How To Keep Pets Safe Around Pools: 101 Dog Care Tips- Tip 54
With summer heat waves & scorching weather approaching a nice long dip in a cool pool can be refreshing. Splashing and playing in the pool is the epitome of summer fun for both children, adults & water dogs. Trust us no human or dog for that matter can turn down a fun game of Marco Polo or water frisbee. Do keep in mind that pool safety is just as important to your pets as to your children. With more then 8 million swimming pools in the United States, it is estimated that 1 out of every 1,027 pets drown in backyard pools each year (quite a staggering number). Here are some pet safety tips in order to prevent accidental drowning.
1. Install a fence. Installing a fence around the perimeter of your pool is the first step to preventing your pets & children from accidentally falling in a swimming pool. These fences are available for both in ground and above ground pools.
2. Use a pool alarm. These alarms will let you know if the water is disturbed in your pool. You can purchase a floating alarm or one that can be installed directly onto your swimming pool.