Warm weather brings swimming pool season and hours of carefree fun in the sun. Owning a pool is a lot of fun, but it is also a huge responsibility from a health and safety standpoint. Pool owners with children are all too aware of the dangers and risks associated with a backyard pool. Unfortunately, pool safety for pet owners is not as widely considered and understood. Pets need protection from backyard swimming pools as well. These 10 pool safety tips for pet owners will help keep family pets safe during pool season.
Consider animal safety in planning pool fences and gates. Cats and small animals can squeeze through fence posts if openings are wide enough, or they can climb or jump over fences. Gates and fences are often designed to prevent human access, but animals should be considered in fence and gate design as well.