It has come to our attention that a Chinese company called JaBo-HiTek
is selling a pool alarm which strongly resembles
the Poolguard PGRM-2 In ground Pool Alarm in appearance.
The product is sold under the following names: JaBo-HiTek,
China Pool Alarm, JB2005, JaBo USA, and Pool Protector.
It is commonly sold through personal protection websites
but may be sold under other means as well such as
Ebay. The product is a close replica of Poolguard
which we believe results in a violation of the trade
dress laws of the United States. In our opinion,
the workmanship of the JaBo alarm is no where near
the quality of Poolguard and, as of August 1, 2007,
we have no indication that the JaBo alarm has been
third-party verified to meet the ASTM F 2208 Safety Standard for Pool Alarms. We have already
received reports of false claims made by JaBo-HiTek
about its alarm meeting European standards. We are
currently considering taking legal action against
this company. Be aware that you should only buy our
Poolguard from our authorized vendors listed on this
website. We have seen the JaBo alarm sold under our
trademark name by unauthorized vendors and we do
not want our customers purchasing this product thinking
that it is manufactured or warranted by our company.
The Chinese are copying just about everything in
the pool industry from other types of alarms to chlorinators
to pool toys, please do your research. These copied
products are very low quality and hurt American business
and our economy.
“Beware of false claims by other pool alarm companies”
The Poolguard Safety Buoy model PGRM-SB is the only floating above ground pool alarm that meets the ASTM Safety Specification Standard F2208. There are other floating alarms in the marketplace that claim to meet ASTM Standard F2208 which is misleading and false. To be sure an alarm meets the ASTM Standard look for the NSF marking.
|“NSF Certified to ASTM F 2208”|
This means the alarm as been tested by an independent lab to the ASTM Standard.
Merle I. Stoner