Whether you’re a new pool owner or are looking to improve your pool safety practices with your existing backyard pool, you’ve come to the right place. A common question that we’re asked at All-Safe is if pool nets are a good option for families with animals. While many dog breeds are great swimmers, that’s not the case universally. With this in mind, it’s smart to take extra precaution to protect your family.
There are a few things to consider when answering the above question, so read on to find out more about pool nets with pets!
Benefits of a Pool Net
We certainly believe that something is better than nothing when it comes to pool safety, and All-Safe pool nets do have a number of safety benefits to protect your pets and loved ones. Most important on the list of safety requirements, the nets themselves have 3.5 inch openings, which make it impossible for your pet to fall through. If you’re thinking of purchasing a pool net, you can have peace of mind knowing that you’re protecting your pets and children from the unthinkable. In addition, here are a few other perks to buying a pool net:
A pool net is a very low cost solution for pool safety. On average, a pool net is anywhere between $1500-$2500, including installation and materials. This price point is lower than alternative pool safety options, and a pool net will last for years with proper care.
Easy to Use
All-Safe pool nets can be applied or removed in about 15 minutes, making it a convenient safety option for people that use their pool frequently. All-Safe also has created exclusive tools that help to easily achieve optimal tension once the net is installed.
For over 25 years, All-Safe pool nets have had a perfect safety record. Our pool nets are tested to hold up to 485lbs. Although they’re very lightweight, once installed properly they can handle quite a bit of force.
Risks of Buying a Pool Net with a Pet
As with many situations, while there are great benefits to purchasing a pool net if you’re a pet owner, this could potentially be a risky decision. There certainly aren’t near as many setbacks as there are benefits, but it’s best to understand both the good and bad before you make a final decision.
Because the pool nets have 3.5 inch openings, there is a risk that your pet, whether big or small, can fall through and get stuck in the net. While the pool net ultimately will protect from drowning, it does not protect from injury. The likelihood of this actually happening is very slim; In fact, we’re happy to say that we have had 0 injuries reported, but the risk is indeed present.
If you own a dog whose breed is prone to chewing, you could also risk your pet routinely chewing on the pool net if they’re left outside unsupervised. Over time, this could decrease the effectiveness of the safety net itself. This is another uncommon issue, but worth considering if you own a pet who displays an issue with chewing.
Ultimate Safety Option
If you’re thinking of buying a pool net and you own a pet, you can see that the pros do outweigh the cons. Pool safety nets are a reliable product to consider in protecting your family without breaking the bank. Our highest rated, most secure safety option would be a pool fence, but pool fences start at a higher price point and don’t have the same benefits that a pool net does.
You can learn more about swimming pool nets and browse our gallery of fences, covers, and nets to compare and see what’s best for you. If you have any additional questions about pool nets or any other pool safety options, feel free to contact us for more information.