Swimming Pool Blog

- Pet Safety
  • Pet Pool Safety
    Mark Garcia
    September is the time of year, this weekend in fact, where many public pools open up the pool to our 4 legged friends, with Doggy Swim Day. Lots of fun to watch, and even better if you've brought along a dog and a camera. Not all dogs know how to swim, and not all dogs want to swim. Take their lead...

    Sunday, September 08, 2013 7:40 AM
  • Pool Safety For Pets
    Reports of children drowning in backyard pools seem to dominate the news during the summer. What you may not hear about as often are the thousands of stories of dogs that drown in swimming pools. You already take several steps to keep your dog safe and healthy. You feed him good food, give him clean water, administer preventive pet meds to keep him free of pests, and of course, love him.
    Saturday, September 15, 2012 10:51 AM
  • Dog Pool Safety
    Rob Cox
    dogs in the poolSwimming pools can be great exercise for dogs, or your pet turtle. But what pool safety measures should be put in place to protect animals from accidental drowning in pools? The focus of this article is how to keep your pet safe around water. This brings to mind the pet dog, and If you own a cat, this author assumes that keeping him or her out of the pool is easy, however noted that accidents do occur.

    Monday, May 03, 2010 2:16 PM
  • Dogs in the Pool ~
    Many people ask, “Can my dog get in the pool?” Or, “Is pool water safe for my dog?” The answer is yes, and no. Dogs in swimming pools are hard on the filter, chemistry and equipment. Dog hair can clog a skimmer or pump basket very quickly. Especially a hairy dog. Clog a pump basket on a 2 HP pool pump repeatedly, and you may have a pump repair on your hands.
    Monday, July 20, 2009 8:19 AM
  • Doggie CPR - how to resuscitate your pet from near drowning
    If disaster strikes, and your dog begins to drown, respiratory arrest may occur, and usually occurs before cardiac arrest. The heart may continue to beat for several minutes after the breathing stops. Artificial respiration, or rescue breathing, must begin immediately to save your dog's life. If the heart stops, chest compressions must be given right away to keep the blood pumping. Artificial respiration and chest compressions given together are called cardiopulmonary resuscitation, or CPR.

    Monday, July 13, 2009 1:31 PM