One reason I can see that my girls don't care for the swimming hole at Pawm Springs Memorial Dog Park is the severe drop off from the edge of the pond. I'm not sure that it was designed this way or that it had serious erosion once it was filled?
Needless to say it's quite a drop for swimmers that take to the water gradually. My babies aren't jumpers now nor have they ever been so this is an issue when it comes to getting in the water. They are just more cautious here than at Millie Bush and other swimming holes.