If you’re a proud owner of a dog who loves the water, you might’ve asked yourself: “can dogs swim in a fibreglass pool?”. The thought of your furry friend splashing around in your pool can be heart-warming, but it’s crucial to ensure that the experience is both enjoyable and safe for both your pet and your pool.
The good news is that Fibreglass Pools provide a safe environment for dogs to swim in. In fact, they might be the best choice for your four-legged friend. Here’s why:
Fibreglass pools feature a gelcoat surface that is softer than concrete. This softer surface can be more comfortable for your dog’s paws, reducing the risk of any discomfort or injury as they move around in the pool.
On the flip side, vinyl liner pools can pose a hazard to your furry friend. Their sharp claws have the potential to puncture or tear the vinyl liner, leading to costly repairs and potential safety concerns.
Before your pet can make a splash in your Fibreglass Pool, there are a few essential considerations to keep in mind:
Dog Training: Ensure your dog is comfortable and confident in the water. Not all dogs are natural swimmers, so it’s essential to acclimate them gradually to the pool environment. Supervision is key during these initial sessions.
Pool Safety: Just as you would childproof your pool area, it’s crucial to dog-proof it too. Ensure your pool is equipped with proper safety measures such as fences, gates, and pool cover to prevent unauthorised access.
Chemical Balance: Maintain the appropriate chemical balance in your pool water. Chlorine and other pool chemicals can affect your dog’s skin and eyes, so regular testing and maintenance are essential.
Rinse After Swimming: After your dog’s swim, rinse them thoroughly to remove any pool chemicals or residue from their fur. This helps prevent skin irritations and keeps your pool water clean.
Regular Cleaning: Be prepared for more frequent pool cleaning, as dogs can introduce dirt, hair, and debris into the water.
Can dogs swim in a fibreglass pool? Yes, with proper preparation and safety precautions, your dog can enjoy a refreshing swim in your Fibreglass Pool, creating cherished memories for your entire family. So, get ready to make a splash with your four-legged friend and enjoy the water together!
For information and/or assistance in making the best selection for your pool, contact your local dealer. To find your local fibreglass pool dealer, call 1300 SPLASH or go to our Contact Us Page.
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