Here’s how to keep your dog safe
The most important you can do for your pool and family’s health is regular water testing and keeping your pool properly balanced. Water testing should be conducted at least biweekly, and weekly during pool season when it’s in use more frequently.
Proper pool maintenance greatly reduces the risk of several recreational water illnesses, because E. coli will be broken down by EPA-registered sanitizers such as chlorine if levels are maintained correctly. Therefore, inadequate sanitizer levels increase the risk for disease transmission by needlessly exposing healthy swimmers to pathogens that should be killed by the sanitizer.
By routinely checking your water in a routine water test, you can make sure your chlorine levels are the right level to kill pesky E. coli and other germs and render them harmless. Luckily, Poolwerx offers water tests for free! Give us a call or stop by to learn more.
Extra tips to keep your dog safe
1. After getting your water test, keep your pool properly balanced to kill off E. coli, other pathogens and pests. Keep your water safe for canine and human swimmers alike!
2. Conduct regular pool maintenance and check your filter and equipment regularly.
3. Regularly clear out your skimmer basket and scoop out any large debris that your dog may bring in.
4. Not all dogs are great swimmers! Keep a close eye on pets in the pool. Accidental pet drownings sadly do happen.
5. Make sure there is fresh water available. While generally safe, letting your dog drink pool water is not a good idea and can lead to GI discomfort!