Our dogs are a part of our family and that means including them in all our family activities. However, allowing your dog in the swimming pool can have some undesirable consequences if you don’t take the proper steps necessary to care for your pool.
- Make sure your dog knows how to swim before putting him in the pool. It’s a good idea to use a doggie life-preserver to help him if he needs assistance or has a hard time swimming.
- Always brush your dog before allowing him in the pool.
- After a swim with your dog, double up on the pool enzyme chemicals. A dogs skin will add organics and phosphates to your pool water. Therefore, you’ll need to treat your pool twice a week versus once a week if you swim with your dog regularly.
- Keep your chlorine around 1-3 pm and keep your pH and alkalinity balanced.
- Always shock your pool if you swim with multiple dogs or after its been heavily used by you and your friends.
- You should continually check the pool skimmer and the pump baskets to remove excessive dog hair and any debris that may have accumulated.
- If you have the filter pressure on high, make sure you’re back washing the filter.
Swimming with your dogs can be fun for all. Just make sure you observe a proper pool maintenance routine when you do and everyone will be happy.
If you would like more information about how we can help you keep your pool clean and well maintained, please contact Clean and Clear Pools, Inc. in Danville, CA. We would be happy to help you in any way we can.
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