Pool owners always worry how they can keep their children safe in and around their swimming pool, but what about their pets? Is it safe for a pet to be in the yard with a pool? The answer to this is “Yes.” However, there are two things to keep in mind when you have a pet: Safety and Cleanliness.
Before your dog leaps into the pool, it’s important that the owner teach him or her how to get in or out of the pool. In general, larger dogs usually do not have too much trouble, but for the smaller dogs, it is important that they have a way to get out. In addition, it is always a good idea for your pets to be supervised when they are in the yard or near the pool so you can help them if necessary.
Even a clean looking dog is fairly filthy. A dog will add dirt, bugs, dead skin, and even shedding fur. Some studies have even claimed that one dog has as much dirt as seven humans. Because of the added dirt, the homeowner will need to remember to clean out and maintain their pumps, filters, and skimmer baskets frequently in order to keep them in good working order. In addition, the homeowner will need to keep a close eye on chlorine levels as it will burn more chemicals with a pet.
It’s always a good idea to hose down the dog after they’ve had a swim, for their skin and eyes can also be badly affected by contaminants in the pool water. If the dog is a shedder, it’s imperative that the owner keep its coat trimmed and in good condition if it’s going to be in the pool. Even a heavy duty filtration system might have trouble with the hair that some dogs shed.
A pool is safe for your pets, but homeowners will just need to keep safety and cleanliness in mind when their pets are in the yard. To learn more, contact Infinite Pools online or call 951-354-9888. We have the experience and knowledge to help you create and build the pool and yard of your dreams. Infinite Pools practices a hands-on approach to every job and is fully involved at all stages of your project to ensure it is completed to our exceptionally high standards.