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    dogs drinking pool water?

    I have a salt water pool. My two dogs like to drink the water from the pool instead of coming in for fresh water. Will this harm them?
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    Re: dogs drinking pool water?

    If the water chemistry is well maintained there isn't any danger for pets drinking from the pool. However, it is best to train them not to drink from the pool just in case there comes a day when the water chemistry has not been well maintained.
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    Re: dogs drinking pool water?

    oh boy...will be hard to do. We both work all day and the dogs have a doggy door. Thanks, will try.
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    Re: dogs drinking pool water?

    On the plus side at least they aren't re-filling too

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    Re: dogs drinking pool water?

    Too funny I sure hope not!
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    Re: dogs drinking pool water?

    You are not alone. Mine too!


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    Re: dogs drinking pool water?

    If I go in the house and don't watch him, mine drinks my beer!! Then he swims in the pool and I NEVER see him get out to go to the bathroom.

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    Re: dogs drinking pool water?

    beautiful dogs..do they swim also? My husband wants the lab to get in the pool this summer. I say NO...cause I can just see her getting all wet and then coming in the house and shaking the water off. Will be a nightmare!!!
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    Re: dogs drinking pool water?

    It might be a problem if you ever decide to use borax in your pool. You will find several discussions on it if you Google "borax" and "dogs".
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    Re: dogs drinking pool water?

    With borates at 50 ppm, and even with the dogs getting 100% of their drinking water from the pool, you are still below the threshold of detectable symptoms.
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    Re: dogs drinking pool water?

    Thanks for clearing that up Jason. I've seen several threads on the topic, but not having dogs I guess I never pursued the issue.
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    Re: dogs drinking pool water?

    My girl gets out of the pool to pee!
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