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Swimming Pools and Pets: Keeping it Safe and Fun for Fido

Posted on: September 20th, 2012 by Dave 1 Comment

Everyone knows that your BFF (best fluffy friend) wants to be with you at all times and join in what you are doing, and for many breeds of dogs that also means jumping in the swimming pool with you. Despite many dogs’ ability to swim and paddle around, it is still important to have some safety measures in place or equipment to help at the very least, especially when it involves getting them in and out of the swimming pool.

Here are some ideas:

  • Install safety fencing around the swimming pool if you don’t have this already. Your pets are like your kids – you love them dearly and you want to make sure they are safe by keeping them away from the swimming pool when you cannot monitor them.
  • Add a ramp, which can help pets get in and out of the swimming pool.
  • Consider using a pet safety pool immersion alarm, which will help alert you if your pet has fallen in and needs your help. These alarms often come with a wristband that can be placed on your pet to help the alarm work properly.
  • Keep all swimming pool chemicals locked up so that your pets cannot get into them. These are deadly. While your pool equipment may not be harmful to your pet, they may want to chew on the equipment, which would end up creating an unnecessary cost, so you probably will want to keep these in shed or behind a fence.
  • Have a life jacket for your pet to help them, especially when they get older and cannot swim as much as they once had.

And, to keep your swimming pool free of debris and dog hair, you might just want to buy your pet their own portable swimming pool!

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  1. Thank you for the great tips and public recognition on the safety needs for swimming pools for children and animals. We appreciate this from your friends at the International Pool Spa Patio Expo.

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