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maestrowork
09-07-2007, 07:23 PM
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

MidnightMuse
09-07-2007, 07:40 PM
Oh my, that is a rather large swath of yellowish water, isn't it?

mum23
09-07-2007, 08:00 PM
And if they all get wind, it'll end up like a jacuzzi!

Joe270
09-07-2007, 08:03 PM
What I want to know, though, is what the heck is that big area of yellow water...? o.O

Watch out where those huskies go,
and don't you eat that yellow snow.

dclary
09-07-2007, 08:11 PM
That's awesome.

The yellow, btw, looks like it's part of the pool-bottom design.

WordGypsy
09-07-2007, 08:17 PM
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...

Sassee
09-07-2007, 09:16 PM
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!>

Southern_girl29
09-07-2007, 09:58 PM
We have this here, too. I just ran something about it a few issues ago.

maestrowork
09-07-2007, 10:05 PM
But.. .but... what about cats? I want to see kitty plunge (and the bloody arms of their owners)...

Azraelsbane
09-07-2007, 10:46 PM
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.

JLCwrites
09-07-2007, 10:50 PM
A cat pool would be awesome! Can I bring my neighbor's cats?

KTC
09-07-2007, 10:52 PM
my dog prefers creeks. she takes the plunge daily on our walks...but that looks very cool!

KTC
09-07-2007, 10:54 PM
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!

NeuroFizz
09-07-2007, 11:10 PM
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.

KTC
09-07-2007, 11:11 PM
is pool water okay for their skin?

JLCwrites
09-07-2007, 11:14 PM
I'm wondering what it does to the pool filter!

Elincoln
09-07-2007, 11:37 PM
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.

NeuroFizz
09-07-2007, 11:47 PM
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.

KTC
09-07-2007, 11:49 PM
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!

NeuroFizz
09-08-2007, 12:15 AM
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.