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    Annual Pooch Plunge

    What a great idea:

    http://www.intheory.tv/?p=72

    What I want to know, though, is what the heck is that big area of yellow water...? o.O

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    Oh my, that is a rather large swath of yellowish water, isn't it?

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    And if they all get wind, it'll end up like a jacuzzi!
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    What I want to know, though, is what the heck is that big area of yellow water...? o.O
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    That's awesome.

    The yellow, btw, looks like it's part of the pool-bottom design.
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    We have this in my town in Ohio too. It's on Saturday. Still deciding whether to take my parent's dog or not. He thinks he's a human and wouldn't condescend to play with the other dogs at the the dog park yesterday...
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    Several pools in colorado do this, not just Fort Collins. (Which I didn't know until my husband told me just now.) I'm thinkin I'll have to go next year just so I can live vicariously through other dog owners. <wants puppy!>
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    We have this here, too. I just ran something about it a few issues ago.
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    But.. .but... what about cats? I want to see kitty plunge (and the bloody arms of their owners)...

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    Quote Originally Posted by maestrowork View Post
    But.. .but... what about cats? I want to see kitty plunge (and the bloody arms of their owners)...
    I'm with you. I'd pay to get into one of those. Better than monster trucks.
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    A cat pool would be awesome! Can I bring my neighbor's cats?
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    my dog prefers creeks. she takes the plunge daily on our walks...but that looks very cool!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Turkey Lurkey View Post
    A cat pool would be awesome! Can I bring my neighbor's cats?

    only if you put them in a burlap bag with rocks and tie the opening really tight!

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    Our city is doing this same thing next week, I think it is. We may take our yellow lab for a dip. She loves water, anywhere, anytime.
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    is pool water okay for their skin?

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    I'm wondering what it does to the pool filter!
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    Oh that would be fun if one of the towns here did that. But I doubt they will. We can't get them to open the park to dogs, let alone the pools.
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    I had a backyard swimming pool in Arizona, and my lab loved it. It wasn't hard on her skin, but she was susceptible to sunburn. I had to clean out the filter twice as often before we put in a pool fence as after (when we controlled the dog's swimming). We put the fence in to not only keep the dog out of the water, but because we had a toddler and a baby at the time.

    And, here, the city does it after Labor Day when the public pool is closed and scheduled for its annual clean-out and winter hibernation.
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    My Franny is susceptible to sunburn too. Her poor nose got burned summer before last. I felt so bad! I imagine she would kill a pool filter. She sheds like mad!

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    When I had the pool built, I opted for the cartridge filters instead of the sand or DE (diatomaceous earth) filters. I could just hose the cartridges off on the driveway. The other types had to be backwashed, which was a pain, and used way more water.
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