DoggySwim is a new concept in canine hydrotherapy - a sturdy, insulated, portable jetted pool designed for water based exercise and restorative care for dogs.

Perfect for restorative hydrotherapy, general exercise and fun for dogs and their owners at home, DoggySwim pools are also designed to satisfy the professional demands of canine hydrotherapists, breeders and trainers.

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Is Swimming Pool Water Safe for Dogs?

Is Swimming Pool Water Safe for Dogs?

Swimming and hydrotherapy can be a terrific form of exercise for our four-legged friends. It is particularly helpful for dogs that are older, undergoing weight management, recovering from surgery, or those with conditions that require more gentle and lower impact movements. Not only does it have many great health benefits, but swimming can be a fun way for them to socialise and play either alone or with other dogs.

Can They Safely Use a Swimming Pool?

In short, yes. The pool water itself if correctly monitored and maintained should be perfectly safe for your dog. However, if they do decide to lap up and drink the pool water then it could upset their stomach and lead to nausea and vomiting so be sure to keep a close eye out for signs that they are unwell.

Swimming Pool Safety for Dogs

Swimming pools should be completely safe for dogs to use if the correct measures are taken. Here are some of the steps you should take to ensure safe swimming time for your pet:

  • Ensure that the pool water is tested and properly balanced so that the sanitiser and pH are at the required levels for comfort and safety.
  • Before they get in the pool give them a good shower or wash to help remove dirt and debris.
  • After they have been in the pool be sure to wash or hose your dog down properly to help remove any bromine or chlorine from their fur.
  • Dry their ears to help reduce the chance of ear infections that can occur if not done.
  • Supervise them at all times because although they may seem like a strong swimmer, they can easily get tired and might not know their limit.
  • If you are concerned about their ability to swim, then purchase a dog life jacket.
  • Keep a bowl of freshwater nearby and encourage them to drink it to prevent them from drinking the pool water.
  • Human pools aren’t designed with dogs in mind so if it's not a proper canine pool then you need to make sure the exit is easy for them to be able to get out of the pool by themselves.