4 Ways to Maintain the Kind of Pool Kelowna Residents Can Dive Into

Hire a professional to help maintain the kind of pool Kelowna residents can enjoy without worry this summer.

Hire a professional to help maintain the kind of pool Kelowna residents can enjoy without worry this summer.

The rain and cool weather is starting to lift and many Kelowna homeowners are returning to their swimming pools, with some seeing what resembles the murky depths of Okanagan Lake.

It’s not hard to find cleaning methods that you can use for the kind of pool Kelowna residents can enjoy throughout the summer that will clear the water. However, there are also some preventative measures you can take before you take that first dip.


Here are 4 ways to maintain the kind of pool Kelowna homeowners should swim along with before plunging in:


1.    Power your pool cover 

A good winter cover is an important way to protect your pool in the months it is not being used. However, it doesn’t hurt to have the type of cover for a pool Kelowna homeowners can use throughout the summer months.

There are number of covers that retain both heat and chemicals in your pool, but there are also covers available that are better for protecting your family, especially if children are about.

Power covers can be installed on any size and shape pool and seal the pool tightly so that no one can enter until the cover is automatically retracted with the turn of a key or a push of a button.


2.    Make sure everything is working

If you haven’t had a maintenance check in a while, it doesn’t hurt to hire an expert to make sure everything is working properly.

Look for Kelowna contractors who specialize in pool maintenance and repairs. Some of the things they should be looking at include: 

  • Water levels are normal
  • Liner has no rips, tears, mould or mildew
  • Pump and filters are not blocked
  • Heater is connected and working


3.    Do not drain your pool

For those who have not placed a cover on their pool over winter (and really, you should), and have seen a high water table over the season, such as in Kelowna this year, make sure you do not drain your pool completely in order to clean it. According to an article in Popular Mechanics, emptying a pool around high groundwater can lift it out of the ground without the weight of the water holding it down. This can cause costly damage to your pool and in a worse case scenario, your entire pool would need to be replaced.


4.    Time for a little elbow grease:

After the cover is removed and repairs are done, there are still some things to do for the kind of pool Kelowna homeowners can dive into.

Start by looking up a provider of professional pool maintenance Kelowna trusts if you are uncertain of where to start. 

  • Clean out the baskets, replace or clean filter, and remove any plugs
  • Top water levels up
  • Test the water for mould and algae
  • Add chemicals, then test to make sure pH, alkalinity, calcium hardness, and chlorine levels are normal
  • Wait for water to clear
  • Vacuum pool floor and remove debris with a skimmer

For more on how to have the kind of pool Kelowna can enjoy all summer long, read our blog, Kelowna Pools: 4 Maintenance and Upgrade Items Best Left to Professionals.


Rafter 4K Contracting is known for installing and maintaining swimming pools Kelowna homeowners can enjoy for years to come. We have been servicing Kelowna with all their swimming pool needs for more than 25 years and offer a number of services, including vinyl liner and replacements, power and safety covers, equipment repair and replacement, and openings and closings.


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