answered “NO” to any of the above your solution is NOT code compliant and is exposing you to unnecessary liability. KINGS lll CAN SUPPLY YOU WITH THE TRULY CODE COMPLIANT CELLULAR POOL PHONE SOLUTION Are your phones ADA compliant? Yes, all of our phones comply with ADA and all state and local codes, guaranteed. What does your TurnKey Solution agreement cover? Our TurnKey Solutions package includes equipment, installation, full maintenance/service, and 24-hour monitoring and dispatch services. An inspector told me that my phone had to be answered by 911. Is that true? Most states require that emergency phone calls be answered by a dedicated emergency call center. Kings III imaintains a dedicated emergency call center, however, a few jurisdictions require answering by 911. Why is Kings III's emergency phone superior to a pay phone? Our emergency phone eliminates the traffic, litter, graffiti, and vandalism associated with pay phones. Our phones dial directly to our Emergency Dispatch Center, discouraging misuse. Will having an emergency pool phone with professional monitoring lower my liability insurance rates? It certainly may, check with your liability insurance carrier to be sure. How can I be sure that my phone is working? Periodic manual testing, and automatic self testing are the best assurances that your phone is working.