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Many dog owners regard their pet as a part of the family. It means when the human family jumps into a public pool; their dogs jump into the water as well. Richer people construct personal swimming pools and all members of the family-human and canine-frolic in the water for hours on end. Swimming is a fun activity. It should be kept safe. One precaution to take is to put a cover over the pool when nobody is swimming in it. This will keep the artificial waterbody safe from dead rodents and birds. It is not uncommon to see snakes swimming in an unattended pool.
Dogs are dirtier
Dogs are dirty creatures and they bring three times the
pollutants as humans into the pool. If you have multiple dogs, then you should
put more chlorine in the water. Any dog how much well-trained it is, will
introduce fecal matter into your pool. Other contaminants like body oils and dirt
will also float in the water. The quantity will be more if your dog likes to
hunt or play outside. Any animal which goes outside the house will have some
quantity of fecal matter on its body. This fecal matter helps in the
transmission of E.coli, Hepatitis A, Cryptosporidium and other Recreational
Water Illnesses (RWIs). Since all human swimmers ingest some amount of pool
water, you will fall sick if you swim in them. A germ introduced into the water
will quickly contaminate other swimmers. As a human, you will suffer from a
number of diseases and ailments like diarrhea, upper respiratory problems,
along with ear and skin infections. Do not forget to rinse off your dog after a
swim in the pool. The skin of a dog is similar to a human and they can suffer from
rashes, infections, and irritations among many others.
Closed pools and infection
If you want to take your dog to a public swimming pool, then
do not do so. A majority of swimming pools are essentially closed systems. In
plain language, the used water passes through the filtration unit and flows
back into the same pool. As per laws, the public pool must refresh the water
every eight hours. If you live in a gated community, the common pool must be
refreshed every 24 hours. If possible, do install variable speed and 2-speed
pumps. Doing so will save a considerable sum of money in the form of chemical
bills and utility bills. The water will be appropriately filtered too.
When installing filters,
install bigger capacity cartridge ones. The addition of a skimmer will catch a
majority of hair strands in addition to skimming the water surface in the most
effective manner. Only a small amount of electricity will be consumed when
combined with a variable speed good quality pump.