There are no confirmed statistics on how many animals drown in swimming pools each year, but estimates place that number at nearly 5,000. That’s why pet parents with pools need to take a few extra precautions to keep their furriest family members safe.
No matter how avid a swimmer or how safe you think your dog is around the pool, accidents can happen. Taking the correct precautions will minimize these risks and ensure a safe and fun environment for the entire family, both two- and four-legged!
In many regions, pool fencing is legally required if you have a child under the age of five years old in the home. Even if it’s not legally required, it’s a good idea if you have dogs or wildlife regularly visiting your backyard. Keep pool access locked down by installing a secure fence around it.
Pool Safety Covers
If your pet routinely has access to the pool or can easily jump or climb over a pool fence, choosing the right pool cover could be a lifesaver. Standard pool covers that simply float on the pool’s surface are incredibly dangerous for pets as they give a false sense of security. Pets believe they can walk across the surface and can quickly sink and become tangled in the cover, unable to get out….