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Getting New Outdoor Furniture This Fall. A Great Idea!

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09/15/2022
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And just why…? It’s simple. You’ll save money. We tend to be a society of procrastinators. You think about getting that oil change that’s already past due. Maybe next week. You think about going on that diet that sounds so promising. Maybe after the holidays. You think about getting that new set of furniture for the de…

Above-Ground Maintenance

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08/30/2022
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Swimming Pools
Summer is winding to a close. There are still many hot days left to enjoy the family pool this year. However, as kids return to school, many of you are already considering closing the pool soon. Don’t do it just yet though. One of the comments we hear in passing every year is “I closed the pool too darn early.” The ave…

Buying A Hot Tub

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08/11/2022
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Spas,Hottubs
Buying a Hot Tub In past essays, I have discussed things to consider when selecting a new or replacement hot tub. While certainly important components, I concede that insulation, support framing, and electrical requirements are certainly not ‘can’t wait-to-read’ topics. Okay, now let’s look at the more exciting feature…

Sensation Pools

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07/19/2022
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Swimming Pools
The Swimming Pool for Virtually Any Yard If you’re thinking about getting a family swimming pool, consider one that’s a little different. The Sensation Pool can be installed like a traditional above-ground pool or totally in the ground. Perhaps best of all, it can go in between. Built into a sharp hillside, it may be b…

Outdoor Umbrellas Give You Outdoor Options

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06/18/2022
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We admit, we love the sun! Let’s get that straight. As a swimming pool company, there’s little finer than glimpsing rays of sun reflecting off sparkling clear pool water. It’s special taking a cool dip, then relaxing poolside on a comfortable chaise, soaking up the sun. Then, when you get a little too hot, slipping bac…

Above Ground Pools. Quality Matters.

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06/13/2022
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Swimming Pools
Why people buy pools. It’s simple. Pools are fun for the whole family. Most people have fond memories of growing up, splashing around in the family pool or at the local YMCA. Many had a neighbor down the street with a pool. Lucky you if they invited you over for pool parties. Ah—the vacations. Some were to faraway plac…

Replacement Hot Tub Shopping

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05/12/2022
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Spas,Hottubs
An important first step. I’m going to tell you something you may not hear anywhere else. Forget about the number of jets and the horsepower of the motors. Insulation? Always important, but for this essay, it’s down the list. The tub color: insignificant! Your first concern should be…drum roll, please: electric requirem…

Building Your Round Above Ground Pool

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04/24/2022
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Swimming Pools
The installation decision. So, you’re considering getting an above ground pool but the list to get it installed is already long. It turns out that January would have been a better time to start the process, but now, here you are. You have choices. Firstly: buy the pool and wait your turn for installation. Not bad, as a…

Where to Find a Hot Tub in Greater Cincinnati

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03/24/2022
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Hottubs,Spas
First off, let’s revisit the terms ‘hot tub’ and ‘spa’. You must go back to the genesis of the industry to understand today’s terminology. Decades ago, there were ‘spas’ and there were ‘hot tubs’. Hot tubs began as round, wooden tubs with gently flowing heated water. They were more relaxing than therapeutic. Spas came …

Job Openings in Greater Cincinnati

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03/05/2022
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Yes…we are hiring! The Eastgate Pools& Spas business outlook for 2022 is strong. We have truckloads of new outdoor and sunroom furniture arriving and our warehouse is filling up. We have received several other truckloads of quality hot tubs and more will soon be here. Above-ground pools are selling and now all we need …

Hot Tubs and Winter

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02/10/2022
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Hottubs
It’s the perfect season for hot tubbing. Maybe…? I’ve always thought that winter is the best time to use a hot tub. There’s just something about sitting in hot, pulsating water while big flakes of snow gently fall, coating your hair. Still, you’re warm and toasty, even as steam turns the snow to ice. However, I realize…

Avoiding Above-Ground Pool Winter Damage

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01/26/2022
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Avoiding Above-Ground Pool Winter Damage Just as many people get an annual check-up from the doctor, you should perform a winter check-up on your pool. There are a couple of things to look for to head off unexpected trouble and pool winter damage. “But I winterized it properly…” That’s good, but things can pop up. Perh…

Gift Cards … from Eastgate Pools & Spas

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12/19/2021
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It’s Crunch Time. If you are still struggling to find a meaningful gift for a special person on your holiday list, try this. Stop at Eastgate Pools and get them a gift card. Here’s the thing: tis better to get them a card they will use instead of something unneeded or unwanted. If you are buying for a billiard player, …

Winter Grilling Tips for Your Big Green Egg

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12/13/2021
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You don’t stop eating come winter, so why stop grilling! After all, there is no better tasting steak, chop, or burger than one cooked on a Big Green Egg. Here are a few tips to make your winter grilling easier and more enjoyable. Eggs are Meant to be Used Year-Round. I’ve met people that think they can’t use a ceramic …

Above-Ground Pool Strategy 2022

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11/20/2021
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Swimming Pools
Pool Strategy If you are searching for guidance on wintertime pool care, this commentary won’t help you. However, I’ve done that in two recent posts with Swimming Pool Winterization and Leaf Covers and Nets. Feel free to click on the links and check them out. If you have unexplained questions or concerns, a quick call …

Hot Tub Shell Colors

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11/01/2021
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Hottubs,Spas
Many potential hot tub or spa shoppers anguish over picking the ‘right’ color of hot tub. I want to shed a little light on the subject of hot tub shell colors, both literally and figuratively. Confused? Please read on. A Salesperson’s Frustration. During my active selling career, I sold just under 800 hot tubs. However…

Leaf Covers and Nets

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10/20/2021
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General,Swimming Pools
Changing Fall Colors October is a beautiful time of year. Trees are showing about every color in the rainbow and a drive through the country can be quite enjoyable. Yes, everyone loves the annual fall kaleidoscope of color. Unfortunately, those colorful leaves ultimately drop from the trees, and for pool owners, they m…

Pool Cues Or is it ‘Billiard’ Cues?

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10/03/2021
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Billiards
Pool Cues or Billiard Cues? Call them whatever you want. Both are accepted terms, but at the heart of the matter, they’re just pieces of wood. Right? Sure. Just like the Mona Lisa is no different than the paint-by-number stuff I did as a child. Quality pool cues can be works of art, with custom inlay designs or silk-sc…

Swimming Pool Winterization

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09/13/2021
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Chemicals,Swimming Pools
Proper Chemicals Make a Difference First, I’ll state that this blog is not about the step-by-step process of swimming pool winterization and safely closing your pool. For our above ground owners, that information is on our website. Click: http://sparcomanual.com/dealers/eastgate/eastgate_manual_017.htm. In-ground pools…

Fall Pool Care

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08/28/2021
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Fall Pool Care Labor Day signals the traditional end of summer, but swimming pool fun doesn’t need to end there. Unfortunately, come Labor Day, people begin shutting down their pools for the year. In my opinion, this is a BIG mistake. Fall is a GREAT time to swim. Kids are back in school, so you get the pool to yoursel…

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