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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.