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Swimming Pool Maintenance Mistakes

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Having your own swimming pool is incredible, especially in Kelowna and the Okanagan with all the hot summer days.  Caring for a pool is easy once you know how to look after it properly. If you get yourself into a routine it will be second nature!  Also, by establishing a routine to care for your swimming pool it will take much less time than letting things build up which will cause more work and money.


Some mistakes to avoid when maintaining your pool are:


Forgetting to check on your pool chemistry regularly.  This is a big no no for your pool and the people that swim in it!  You should check your water chemistry two to three times a week, it only takes a minute. Valley Pool and Spa Kelowna offers free water testing if you bring in a water sample. We are also more than happy to give you education on water chemistry.


Running your swimming pool pump for to short of a time period.  Make sure you run your pump for a minimum of 8 hours a day.  Running your pool pump keeps the water circulating and clean.


Not cleaning the salt cell or chlorine generator in your saltwater pool. If you have a saltwater swimming pool be sure to keep the salt cell or chlorine generator clean.  Saltwater pools are less maintenance, but the salt can also cause damage by letting it build up inside the generator.  If too much salt builds up it may not produce the appropriate levels of chlorine that your pool needs.


Not cleaning your skimmer basket.  Quickly check on your skimmer basket frequently so that your pool does’t start to gather debris.  If your swimming pool starts to get to debris in it, the water can’t circulate efficiently and could cause damages.


Not skimming, vacuuming and brushing your pool.  Debris and algae build up pretty quick.  Save your swimming pool filter by routine cleaning.  We know this is never fun but needs to be done!  Maybe you want to treat yourself to autovac and let it do the job for you.


If you need advice on swimming pool maintenance and or service we are more than happy to assist you at Valley Pool and Spa Kelowna.  Drop us line, drop in or if you prefer to call our experienced staff!