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.
Posted on Aug 4, 2018 by West Coast Pool & Spa
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.
Posted on Jul 22, 2018 by West Coast Pool & Spa
Backyard pools can provide many hours of fun, especially for their kids. These are simple steps that families can follow to keep their backyard pools safe.
Posted on Jul 1, 2018 by West Coast Pool & Spa
I'm sure you'll agree that the pool is an excellent place to spend your summers. I mean, who doesn’t want to spend their free time relaxing on a pool float in the sun with a refreshing drink in hand? Especially when you've been waiting all winter for pool season to finally arrive! With that in mind, pools can be dangerous for our fur-babies *insert sad face here!*
Posted on Jun 15, 2018 by West Coast Pool & Spa
If you’ve ever spent an afternoon in the sun at a pool party, you’re probably familiar with sunscreen. Or at least, you should be. We’ve all heard how important it is to wear sunscreen, but most of us don’t really understand why. To help clear things up, here are some common myths and misconceptions about sunscreen explained.
Posted on Jun 3, 2018 by West Coast Pool & Spa