If you intend to let your dog swim in your new pool, you may want to keep the following two tips in mind.
1. Make sure that your contractor shows you how to clean out your pool pump's lint and hair tray
One of the most important steps you must take in this situation is to have your contractor show you how to clean out the lint and hair trap in your pool pump. The reason for this is that in a pool that is used only by humans, this component can take months (or perhaps even more than a year) to become clogged up with hair and lint. In fact, this process often happens so slowly that most pool owners never have to learn how to clean out this component, because their pool maintenance contractor will usually do it for them when they perform maintenance work on the pool every few months.
However, if your dog will probably be swimming in the pool several times a week, then this trap will fill up with their fur very quickly, particularly if they are a breed with a thick coat that moults a lot. When this trap becomes completely full, any additional fur that is sucked into the pump will not be filtered by it and will, therefore, end up being expelled back into the pool by the pump. As such, if you don't want to swim in a pool that is filled with clumps of dog fur, you must learn how to clean out this part of the pump. Having the pool contractor show you exactly how to remove the trap, clean out the fur and then reinsert it into the pump will ensure that you don't have to call up a pool maintenance specialist every time this task needs to be carried out.
2. Have a solid metal cover installed by the contractor, instead of one made from a soft material
In this situation, you should have a solid metal pool cover fitted by your contractor, rather than one made from a soft material like mesh or vinyl. The reason for this is that if your dog develops a love for swimming, they will probably attempt to dive into the pool whenever they go outside.
If there is a vinyl or mesh cover over the pool, they may chew on this material in order to create a hole in it and get into the water. In addition to ruining the cover itself, this could also lead to your dog getting stuck in the water underneath the cover, which could be very dangerous. As such, the cover that your contractor fits must be made from a material that will not tear or break if your dog chews on it with their sharp teeth. This will ensure that the cover remains intact and that your dog does not endanger themselves.