Having a backyard swimming pool definitely has its perks like – fun in the sun and water play. But, along with this comes the responsibility of protecting your pets. Without proper care, a pool becomes a water hazard for your small furry friends. This is where a pool fence for dogs is essential.
Accidental drownings of family pets are more common than you might think. Pet advocacy organizations estimate that each year nearly 5,000 pets drown in a backyard pool. This occurs primarily when there is no pool safety fence in place.
POOL SAFETY FOR DOGS – HAZARDS TO BE AWARE
Although many dogs and cats can swim short distances, this does not guarantee their safety. They may not be able to get themselves out of a pool and subsequently drown. Moreover, this is prevalent when there’s no human supervision of the pet.
“Dogs in particular love water. However, as they swim, they tilt their head back to keep from inhaling water. This limits their visibility. The result is life-threatening. The dog cannot see where the pool stairs are. It swims to the wall where it struggles to get out,” shared Jason Nash, Pool Guard’s Puerto Rico dealer. “This typically results in a tragedy for the beloved family pet.”
AGING – DECLINE IN NEUROLOGICAL ABILITIES
As with humans, our pets have similar aging ailments. They suffer from mobility issues, poor vision or complete blindness, or more. A pet pool fence now gives an additional layer of security.
WHAT WAYS DOES A POOL FENCE FOR DOGS CREATE A POOL BARRIER?
It creates a barrier between the pet and the water thereby ensuring 24/7 protection for your furry family members.
DOG PROOF POOL FENCE
Custom pool fence for dogs
Did you know you can customize the size of your mesh pool fence? The fence around the pool does not have to impede your view of it. You can get a custom fence ranging from 24” to 60.”
Just make sure that the height of the pool fence is tall enough to prevent both small and large animals from jumping over it – three to four feet is the most common height though pool safety fences can be built to custom sizes.
Give yourself peace of mind with a pool fence installation.