Animals & Pools

Raccoon walking on a log

Animals can carry germs that may contaminate pool water. It is important to always keep your pool clean and take precautions when animals have been in or near the pool. To learn more about keeping your pool safe from germs carried by animals, see these pages:

For information on having pets and staying healthy, visit CDC’s Healthy Pets, Healthy People site.

Page last reviewed: December 13, 2021