We get some crazy hot summers here in Australia, and just like humans, lots of dogs like to cool off in a pool for dogs.
Setting up a pool for your dog has a bunch of different benefits:
- Many dogs feel more comfortable in smaller pools rather than the big ones for humans
- It won’t mess with the PH-levels of your swimming pool for humans
- Depending on the size you go for, it can be a great alternative to an expensive built-in swimming pool for the whole family
- It can be a safer alternative from a deep swimming pool
What can you use as a dog pool?
Most people either purchase a portable dog swimming pool, or they use a simple children’s clam shell sandpit from Bunnings and fill it up with water.
All dogs are different, some will love the water while others may be more cautious of it.
So, if your dog is not a water-dog, they may not care for a big-sized portable swimming pool.
If that sounds like your dog, try the clam shell pool alternative, or a dog cooling mat to help your dog cool down on hot days.
What’s the best pool for dogs?
When buying a pool for dogs, it’s best to look for pools that won’t easily break from accidental damage from your dogs nails, like the one pictured below.
Foldable swimming pool for dogs
- Portable and foldable swimming pool for small, medium and large dogs that’s easy to store and carry
- If you have a small dog and plan to fill the pool up all the way, consider getting a life jacket for your dog
- Size: 120 X 120 X 30 cm
- 4.3 out of 5 star rating
- From $54.99. See on Amazon
Sprinkler pad for dogs
Another fun way to cool off is a sprinkler splash mat for dogs. They can be connected to a regular pipe and have a non-slip bottom to make playing safer.
- Cool wading pool for your dog to play or bathe in the outdoors
- It can be folded up and is easy to transport and store
- Simply adjust water pressure to lower or higher the spray height
- From $20.99. See on Amazon