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FAQs About Dog Pools

Published On: Sunday, March 8, 2009

There are many different types of dog pools, just as there are many different types of dogs. In order to determine what you should consider when choosing a pool for your dog, here are a few answers to some frequently asked questions about dog pools. This should help you easily choose the best type of pool for your dog to enjoy for those dog-days of summer.

What is the difference between dog pools and kiddie pools?
Dog pools are made specifically with the needs of dogs and dog owners in mind. They are more durable to withstand the high activity level of dogs, as well as their sometimes sharp nails and teeth, come in various sizes to accommodate the needs of different breeds of dogs, and are made with features that enhance their usability, including sloping sides and ramps, continuous water flow, sprinklers, and more.

What are some of the most important features to consider when choosing dog pools?
Dog pools are made of various materials and in different shapes and styles. It is important to choose a pool that will be durable enough to withstand the activity of your dog, will provide enough space for them, and will best accommodate their needs (and yours). Do you want the dog to be able to freely get in and out of the pool unassisted? Be able to splash around or just lay down for a cooling soak? Be deep enough to dog paddle or hold just a few inches of water to cool off in? These are the types of questions to ask yourself before shopping for dog pools.

Are dog pools safe for my pet?
Dog pools are a wonderful way to keep your pet cool in the heat of the summer and can also provide hours of fun, but like any water-related activity, safety is an important factor in and around your dog pool. Dogs should always be supervised when near dog pools, even if there is not much water in the pool. Dog pools should be cleaned often to avoid bacteria or algae growth. Dog pools should be located in a shady spot so the water does not get too hot in the afternoon sun and so your dog doesn’t get too much sun while spending hours in the pool. And small children should not be allowed in dog pools or remain unsupervised around them.

What are the benefits of dog pools?
Dog pools can provide a cool place for your dog to relax on a warm day, or can provide hours of fun for an active dog. Dogs love to play in water and can splash, wade, and retrieve toys all day long. Larger dog pools are great for active dogs that need to burn off some extra energy. For older or smaller dogs, small dog pools can provide a relaxing outdoor activity or a wonderful canine-human bonding experience.

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