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Protect Your Pets and Other Critters From Accidental Drowning


Protecting your children in your family pool is a given! Every parent knows the importance of protecting your loved ones, but have you considered protecting small creatures that may wander into your pool? Small animals such as cats, dogs, frogs, squirrels, and rodents can often find their way into your pool water. In the U.S. alone, over 50,000 family pets drown needlessly in swimming pools and walled lakes each year . This number does not even include non-pet drownings. There are tools available to help prevent this sad occurrence. In addition to the humane act of sparing the small animals’ lives, you minimize bacteria from animal waste because they will be safe and sound on your pool deck instead of being trapped in your pool skimmer. The Pool Critter Escape Ramp is a floating ramp with a weighted pillow that sits on your pool deck. When small animals fall into your water, they will instinctively swim to the sides of the pool looking for a way out. When they encounter the escape ramp, they can crawl out on their own. The Skamper-Ramp works in a similar way. It is constructed of blowmolded polyethylene that is both light and sturdy. It is also chemical and weather resistant to offer protection over many seasons! Both choices are affordable and almost effortless to install!

Critter Friendly Pools


Have you ever woken up and peeked outside toward your backyard swimming pool only to see that some poor critter had its final “swim” during the night?  Do you ever worry that your family pet might accidentally meet the same fate?  Even if your pet is no stranger to being in the pool, getting out of a pool is not always easy for animals — even if they have been shown where the pool’s stairs are located.  Unfortunately, tens of thousands of pets and other animals drown in backyard swimming pools every year in the U.S. alone.   Ensuring their safety is easy, though, thanks to the Skamper-Ramp.

Featured on The Early Show, Good Morning America, Animal Planet, and in local news segments around the country, the Skamper-Ramp is an inexpensive, durable, and easy solution that provides animals with a safe way out of a pool and gives pool owners peace of mind.   Skamper-Ramp is a necessary accessory that not only helps your family pet, but also the miscellaneous frogs, snakes, possums, and squirrels that somehow find their way into your pool when you’re not watching.

Possum Finds His Way Out