It is no secret that dogs love swimming. If you have a pool in your Hamptons property, you might be enticed to allow your dog in your outdoor space to have fun. Before doing that though, you should know the risks and maintenance problems associated with dogs in pools to help you be ready for the future.

dogs in pools

First of all, you need to know that your dog’s eyes, nose, and ears are actually very sensitive than yours. Exposing your pet to chlorine, particularly over a long duration, might subject your furry friend to the side effects of these types of a chemical. If you’re concerned that your pet might get hurt from taking a dip with you in your backyard pool, you may want to think about changing over to bromine rather than chlorine. It is best to ask your pool the maintenance experts at Premier Pools, the Hamptons pool builders concerning this option.

Dogs in pools – what do they bring into pools?

Without a doubt, our dogs are a lot dirtier than us. When you think about the dog in pools, they bring thrice the amount of dirt, germs, etc. that a human being does. If you own several dogs, you can picture the amount of “stuff” that is. Your dogs bring fecal matter, oils, dirt, insects, and a lot more into the backyard oasis. Therefore, this can likely bring illnesses into your Hamptons pool too.

If you have kids, keep in mind that they take in the water, which is contaminated with all of this stuff. Your should clean/decontaminate your pool regularly to keep everybody safe. While large epidemics of illness do not often occur in residential homes, be aware of what’s in your pool water.

dogs in pools

Safety of your dogs

It’s essential you’re always keeping an eye on your dogs in pools. The pool needs to have a “tanning shelf” or steps where your furry friend can easily enter the pool water. Make sure the dog is fully able to swim and ensure you spend the time training them the way to swim. Think about getting a life vest


Of course, the hair of your dog will surely get in your pool. Make sure you keep the dog’s coat trimmed short in the summertime. Also, brush the dog’s coat out to reduce the amount of hair can shed. But you should also clean your pool to get the hair out. You need to either be backwashing or cleaning to remove all the hair. Hair can become caught in the pool equipment. This leads to high maintenance or service costs for service or replacement on the tools.

Rinse after swimming

After the dog swims, you should rinse off the dog. Dogs in pools can get infections or rashes on their skin if you don’t rinse off the chlorine. The dog’s skin can get itchy or dry as well. Make sure you also wash your dog’s face so their eyes don’t become itchy/red.

dogs in pools

Dogs in pools – Conclusion

Generally, it’s alright to allow your dogs in pools provided that all safety measures are followed. Make sure you keep the pool clean to help you keep everybody in your household happy and healthy. If you’re thinking about installing a dog pool, pool maintenance and service, contact us today at Premier Pools, your Hamptons pool builders! Remember all the information above, and you will be able to have lots of fun with your dog this summer season.

Want a FREE Quote on your own pool?