The hot time of the year is both beautiful and exhausting for both humans and dogs. Relaxing and cooling off in cool water is a real highlight, and not just for people.
Dogs also love a dip in the cool water and like to play in their own dog pool. But before you buy such a dog pool, a few things should be considered.
Does it have to be a real dog pool?
Many people use children’s paddling pools or bathing shells as a practical and extremely cheap solution for their dogs. However, this is not advisable as these are not suitable for dogs. On the one hand, paddling pools can be damaged and damaged very quickly by dogs’ claws. On the other hand, bath shells are more robust, but not non-slip. Wild play can quickly lead to injuries to the dog. Accordingly, these possibilities should be ruled out.
Find the right size for the dog pool
If you have your own garden, you usually have enough space for a dog pool. But such dog pools can usually also be set up on balconies without any problems if there is enough space. For this reason, the available space should first be measured before proceeding with the purchase. A sense of proportion is often deceptive and nothing is more disappointing than a dog pool that cannot be set up due to lack of space.
The size of the dog also plays an important role. If the dog is to let off steam and cool off in the pool, the pool size should be adjusted to the dog. The same applies here: Measuring is better than guessing. Since all providers specify the maximum and minimum size of the dogs for their dog pools, it is much easier to find the right dog pool. Also, pay attention to the growth of the dog. If your dog is not yet fully grown, you should buy a swimming pool that can still be used next year. It would be a shame if your dog outgrew the pool so quickly. You should also think about suitable dog toys.
No chemicals in the dog pool
While swimming pools and human pools should have their water cleaned with chlorine and other chemicals, you shouldn’t use these chemicals in a dog pool. These are not suitable for dogs. Only clear water is the right choice here. While this means changing the water regularly, it will definitely benefit the dog and its sensitive nose. It can be helpful not to place the dog pool in direct sunlight. Algae grow more slowly in the shade, so you don’t have to repeat cleaning the pool as often.