Become a TFP Supporter Pool Math Forum Rules Pool School
Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: SALT WATER OR FRESH WATER FOR DOGS??

  1. Back To Top    #1

    SALT WATER OR FRESH WATER FOR DOGS??

    Just getting started with a used Swim Ex therapy pool and plan on using it to condition my Agility dogs ... as well as myself. I have heard that a Saltwater pool might be better for them and their coat ... but those same people thought there was no chlorine in a salt system.
    I plan to keep on top of the water chemistry daily and I'm sure there will be lots of hair to clean out!

    What do you guys think??
    Thanks...
    Swim-Ex 400 paddlewheel swim spa - 3000 gallon -Pentair CCP-320 - Coates 11KW heater - 1/2 hp pump - Outside in pit

  2. Back To Top    #2
    Charlie_R's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    Mexico, MO
    Posts
    2,156

    Re: SALT WATER OR FRESH WATER FOR DOGS??

    I don't know about the salt vs manual pool, but I suspect there would be no problem either way.

    Yes, you will be cleaning lots of dog hair from your skimmer basket, pump intake, and filter.

    My own experience with this on my cartridge system is that there is enough on the filters to almost become a pre-filter for the carts.

    Three dogs that love the pool. They are pouting today because I'm not letting them swim. They got their flea medicine this morning.....
    15'x48" 4500 gallon Intex pool, buried 1.5 ft. Pac-Fab Dynamo 3/4 hp pump. Hayward S180T sand filter, bought used. Taylor K-2006 test kit. Rocket mass heater based wood fired pool heater.

  3. Back To Top    #3

    Re: SALT WATER OR FRESH WATER FOR DOGS??

    Yeah... Mine were pouting too so we went to the beach and then had baths. Can't wait to get the pool going!
    Thanks!
    Swim-Ex 400 paddlewheel swim spa - 3000 gallon -Pentair CCP-320 - Coates 11KW heater - 1/2 hp pump - Outside in pit

  4. Back To Top    #4

    In the Industry

    duraleigh's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Sebring, Florida
    Posts
    30,085

    Re: SALT WATER OR FRESH WATER FOR DOGS??

    I have heard that a Saltwater pool might be better for them and their coat ... but those same people thought there was no chlorine in a salt system.
    Then their advice has no value. If they don't know the basic nature of a salt system, they should stay out of the discussion. Sorry for being blunt but I see no point in listening to the advice of someone ill-informed.
    Dave S.
    42k vinyl and concrete pool, 1.5hp pump, 140gpm filter
    TFTestkits , PoolMath , Pool School

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •