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#CheckIt4Andretti?

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03/03/2020
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Yesterday I learned of the passing of my all-time favorite race car driver, John Andretti. John was only 56 years old. He passed away on January 30th after a 3-year or so battle with colon cancer. My understanding from the many stories written about his passing is that John spent a good deal of his time the past severa…

Cantilever Umbrellas

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02/12/2020
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Are you looking for something that can make you back yard bearable in the summer? From time to time we have customer coming in looking for an awning to protect them from the sun. While we don’t carry awnings, we have, what I think is a much better, more flexible option. Treasure Garden manufactures very large cantileve…

Coming Attractions

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02/07/2020
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What many people don’t realize is just how early the buying cycle begins for the next casual furniture season. By July the next year’s casual furniture purchases are being made. As part of that buying process many outdoor furniture manufacturers head to the Merchandise Mart in Chicago to show off their latest designs a…

Coming Attractions

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01/24/2020
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While there are lots of great new collections and pieces heading to Eastgate’s casual furniture displays for the 2020 season, I am super excited about our Gathercraft Alassio. One of the reasons that I am so high on the Alassio collection is that it has a more contemporary look than most of our other collections. I jus…

2020 – Happy New Year

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01/05/2020
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Hard to believe it is 2020. Seems like just a blink of an eye ago it was getting ready to change from 1999 to 2000. The worry about impending doom and gloom for computers. Y2K, I believe is what the term was. So long ago but so recent as well. Somehow life as we knew it went rolling right along and as far as I remember…

Mira Recreation Series

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11/28/2019
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We have been carrying the Mira line of spas for about 10 years now. They have always been a popular sellers because of their tremendous value. Mira has widened their product lines extensively over the years and they have gotten better all time. Our standard Mira series has been our most popular spas for a long time but…

How Do You Recover From Your Hobbies?

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11/16/2019
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Recently for my 52nd birthday my wife bought me a propane forge. I have developed an interest in blacksmithing. After a short time trying my hand at my new hobby I realized I’m not as young as I used to be. After three or four hours of swinging a 4 pound hammer I sure am glad I have a spa to climb into. Maybe I should’…

Coming Attractions

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11/07/2019
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The weather is getting cooler and each day more and more pools are being closed. But that doesn’t mean that nothing much is going on around Eastgate Pools. After all, spring 2020 is closer than it seems and we have been prepping for it for weeks if not months behind the scenes, so to speak! In upcoming ramblings, I wou…

Furniture Closeouts

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11/01/2019
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The weather is cooling down, but our patio sales are warming up. This time of year, one would think that the interest in patio furniture would start to slow, well this doesn’t seem to be the case. Customers are looking for quality furniture at a great price and this time of year at Eastgate Pools, this is what you will…

Are We Going For The Record?

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10/25/2019
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Let me start by saying that I am a Bengal’s fan, and have been my entire life. After the whole “New Dey” emphasis during the pre-season, this regular season is turning into the same sad old Sundays. So let’s see if we can make the season memorable, like in 2002 or 2008 where we didn’t get the first W until week 9. Now …

The Teabag Pool Cover

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10/24/2019
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We discuss with customers the importance of removing the excess water from the pool cover, but I think we need to make people mindful of removing excess leaves as well. As leaves break down they begin to release tannic acid, the same acid that is released in tea leaves. Once the leaves fall and begin to degrade they be…

This Date in Reds History: October 20th

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10/20/2019
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Im sure some Reds fans know exactly what happened on October 20th of 1990. But others may not know what happened on this important day in Reds history. Lets just start with Jose Rijo was on the pitching mound for the second time in four days, and almost pitched a complete game on October 20th. So why is October 20th so…

Cool Weather Companion

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10/19/2019
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Mother Nature sure likes to play mind games sometimes! Just a week or so ago it is 90+ in October and the air conditioners are running full blast. A cold front moves thru and presto, there are frost warnings. I would say only in Cincinnati but check out Denver’s forecasts sometime and you will see I would be very wrong…

The Nature Show Continues

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10/14/2019
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A while back, I wrote about a family of hawks who have lived in my neighborhood the past two years (or maybe longer) and what a thrill it has been to watch them raise a family both years. Their nature show continues. The past 2 Saturday mornings as I get my day started with a relaxing soak in the spa, I have been able …

Exposing The Jet Myth

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09/25/2019
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Back in 2004 when I began my career here at Eastgate Pools we carried a brand of spas that focused on performance and durability, not showroom pizazz. For cost reasons that manufacturer is no longer part of our product offering, but one of their fundamental features remains a constant in the products we’ve chosen to of…

Making Clear Even Clearer

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09/12/2019
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Think your pool water is clear? It might be possible to make it even clearer, and I speak from experience. A couple of years ago I had the chance to try a 30 Day Clear Blue Cube on my own pool, and I became a huge fan, literally overnight. It was early season and my pool was just getting to the point of being pretty mu…

When You Think You’re Early, You Might Already be Late

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09/09/2019
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I’m in the middle of my 16th year here at Eastgate Pools and I’ve seen every kind of season you can imagine. When the housing market crashed, there was a significant reduction of pool sales in the industry. Lending institutions tightened their requirements and that nest egg of equity in houses effectively disappeared. …

Giving Tough News

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09/06/2019
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In most cases, installing a swimming pool is making a family’s dreams come true. And that is a fun part of being in this business. What isn’t so fun is going out to install the pool only to find out that the yard cannot accommodate the pool for one reason or another. Sometimes we find that there just isn’t space or tha…

Spas Are Not Miniature Pools

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08/27/2019
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Pool water. Spa water. Pretty much the same thing, right? Wrong! Spa water is a lot different than pool water and there are several reasons why. Number one is the water temperature. A pool generally will be kept somewhere from the mid-70’s to mid-80’s (Fahrenheit) versus the spa typically being kept somewhere from 100 …

Pool Kings

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08/16/2019
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Eastgate Pools has built its reputation on building beautiful back yard pools at an affordable price. There is a show on HGTV called Pool Kings and they specialize in extremely high end projects. While Eastgate Pools does not specialize in building custom waterfalls, rock water slides and other custom amenities, we can…

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