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Kelowna Pool Upgrades Best Left to Professionals

Kelowna pools sometimes require additional maintenance and upgrades to keep running in peak condition.

Kelowna pools sometimes require additional maintenance and upgrades to keep running in peak condition.

Having a pool in your backyard is a luxury in the Okanagan. Rather than heading down to the beach to cool off, Kelowna pools are like having your own personal oasis where you can swim with who you want, when you want. But in order to provide maximum enjoyment, they require ongoing maintenance. 

Some pool care routines are easy enough for the average homeowner to handle. This could include:

  • Monitoring water balance (pH, hardness, alkalinity etc.)
  • Taking water samples
  • Skimming pool surface
  • Vacuuming pool
  • Cleaning outdoor deck around the pool
  • Topping up with water 

Other maintenance tasks for Kelowna pools might be best left to general contractors Kelowna residents trust to take care of their homes.


1. Vinyl Liner Replacements

Replacing the vinyl liners in Kelowna pools can be a fairly expensive project. Fortunately, a typical liner can last upwards of 12 years before it needs to be replaced. And with advancements in technology, new liners tend to:

  • Provide better UV resistance to the Okanagan sun
  • Come in a wider array of patterns and colours
  • Offer better resistance to punctures and other damage 

As part of your monthly maintenance routine, it’s a good idea to inspect your pool liner for holes, tears and any other signs of damage. If you catch it early enough, you can usually repair the liner, rather than replace the entire thing.

Finding general contractors Kelowna homeowners recommend is a good place to start when looking for someone to replace your liner.


2. Power and Safety Covers

If you don’t already have one, a safety cover (or a power cover) is a worthy consideration for people with Kelowna pools. As the name implies, these covers enhance safety by preventing children, pets and other critters from accidentally falling in your pool. 

In addition to peace of mind, safety covers and power covers provide a number of important benefits: 

  • Help retain heat and chemicals
  • Keep leaves and other debris out of pool
  • Reduce evaporation

If you already have a pool, there’s a good chance you can have a safety cover retrofitted. They can be designed to fit most pool shapes. 


3. Equipment Maintenance

There is a surprising amount of equipment required to make your pool run safely and efficiently, including: 

  • Pumps
  • Filters
  • Heaters
  • Control systems

In order to service these components, not only do you have to know how they work, but you also have to have access to the appropriate parts should something need replacing.


4. Opening and Closing

Closing down Kelowna pools for the winter and opening them up for summer both require expertise. If you were to overlook a particular item on your winterization checklist, or perform a task incorrectly, it could lead to costly problems when you go to start it back up in spring.

If you’re considering building a new pool, check out our post: Pool Construction in Kelowna.

 

Do you have a backyard pool that’s in need of repair or upgrading? Contact Rafter4K to book a consultation. We have an extensive background in installing and maintaining Kelowna pools.

 

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