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Just a question for those of you who have spoos that swim in pools do you have issues with their skin due to the chemicals used to keep the pool clean? I would love to have my boy be able to use a pool but I was curious how you deal with that and if there are issues it steps you take to avoid issues etc. Thanks!
 

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We don't let our dogs swim right after adding chemical (anymore than we would), just rinse them off and let them air dry if we don't have any trials upcoming.
 

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Test the pool chemicals regularly. They have supply kits at our local Leslie pool or pinch a penny. When I was in high school, I had a pool party in my backyard. My dad treated the pool only a few days before and there were some chemical burns. Swimming in a pool that is even slightly chemically imbalanced can lead to dry skin and I suggest rinsing with a hose. Don't forget poodles have long ears so I recommend ear solution after each swim.
 

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I am so lucky I live near Lake Superior. I even gave up on swimming in pools myself after having skin issues, and even breathing issues in pools. Sadly that only works in the summer:)
 
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