Why fiberglass pools are perfect for pet-friendly families

Paws and Pools: Why Fiberglass Swimming Pools Are Perfect for Pet-Friendly Families

Why fiberglass pools are perfect for pet-friendly families

When it comes to creating a family-friendly backyard oasis, two things that often go hand in paw are pets and swimming pools. If you’re a proud pet parent and considering adding a pool to your home, you may be wondering which type of pool is best suited for your furry friends.

In this blog post, we’ll dive into the advantages of owning a fiberglass swimming pool from Leisure Pools. We will highlight why they are the ultimate choice for pet-loving families compared to vinyl liner pools and concrete pools.

Pets and Pools: The Fiberglass Pool Advantage

*Durability and Safety: Pets are known for their playful nature. When it comes to pools, their exuberance can sometimes result in unintended scratches or tears. This is where fiberglass pools take the crown. The smooth and non-porous surface of fiberglass resists scratches and is less likely to be damaged by active paws or claws. Unlike vinyl liners that can be punctured or concrete pools that may develop cracks over time, fiberglass pools offer exceptional durability. Thus, they can ensure a safe and pet-friendly environment.

*Easy Maintenance: Owning a pet means having little time to spare for extensive pool maintenance. With fiberglass pools, you’ll enjoy the advantage of minimal maintenance requirements. The non-porous gel coat finish of fiberglass prevents algae growth. This reduces the need for frequent scrubbing and chemical treatments.

paws and pools - the advantages of fiberglass pools for pets

*Paw-Friendly Surface: The comfort of your pet should be a top priority. Fortunately, the smooth surface of a fiberglass pool is gentle on his paws. Unlike concrete pools, which can be rough and abrasive, fiberglass pools provide a pet-friendly surface that ensures a comfortable swimming experience for your furry companions. They can confidently paddle around and enjoy the water without any discomfort or paw irritation.

*Chemical Stability: Maintaining proper water chemistry is essential for the health and safety of both humans and pets. Fiberglass pools have a unique advantage in this regard. Their smooth surface is chemically stable. This simply means fiberglass pools require fewer chemicals to maintain the water balance. This is particularly beneficial for pets who are sensitive to harsh chemicals, reducing the risk of skin irritation or allergic reactions.

*Quick Installation: Pets are known for their excitement and curiosity. As such, minimizing disruption during pool installation is important for their well-being. Fiberglass pools are manufactured off-site and then delivered as a complete unit. This allows for quick and efficient installation. Compared to vinyl liner or concrete pools, which often involve lengthy construction processes, fiberglass pools can be up and running in a fraction of the time. This means less stress for your pets and more time for them to enjoy their new aquatic playground.

Swimming pool safety tips for dogs

Swimming Pool Safety for Dogs

Just as with people, not every dog is born to be an Olympic swimmer. Therefore, it’s crucial to take a beat and gauge your furry friend’s swimming chops before you let him dive in headfirst. If your dog is a natural in the water, then feel free to let him splash around and have a ball. However, never leave your pet unattended during pool time.

If your dog is a bit shy around the water, no problem. You can ease him into it, bit by bit. Let him sniff around and get his paws wet at his own comfort level. You may even want to invest in a stylish life vest until he becomes more comfortable in the pool.

Be advised, though, that not all dogs enjoy diving into a pool or running up the steps. So, lend a hand, especially if your pool only has steps and ladders. Pools with a tanning ledge or shelf entry are ideal for our canine companions. These make getting in and out a walk in the park…both for our dogs and for us!

When it comes to pool covers, always opt for a safety cover instead of a floating one. The last thing you want is for your four-legged friends (or kids) getting trapped underneath. Make the pool a fun and safe space for everyone.

Paws in the Pool: the Dog Days of Summer

As pet owners, we want to provide our furry friends with a safe and enjoyable environment. When it comes to choosing a swimming pool, fiberglass pools offer numerous advantages over vinyl liner and concrete pools for pet-loving families. The durability, easy maintenance, paw-friendly surface, chemical stability and quick installation make fiberglass backyard swimming pools the top choice. So, dive in and start creating lasting memories with your beloved pets in your very own pet-friendly fiberglass swimming pool from Leisure Pools. To get started, contact your local dealer today.

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