Believe it or not, many people like to have their pets in the pool with them. But before you let your own pets jump in and cool off, please make sure it’s safe.
Just like children, pets need supervision around the pool. It’s important to train them and make sure they know safety procedures before going to swim. We, at The Pool Butler, have provided a few helpful tips on pet pool safety to make sure your pets stay safe this summer.
Many people assume that their pets know how to swim. But sometimes some animals need training. If possible, teach your pets how to swim or enlist them in in a swimming program by a trainer.
If your pet can’t swim, but you know they want to enjoy the pool too, invest in a vest. The good thing is that a swimming life vest is super cute, especially on puppies.
Plus, they come in all sorts of colors and designs to make your pet in the pool look fashionable and adorable. With a life vest, you know your pet will be safe swimming around in your pool. But remember, don’t leave your pet unattended.
Some older pets may require extra supervision, especially if they have health concerns. It’s common for many older pets to have arthritis, vision loss, seizures, or other potential safety issues.
In these cases, it’s important to make sure you keep an eye on them. You may want to contact and confirm with your veterinarian if your pet is healthy enough to swim in the pool at all. It’s always better to be safe rather than sorry.
Drinking Pool Water
Sometimes pets end up drinking the pool water. Don’t worry too much. A well-maintained pool doesn’t really pose a threat to your pet if they happen to drink from it.
A chlorine pool or salt water pool should be safe if your pet does happen to take a few gulps. But don’t worry! As long as they’re drinking regular water, there should be no threat to your pet.
Fences around your pool are one of the best ways to prevent pool accidents from happening. There are going to be times where you can’t supervise your pet.
In case those moments do happen, your pet will be safe with a fence around your pool. The fence will keep your pet safe when they’re running around your backyard.
And if you’re worried about your backyard appearance, don’t worry. From chain link to picket, or even an artistic stone facade, there are many different options for fences.
Have Fun and Keep Your Pets in the Pool Safe
When it comes to pet pool safety, there are a lot of ways to keep your pets safe while also enjoying their time with you.
Enjoy a few laughs and smiles. Keep you and your pets cool during hot Atlanta weather. But most importantly, enjoy your pet’s company.