You’ve stopped swimming in your pool and you’ve stopped heating it; but because this is Vancouver, you’re not planning to full-on winterize it. We totally understand that... but you’re not just planning on ignoring it until spring, are you? If you are, we're here to tell you that's a bad idea.
“Hey,” you say defensively, “I keep a puck in the skimmer. It always stays clear.” Sorry. Still not okay.
Posted on Sep 30, 2019 by West Coast Pool & Spa
Hot tubs are a place to relax. They help relieve pain and stress, that’s until your energy bill comes! Here are some tips to make your hot tub more energy efficient.
Posted on Sep 15, 2019 by West Coast Pool & Spa
As the swim season draws to a close, it’s time to thank your solar blanket for a job well done and put it away for the winter. These covers do a fine job of keeping heat in your pool throughout spring and summer, but we just don’t have any need for them in the winter. If you store them correctly, they’ll last way longer. There are four steps to putting away your solar blanket: clean, dry, fold, and store.
Posted on Sep 2, 2019 by West Coast Pool & Spa
So you’re throwing a pool party and it’s going to be the splash hit of the summer. You’ve created a playlist of music specifically for the party, you’ve dug out your old bathing suit from the back of the closet (praying it still fits), and you have enough pool noodles for the entire neighbourhood. But do you know what snacks you’re going to serve to solidify your reputation as summer royalty? Well if the answer is no, you've come to the right place! Here are some of the fabulous things you can serve:
Posted on Aug 4, 2019 by West Coast Pool & Spa
If you follow good water care practices, your pool should stay algae-free; but, you know, “this ointment should clear up that rash” and “it should stay sunny all afternoon,” so don’t put too much blind faith in “should”. Algae loves all kinds of water conditions and will seize any opportunity to bloom. Keeping algae out of your pool is like playing Whack-A-Mole; you can’t look away for even a second if you want to win.
Posted on Jul 28, 2019 by West Coast Pool & Spa