|01-15-2013 11:21 AM|
I just realize spring will be around the corner and all those **** little birds love bathing on top of the tarp...grr.
|01-15-2013 11:05 AM|
We had a pool when we first got Heidi and on her very first day, as she was running around our yard, she slipped and fell into the pool. She didn't know how to swim and was flapping around with straight arms, totally panicked. Luckily, she was close to the edge, so we grabbed her and pulled her to the steps.
Since then, we always supervised her when she was outside (the pool was not positioned in a way that it could be easily fenced). It was a pain, but I always worried that she would fall in. We did that for nine years until we moved last year! Our next house will not have a pool. That's great that you put a fence right away.
|01-15-2013 10:58 AM|
|01-15-2013 10:53 AM|
|01-14-2013 04:28 PM|
I would either figure out a temporary fence, or make a rule that she either has to be supervised directly or tied up when outside. I'm not a fan of tying dogs, but I've known of 2 different dogs who drowned by running over non-safety pool covers, and I consider it a huge safety risk that outweighs the temporary unpleasantness of tying the dog out.
Also, when you do get a safety cover, be sure to inspect it routinely for tears. A friend of mine had a really close call when her dog fell through a tear in the cover that she wasn't aware of--fortunately the dog was able to keep his upper body on the cover and she saw it so could run out and save him, but the tear was big enough for him to fall completely through. Just something to keep in mind for the future.
|01-14-2013 03:41 PM|
Got an in-ground pool here too and understand the pool tarp/cover issue. We actually have a 5 foot fence with a gate entrance surrounding our pool. Not just for keeping the dog out but also to attempt to keep wandering kids from falling in. I think in our neck of the woods it's an insurance risk to not have your in-ground pool fenced.
Not having a pool cover is not an option for us since our pool is lined and the water capacity would take several days to refill if we opt to drain the pool.
|01-14-2013 03:38 PM|
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|01-14-2013 03:25 PM|
|Ribrustler||We cannot leave the winter cover off up here in Michigan... I am going to buy a safety cover this fall, they do not like to install them in winter because the ground is heaved and they have to install threaded inserts into the concrete, or else i would have one installed right now.|
|01-14-2013 03:22 PM|
|Ribrustler||Thank you for the replies, I will probably have to do some type of temporary fencing. The problem is it will not be cheap as I have concrete right up to the house and one side of the pool, so i will need to come up with something rather large to reach the grass. It does not help that the ground is frozen either...|
|01-14-2013 12:29 PM|
Not the best pic, but it's all I have on hand. You can see the fence and stakes:
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