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Good, better, best: Dog swimming pools made for large-breed dogs

Not all pools are created equal, so how can you pick the best swimming pools for dogs? Above all, look for a high-quality, durable material that’s safe for pets and can withstand the elements. This will be an outdoor summer staple for both you and your pup, after all, so it’s important to find something that actually lasts the entire summer.

The best dog swimming pools are textured at the bottom to prevent any slippage or roughness from the ground. Many products have the basic characteristics you’ll need for your large-breed dog, but we’ve picked out some of our favorites based on durability, popularity, and customer reviews. What pool will you pick for your pup?

Good: Petmaker Pet Pool and Bathing Tub

  • No assembly required
  • Easy to store and transport
  • Features a widemouthed drain with a twist-off cap

For a tub to get the job done, whether it’s playtime or bath time, this pool from Petmaker has what it takes. It’s made of high-quality plastic that’s safe for outdoor use no matter the weather — sun damage won’t be found here!

With an easy-to-open, widemouthed cap on this pool, filling and draining it will be a breeze. There’s zero assembly required, and all you need to do when you’re done for the day is fold it up and wipe it down. It even comes with its own carrying case for easy storage and even easier travel. Yep, it really is that effortless. Now, your pup can swim the day away no matter where you are!

Better: Topeakmart Portable Pet Swimming Pool PVC Water Pond

  • Has a nonslip textured floor
  • Made with PVC and MDF boards
  • Features a water line for easy filling

This bright red pool will be the cherry on top of an awesome summer for both you and your big dog. With PVC and MDF structuring around the frame of the pool, you can rest assured that the tub will stay standing as long as you need it to. Plus, multiple layers of reinforced material help protect it from scratches and bite marks. The nonslip textured floor will keep your pup on a solid footing, too.

Like many similar pools, this one folds and unfolds for an easy setup. You won’t need to worry about an air pump … or overfilling the pool. There’s an easy-to-spot max fill line to help you avoid spills — as long as your pup can keep from splashing, that is!

Best: Alvantor Pet Swimming Pool Dog Bathing Tub

  • Features PVC backing and a strong steel frame
  • Lightweight design
  • No assembly required

With this lightweight pop-up pool, taking a summer dip has never been easier. Since it’s just 7.5 pounds, you won’t have an issue carrying this pool where it needs to be, then just unfold it and fill!

PVC backing and dense ripstop material make this pool safe and durable for use all summer long. As lightweight as it is, it won’t fold the wrong way or break thanks to a thin steel frame, so even the most rambunctious large-breed pups won’t succeed in destroying it.

Even drainage is easy: Simply push down on any of the pool sides to start letting the water out. When you’re ready to fill it again, there’s literally zero setup required. With two large sizes to choose from, you can find the perfect pool for your pet to cool off in. Who knows — maybe you’ll want to jump in, too!

With these three high-quality dog pool options, you’re bound to have a fun summer ahead of you — especially since there’s no assembly required with any of them. Just fill with water and go! Even the largest fur babies will be able to enjoy a romp in the water thanks to these jumbo tubs and pools, so what are you waiting for?

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Gabrielle LaFrank
Gabrielle LaFrank has written for sites such as Psych2Go, Elite Daily, and, currently, PawTracks. When she's not writing, you…
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