There are a number of dog breeds that are not only great swimmers, but really enjoy the water, and you may have a very difficult time keeping them out of the pool. There are a number of reasons why you should include them in a dip from time to time. Swimming is an ideal low-impact workout, so your dog can get the exercise he needs with less danger than other activities. Additionally, they may enjoy a chance to cool off on a hot summer day as much as you do. There are, however, a few things you need to know about how having your dog in the pool can affect swimming pool services.
The recommendations for dog usage of the pool are similar to those for people – rinse off before entering to reduce dirt, body oils, and soap residue from getting in the pool and throwing off the chemical balance. In the case of dogs, it will also help reduce the amount of fur that ends up in the pool, and a good brushing beforehand isn’t a bad idea either.
Speaking of fur, you should take extra measures to remove the fur from the pool filters after your dog’s swim. Clean the strainer basket right away and skim the surface the next day to avoid added strain on your pool equipment. If you plan to have your dog in the pool frequently, hiring a professional for swimming pool services is a good idea in order to keep the pool clean and keep the chemicals in balance.
At Cayman Pool & Spa, we can take care of your swimming pool services so that your pool is safe for both two-legged and four-legged family members. We have no problem servicing pools in the Mooresville, North Carolina area that have water-loving dogs, so, by all means, let your dog enjoy himself while you laugh at their amazing acrobatics in the pool.