In the realm of luxury, there’s nothing quite as indulgent and enjoyable as a backyard pool on a sunny day. The clear, sparkling water invites us to dive in, unwind and create timeless memories. But why should humans have all the fun? Our pets, those lovable companions who brighten our lives, can enjoy swimming in the lap of luxury, too, right? Sharing a fiberglass backyard pool from Aviva Pools with your favorite four-legged friends can be an unforgettable experience filled with laughter, bonding and pure joy.

why share the pool with pets?

As pet owners, we know that the happiness of our four-legged buddies is essential to our own well-being. Including them in our poolside escapades is not only fun but also enriches their lives in various ways:

1. Strengthening the bond: Swimming with our pets fosters a deeper connection and understanding between us. It allows us to communicate on a different level, enhancing the bond we share. The joy they exude while paddling in the water is infectious. As a result, we can’t help but join in on the merriment.

Unleashing the fun - why share the pool with pets?

2. Physical and mental stimulation: Swimming is an excellent form of exercise for our pets, especially dogs. It provides a full-body workout that can help them maintain a healthy weight and keep those wagging tails in top shape. Furthermore, swimming engages their minds, promoting mental stimulation and preventing boredom.

3. Cooling off in style: Summer days can be scorching, and our pets feel the heat as much as we do. A refreshing dip in the pool offers them a respite from the sweltering temperatures, turning our backyard into a pet-friendly oasis of coolness.

4. Fear-free environment: Some pets may experience anxiety around water, but with gentle introductions and positive reinforcement, they can overcome their fears and learn to enjoy swimming. Being by their side while they conquer their trepidation instills a sense of trust, making our bond even stronger.

the advantages of a fiberglass pool from Aviva Pools

The advantages of a fiberglass pool for pets

Now, you might wonder about the safety aspect of sharing a pool with our pets. This is where fiberglass pools take the center stage, as they offer many advantages over traditional concrete or vinyl ones:

1. Smooth and slip-resistant: One of the primary concerns with pool surfaces is slipperiness, which poses risks to both humans and pets. Fiberglass pools boast a smooth, non-porous surface that is slip-resistant. As such, they reduce the likelihood of accidents during playtime.

2. Claw-proof durability: Pets, especially dogs, may unintentionally scratch the pool’s surface with their claws, causing damage over time. Fiberglass pools are known for their exceptional durability, making them highly resistant to scratches and wear.

3. Low maintenance: As pet owners, we cherish our furry companions but might not cherish the extra cleaning required. Fiberglass pools are relatively low maintenance, thanks to their non-porous surface, which prevents algae and bacteria buildup. This means more time for frolicking with our pets and less time spent on pool maintenance. (And when it is time to clean your pool, consider consulting the experts at Ultra Pool Care Squad.)

4. Pet-friendly pool accessories: Enhance the safety and enjoyment of your pets with a variety of pet-friendly pool accessories. From floatation vests for dogs to shallow lounging areas, these thoughtful additions ensure that both you and your pets can luxuriate in the poolside experience. In fact, many of our designs offer an integrated splash pad. This is an ideal space with shallow water to let your pet play, romp and grow accustomed to the pool.

tips for a paws-itively fun time

To ensure a smooth and enjoyable pool experience for everyone involved, here are some helpful tips:

1. Gradual introductions: Introduce your pets to the pool slowly and gently. Some may take to the water right away. Others might need some time to acclimate. Be patient, use positive reinforcement and never force them into the water.

2. Always supervise: Just like with children, pets should always be supervised while in or near the pool. Even confident swimmers can encounter unexpected situations. Being vigilant ensures their safety.

3. Rinse and dry: After the swim session, give your pets a rinse with fresh water to remove chlorine or saltwater residues from their fur. Towel dry them thoroughly to prevent any potential skin irritations.

4. Paw-tection: If your pets enjoy pool time frequently, consider investing in a paw balm to keep their paw pads moisturized and protected from the pool’s chemicals.

5. Know their limits: Just like us, our pets have their limits when it comes to physical activity. Avoid overexertion and give them plenty of breaks to rest and rehydrate.

Sharing your fiberglass backyard pool with your pets is a luxurious yet down-to-earth way to strengthen your bond, create cherished memories and keep them happy and healthy.

As you indulge in the pleasures of your well-crafted fiberglass pool from Aviva Pools, remember that our pets are an integral part of our lives, deserving of the same enjoyable experiences. With a fiberglass pool, we can ensure their safety, making every splash and wag a moment of pure joy.

Contact your Aviva Pools dealer and unleash the fun today.