People and their pets are spending much more time around the water and chances are these pets are going to be left unattended some of the time. The Skamper-Ramp can prevent a serious accident from happening by giving animals a way to get out of the water on their own.
Carlsbad, CA (PRWEB) June 29, 2010
Each year tens of thousands of animals drown needlessly in pools and spas. These deaths are not a result of their inability to swim, almost all animals can, what they can't do is climb out over the edge of the pool. The GAMMA2 Skamper-Ramp is a pet water safety ramp that provides these frantic and frightened animals a way to get themselves out of the water.
"Summertime is here, and with it comes a lot of water activities," said Curtis Leland, President of GAMMA2. "People and their pets are spending much more time around the water and chances are these pets are going to be left unattended some of the time. The Skamper-Ramp can prevent a serious accident from happening by giving animals a way to get out of the water on their own."
The Skamper-Ramp gives pet owners the peace of mind that comes from the knowledge that their pets will always be able to get themselves out of a pool or spa without human help. This ramp is ideal for use by non-pet owners as well, preventing the stray possum, raccoon or even frog from drowning in a backyard pool. It is the easy solution that helps prevent simple accidents from becoming deadly.
"It was the middle of the night and I heard all this commotion in my backyard," says Tom Davis Skamper-Ramp inventor. "When I went out to the pool I discovered the biggest possum I had ever seen fighting to keep its head above water. I fished it out with a leaf skimmer and it headed for the hills without as much as a thank you, but it started me thinking - what would allow an animal trapped in a pool to get out, even if there was no one around to help."
The result was a pet water safety ramp that would allow animals to rescue themselves on their own. Constructed from chemical and UV resistant polyethylene, this lightweight but strong ramp easily attaches to the side of a pool, spa or dock. The lower edge of the ramp is submerged while the top of the Skamper-Ramp is even with the surrounding pool deck. Its white color allows it to be easily seen, even at night, and almost all animals will instinctually swim to it. (Surprisingly dogs do not, but can be easily trained to do so.)
The Skamper-Ramp is useful in many applications besides just pools and spas. Walled water features and fishponds can be just as dangerous to animals. And the addition of one of these ramps to a stock tank or water trough will ensure that horses and livestock are not drinking water that has been polluted by the body of a decaying animal that has drowned there. These ramps can even be used to help dogs enter a boat or climb onto a dock after swimming in the water. The ramp can be easily removed or simply flipped up onto the deck when the pool is in use.
The ramp is available in two different sizes. The Regular Skamper-Ramp is perfect for use in pools and spas. Capable of holding up to 200 pounds, it features easy snap together assembly and attaches to the pool deck via existing anchors or with the addition of two stainless screws. The larger Super Skamper-Ramp was created for use by very large pets. This model can also be used on floating docks and many boats. Both ramps feature polyethylene construction and can be left in the water year round without yellowing, becoming mildewed or even growing barnacles if used in salt water.
"These ramps offer the ultimate in peace of mind during summers filled with water activities," added Leland. "Pets are like a member of the family, and the Skamper-Ramp is a low-cost, simple and effective way to ensure that no one has to suffer the heartache of discovering that their best friend has drowned. Everyone who has a pool or some sort of water feature in their yard should have one of these ramps, think of it as some of the cheapest insurance you will ever buy."
About the company
Gamma2 (pronounced Gamma Squared) is a manufacturer, marketer, and designer of durable goods. Gamma2 began as Gamma Plastics in 1990 as a custom injection and blow molding company in San Diego, CA catering mainly to the biomedical industry.
After being awarded a utility patent for its closure device, the Gamma Seal Lid®, Gamma2 began manufacturing its renowned pet food containers that keep dry pet food fresh and pest free.
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