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DIY Dog Pool For Beginners!

As the weather gets warmer, it’s vital that your pet stays cool!

Depending on the breed, certain dogs can easily overheat. Once this happens, they can be at risk for heat stroke. In order to prevent this, one of the easiest ways for them to stay cool is a pool!

Now of course we understand not everyone has the resources to build an elaborate pool in the backyard, but what about something small and simple for your pet? 

Before doing anything, it’s important to determine what you’re using the pool for. Does your pet just want water to cool off? Do they like to swim? Are they a shorter breed that doesn’t know how to swim?

Determine what would work best for your pet and then decide on an option!

You can do this as simple or as lavish as you please. But below we’re going to get into a few easy beginner options. 

 

Option 1: 

The first option comes from the instructables. They give a great explanation on how to create a dog pool in 5 easy steps. 

You’re going to need:

  • Plywood
  • Screws
  • Tarp
  • Screw gun. 

 

This method is great in terms of flexibility. Because you are making the pool yourself, you can size it according to your pets needs and the space you have to work with!

To read about this method, click here.

 

Option 2:

The second option is a pallet pool.

For this option you’re going to need:

  • Plastic Kiddie Pool 
  • Wooden pallets 
  • Saw
  • Hammer & Nails or Screws and Screw Gun

 

This option works great because you already have the pool ready! Once you determine where you want to place it, you use the rest of your materials to design the outer space.

To read more about this option, click here.

 

Option 3:

The last option requires a little work on your arms.

For this option you only need 2 things!

 

  • Shovel
  • Kiddie Pool

 

This option works great again because the dimensions are determined for you depending on the pool that you buy. 

To put this method simple, you dig the area for the pool, place it inside, and even it out. 

This might take some effort having to dig out the area, but it’s great because you can determine the best place in your backyard for this in-ground pool. 

To read more about this method, click here.

The sun won’t be taking a break anytime soon so it’s good to have a pool for your pet to cool off. With these options, you should be able to set up something for your pet that they’ll love and enjoy.

How much does your pet love cooling off with water in the summer? Let us know in the comments!

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