TALOS Lightning Detector for Pools & Spas


Made in the USA

Enjoy your leisure time at the pool while knowing the TALOS pool lightning detector will keep you aware of approaching lightning or storms. Lightning commonly strikes water, and since water conducts electricity, a nearby lightning strike could kill or seriously injure a swimmer. Don’t be caught off guard while having fun in the pool, spa, or hot tub!

The Industry First Storm & Lightning Detector for Pools & Spas uses the same technology that expensive weather stations use.

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  • Up to 25 miles range
  • Waterproof
  • The BRIGHTEST visual alerts: 3 colors to indicate distance of approaching or departing storms
    • Green: 25 miles
    • Blue: 16 miles
    • Red:  6 miles
  • The LOUDEST audible alerts
    • 1 beep for Green: 25 miles
    • 2 beeps for Blue: 16 miles
    • 3 beeps for Red: 6 miles
  • Compact design
  • Same technology as used in weather stations
  • Long battery life (1 Year based on average usage)
  • Battery powered: requires 4 AA batteries (lithium recommended)


  • Early warning alerts
  • Provides distance estimation of storm
  • Antenna audio tuning – increases efficiency
  • Easy to mount
  • Easy to detach

What’s Included in the Box:

  • TALOS Lightning Detection Device
  • Mounting Base
  • User Guide

Where to Mount the Lightning Detector

Mount the lightning detector a minimum of 3 feet away from cell phones, wearables or other devices emitting electrical noise. The detector will go through a sequence of all colors when it detects electrical noise interference. If this happens, relocate the detector.

How it Works

When lightning is first detected (up to 25 miles), the detector will flash all 8 LEDs for 5 minutes. To save battery life, after 5 minutes of lightning detection, the detector switches to blinking every other LED for the remaining time that lightning is detected (red, blue, or green depending on distance of lightning).

Battery Instructions & Installation

It is necessary to replace batteries as soon as the lightning detector indicates the batteries are almost dead. The detector will beep and flash the LED twice indicating that batteries need to be replaced. This alert is given every 10 seconds. If you are not using the lightning detector, make sure you remove the batteries prior to storing the detector.

Lightning Detector & Safety Sign

TALOS 18x24 Inch Pool Sign with Lightning DetectorThe TALOS®  Safety Sign with attached lightning detector is a great addition to community and at home swimming pools. When mounted, swimmers can easily see lightning alerts and instantly know the distance of the lightning.

Comes in two sizes: 14″  x 14″ and 18″ x 24″.



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At TALOS, Engineering Drives Best-in-Class Quality

Our mission is to provide families with quality products that promote safety and awareness while enjoying leisure activities together. Our patent pending products feature the same technology used in expensive weather stations, but at a fraction of the price.


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