Your pet is an important member of your family, which is why it is so important to protect your fur-baby from accidental drownings. As a homeowner with a pool in New Jersey, you may not worry about what would happen if your pet fell into the pool assuming they naturally know how to swim and can get themselves out of the pool. This is a dangerous assumption. In fact, it is estimated that approximately 5,000 pets drown each year.
This is why installing a pool fence for pets is vital for keeping your dog and other fur-babies safe from possible drowning incidents in your pool.
Tips for Keeping Your Pet Safe Around the Pool
The best way to protect your dog, cat, or other pet from drowning in a pool is by installing a safety pet fence. This will always be the most efficient and effective means of protection. Until you have a pool safety fence installed in your yard, we recommend never allowing your dog to be outside in your yard unsupervised.
In addition to installing a pool fence, there are some other precautions you can take. Veterinarian, Dr. Patty Khuly who experienced a loss of a pet by accidental drowning advises pet owners to fully understand their pet’s swimming ability. It is also important to understand that their proficiency will diminish dramatically at night, as they age, and if they are a breed that suffers from seizure disorders. Additionally, even if your dog is an excellent swimmer, they can panic in the dark or if they slip and fall into the pool.
You may also want to consider installing additional layers of protection like pool alarms and an alarmed collar, which will alarm you if your pet enters or falls into the water. If you are entertaining or spending time outside with your pet, you may even want to consider fitting them with a life vest in the event they accidentally fall into the pool.
Available Pet Safety Fence Options
Our 42” fence is the most commonly requested height for a removable pet pool safety fence, however if you have a small dog that does not require such a high fence to prevent them from accessing the pool or a higher one if you have a large breed we can adjust the size of the fence to accommodate your specific needs. A pet safety fence is the best option available to homeowners when it comes to keeping your pets out of the pool area, as well as from preventing them from gaining access to the pool on their own.
As an added bonus of installing a pet safety fence, you will be able to keep your pet out of your pool preventing them from causing any damage to your liner, or from making a mess of your pool area or inside your home when they come in from outside! Additionally, this type of barrier will keep your pet from getting onto and damaging the pool cover, which can become a costly repair.
During your in-person estimate, our installer will discuss the location of your fence, how tall you want it to be, and what colors you want for the mesh and poles. We will work with you to custom design the exact fence you need. A pet fence from Life Saver Pool Fence is the only one that will give you that peace of mind you deserve.
Take a proactive step today to protect your pets by installing a pet safety pool fence in your New Jersey home. Contact us to learn more about our top-rated pet pool fences and professional installations. Call (866) 539-7665 or contact us online to schedule your FREE on-site estimate.