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Old 01-16-2013, 09:09 AM
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We just have a kiddie pool for Buddy. He loves to "dig" in it. We took him to a friend's house with a pool. He was afraid to go in it. LOL!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 01-16-2013, 09:40 AM
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We have an inground pool...we live in Florida and everyone of our goldens loved it!!! Mako on the other hand was deathly afraid of it when he was 8 weeks old...it took him about a month to actually like it and now we can't keep him out! He actually goes in and plays with his ball all by himself...no coaxing and so content to be in there with noone!!! I have to close my screen doors when he does this cause he runs into the house with the zoomies soaking wet!
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Old 01-16-2013, 02:36 PM
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We just have a kiddie pool for Buddy. He loves to "dig" in it. We took him to a friend's house with a pool. He was afraid to go in it. LOL!!!!!!!!!!
Ginger does that too!! Diego loves to blow bubbles. So adorablezz!
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We have an inground pool...we live in Florida and everyone of our goldens loved it!!! Mako on the other hand was deathly afraid of it when he was 8 weeks old...it took him about a month to actually like it and now we can't keep him out! He actually goes in and plays with his ball all by himself...no coaxing and so content to be in there with noone!!! I have to close my screen doors when he does this cause he runs into the house with the zoomies soaking wet!
Awww, love the pictures. Mako's so handsome! I'm planning on getting an above ground pool this summer. The only issue is buying a ramp. I read online about how you can use cement bricks for stairs inside the pool. That might be an idea. I just know my pups will absolutely have a blast when we get one.
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We have had our pool since before Duffy. Our kids are grown now and don't really use the pool, but Duffy loves it! He absolutely goes insane when we open the pool in the summer and we had to build several gates across the deck opening to keep him from jumping in when we didn't want him to. He kept figuring out either how to destroy the gate or go over it.

Here's the problem -- the pool is 4' deep, but Duffy is a tall dog. He swims in the pool, but he also pushes off the bottom with his rear paws. As a result, the year before last he made a hole in the vinyl bottom of the pool. It took forever to find the hole. My husband patched it. But then at the end of this summer, we realized the pool was losing water again....and we winterized it without finding the hole.

I have a very strong feeling my husband just wants to take the pool down. He has complained that Duffy is the only one who uses it! It is true, but I use it once in awhile. The kids don't care about it at all. And now with Duffy tearing the vinyl....plus the pool heater is broken, I'm afraid my dh will just take it down.

that is so sad, because of how much Duffy LOVES that pool!

I wish there was some solution to this -- we have tried dog booties of various types and secured them on his feet very tightly, but as soon as they become waterlogged, they fall off.

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For those of you who has an above ground pool, do you mind share some picture of how you set up and how the dog goes in and out? We've been thinking about getting a pool for Sam (and yes, just for him) but can't figure out how to make him in and out. Building a deck around it is too much $$$, we are looking for alternative! please share...
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I want to get an above ground pool for both of us. I told DH. It had to be at least 3-5 feet deep at at least 6 feet long so I can go underwater completely. But I too worry about Bear ripping it open or getting trapped or not just wanting to go in.

How often do you have to change the water in an above ground pool? Does it need the same chemicals as a in-ground on?


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We also live in Australia and we have the exact same thing!
Although we also have an in-ground pool, Daisy hates it! Shw refuses to get in unless you put her in, although when one of her lab friends, Molly came around she got pushed in because all Molly wanted to do was dive into the water! It was so cute!
I hope Daisy becomes a pool swimmer someday!
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Here is the pool I got mine - just emptied it yesterday since they are always wet and I am tired of drying them off! LOL! Once it gets warmer here I will fill it back up, maybe enjoy it a little myself!!

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