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Pet Safety In The Pool

Pools can be great fun for the entire family —including the fluffiest members. Having a pet and a pool can have tremendous benefits. It’s an easy way for your pooch to cool down in hot temperatures and it can provide them with a fantastic method of exercise! Not even counting all the splashing and swimming fun you can have together.

Top 10 Pools In Canada

We are lucky to live in such a beatiful city (and an amazing country!). Not only does Canada have spectacular surroundings, it is also filled with spectacular pools. Below are 10 of the top pools that are a must swim!

Tips For Fall

As we start moving toward the fall and winter season, the temperatures start dropping. You may not be ready to close your pool just yet as there are some warm days still forecasted. Nonetheless, you should start caring for your pool with the mind-set that winter is just around the corner.

Us vs. Mosquitoes

The good news: of the over 3,000 species of mosquitoes, only a couple hundred bite us.

The bad news: the human-biting kinds of mosquitoes are everywhere.

Mosquitoes are a huge nuisance; always have been, always will be. This is why most of us have heard of folksy ways of repelling them, such as eating garlic or wearing light colours. You might have also heard that mosquitoes are especially attracted to pregnant women or certain blood types. None of this is true.

Chemical Oxidation & Storage

When it comes to chemical storage, make sure your eqipment is protected. Certain pool chemicals can be highly corrosive and although in sealed containers, can produce off-gas which causes damage to equipment or systems that are located in poorly ventilated areas. This includes heaters, boilers, and any other system with metal components that is in close proximity to the chemicals.

Blog & Tech Tips
At West Coast Pool & Spa, we want you and your family to be happy and safe around your pool. With safety concerns out of the way, you and your family can focus on the fun to be had and the memories to be made! We know that with a few...
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Swimming Pool Fences Jul 20 2020
Wondering what you should know about swimming pool fences? Well, with the warm weather here and the pool open, do you find yourself wondering if your swimming pool is up to code and are you taking the proper safety precautions? Swimming...
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The Algae Cheat Sheet Jul 14 2020
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...
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When summer arrives, the hot tub is sometimes the last place people feel like spending their time. We are here to let you know that it can actually be a really cool place to spend your time! Below are some tips on how to enjoy the heat of...
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