My pool is currently being built and I have two dogs that may or may not be using the pool with us (I actually will be shocked if they don't). I have been concerned with the amount of hair that will be going into the pool. I know skimmer socks will help keep the hair from going into the filter, but I've also been concerned with swimming with the hair in the water before it gets pulled into the skimmers. So I decided to look into getting some sort of de-shedding tool for our dogs and while I was at PetCo, I was standing there looking at some of these items and a lady out of nowhere started telling me how great this particular product was. It's called the Furminator. It's kind of pricey (~$50) for a "dog brush" but the lady said it's way worth it, so I was convinced.
I got the thing home and started going to town on the dogs, and Man! I think I pulled enough hair off of them to fill the bed of my pick-up! The dogs looked like they lost ten lbs each. It's been probably two weeks sinc I've done this and our floors in the house that are usually covered with dog hair tumbleweeds are pretty much hairless.
Big thumbs up for the FURMINATOR! (said with Arnold Shwartzeneger accent)