Can your dog swim in a fiberglass pool? Well, I have a story for you on that very topic. At the end of each summer the day before the neighborhood fiberglass swimming pool closes for the season, everyone who lives in the community is invited to bring their dog(s) up to the pool for “Doggie Swim Day.” The first time I took my little Pekapoo up there for this highly-anticipated annual event, I wasn’t sure what to expect. I mean, I have heard of the doggie paddle. But I really didn’t know how Snoopy would react. I even wondered if he would have any interest in getting in the water. Bath time was already kind of a challenge for this pup of mine. I doubted jumping into this huge pool of water would entice him. But I took him up there anyway. And I was surprised.
Upon arrival, there were at least 25 dogs running gleefully around the pool. The bigger, water-loving dogs would jump in and out of the water over and over with utter abandon. My dog was a bit more timid. He had no issue just running laps around the perimeter of the pool.
A great evening was had by all of the dogs as hilarity ensued the entire hour. And it was later determined no damage was done to the pool, as one Homeowners Association (HOA) committee member had feared. A bruised ego to one of the dogs who was out-performed in water antics by another dog was the only damage that seemingly occurred was an apparent bruised ego to one of the dogs who was out-performed in water antics by another dog. But I digress…
So let your dog jump in your fiberglass swimming pool
Dogs can have fun in the pool, with you or with their own kind, especially if it is a fiberglass pool. In fact, we welcome you to invite your pets to join you and your family in all of the fun. We have seen many dogs simply enjoy hanging out on the splash pad while other dogs prefer paddling around the deep end.
The fiberglass construction of our pools allows dogs to do basically splash and play as they please. The nails and claws of your pets will not rip a fiberglass (or even a concrete pool) like they might a vinyl liner pool or other types of pools.
However, we do have a couple important items to point out before you let your dog take command of the “high seas.”