Dogs and Intex/Bestway pools?

wsiinfo

Member
Apr 11, 2019
5
NJ
Hi!
We just downsized into a house with no pool. Had a built in pool for the dogs in the last house and wanted to put up a small pool for them to swim in at this house. Can I just find a reasonably level area of the yard and just put down the fabric liner you would use when installing an in ground pond liner? It is basically a mesh to keep sharp rocks from puncturing the liner from underneath.
Thanks!
Ronnie
 

wsiinfo

Member
Apr 11, 2019
5
NJ
Hi!
Any thoughts how the Intex/Bestway pool will stand up to dogs swimming around? I am planning to get a small rectangle size (16-18ft) and possibly lay an additional pond liner inside to protect the liner from nails. Anyone have any experience with dogs in these pools?
Thanks again!
Ronnie
 

bloodfromastone

Well-known member
Apr 11, 2019
102
Buffalo, NY
My neighbor is actually a pool builder. He brought home a "holding tank" type pool that they use for transferring water from an old pool to a new, or during liner replacements and pool repairs. VERY heavy duty. Much more than Intex/Bestway/Summer Waves, etc brand pools. He has a Pitbull. Dog's nails put holes in the pool.
 
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cfherrman

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May 10, 2017
2,385
Hays, Kansas
Yeah might look into a gorilla pad, I have no experience with it but I think that what it is for. Most people will say to get the pool within 1" so if the ground is close its not too bad, having done that before I do like my level and nice installed pool instead of a quick install
 

wsiinfo

Member
Apr 11, 2019
5
NJ
Yeah might look into a gorilla pad, I have no experience with it but I think that what it is for. Most people will say to get the pool within 1" so if the ground is close its not too bad, having done that before I do like my level and nice installed pool instead of a quick install
Thanks Casey!
 

wsiinfo

Member
Apr 11, 2019
5
NJ
My neighbor is actually a pool builder. He brought home a "holding tank" type pool that they use for transferring water from an old pool to a new, or during liner replacements and pool repairs. VERY heavy duty. Much more than Intex/Bestway/Summer Waves, etc brand pools. He has a Pitbull. Dog's nails put holes in the pool.
Thanks!