How to Create a Dog Safe Pool Environment

dog safe pool

For many pet owners, they understand that their backyard is a safe haven for their furry little friends. But if you have a pool, it could create a problem. But don’t worry, our team at York Companies is here to help you learn how to create a dog safe pool to keep you and your dog at ease. 

Check your dog’s breed

Okay, we know this sounds pretty weird, and you probably already know your dog’s breed. However, what we mean is to check to ensure your dog’s breed is good with swimming. That will determine how many barriers or excess protection you need. If your dog is naturally a swimmer, you may not need to worry at all. We recommend taking a dip in the pool with your dog and watch how it reacts within a safe environment. 

Build a gate

If you are concerned about your pet, you can always build a gate around your pool. This can also help you section your yard from your pool. As a result, you have a play and bathroom area for your dog and a separate area for swimming. Plus, with the different styles and colors you can choose from, a gate makes a great decorative piece to amp up your backyard aesthetic. 

Get a dog life vest

You can always buy a life vest designed for dogs that typically run under $100. Every time your dog goes outside, you can snap on that vest as an extra precaution (don’t worry, they aren’t super thick or puffy). That way, if an accident happens, you dog will be okay. 

Always, always, always keep an eye out

Just because you have a gate or are using a life vest, it doesn’t mean you should ignore your dog completely. The best way to avoid anything dangerous happening around your pool is to always keep an eye out on your dog while it’s outside. If they happen to fall into the pool, you’ll catch it and be able to take action before it’s too late. 

York Companies has got your pool needs

If you’re looking for more information on how to create a dog safe pool, York Companies is here to help! We are KC’s go-to shop for pools, decks, and outdoor living. We work with you from start to finish to ensure that we bring your dream to life. 


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