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Cincinnati Red Stockings

The United States consisted of 37 states. Ulysses S Grant was sworn in as President. The Golden Spike was driven into the ground in Promontory, Utah to create the first trans-continental railroad. Jesse James committed his first confirmed bank robbery. … Continue reading

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Could This Be The Year?

Every year it seems multiple times per year hope springs eternal that this year will be the year. Whether it is the Reds, the Bengals, the Bearcats or the Musketeers, we have that undying hope that this is the year … Continue reading

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Pothole Season

No one is ever excited to think of this ongoing menace of the roads, but if you think about it it is a good sign. The freeze and thaw cycles that open these kidney rattling asphalt craters are a sign … Continue reading

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How Time Flies

As this pool season winds down it strikes me how quickly this season has gone by. It seems like just a few weeks ago I was cursing the rain, wondering how I was gong to get the backlog of above … Continue reading

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Memorial Day is here

And with it time for picnics, and family get togethers. This tradition dates back to the post Civil War era when at the end of May families would get together and clean the grave sites and surroundings of those sites … Continue reading

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Time Flies

We have always heard this and seen it to a certain point, but it doesn’t seem to effect us until we think back. It was just a couple years ago when I did this or that, until I look at … Continue reading

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Ideas for spring

As the weather warms and things return to green it seems every year we are looking spruce up our outdoor living space. From the standard items of mulching and leaf clean up, to figuring out what to plant in what … Continue reading

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What is Opening Day without the Parade

I remember not so long ago when the Cincinnati Reds were given the honor to kick off the season every year. You also always knew that before the game kicked off that same day there was a parade that wound … Continue reading

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Value VS. Cost

I think this is something that we have forgotten in the grand scheme of life, that there is a difference between the two. If I need a tool that I plan on using once or twice for a specific project … Continue reading

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Spectacular Wooded Lot

This line grabs your attention right? When the listing agent puts this on the real estate listings you think ” I will have some mature trees, providing good shade that will be nice.” We all too quickly forget the scourge … Continue reading

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A Mild Winter

I must say I enjoyed the winter that wasn’t this year. Admittedly I like snow, but I like the lower Duke bills more than the snow. I know the kids are bummed that there minimal to no snow days this … Continue reading

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Let’s face it everything gets older.

When my wife met me 20 years ago I was a handsome young man, and now I’m just a man. When you bought your car it was the hottest thing on the road, now you hope it makes it down … Continue reading

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Spring Is Here!

Spring is here. Must be here right? The season ending football game is over, pitchers and catchers are getting ready to report to spring training, and I even saw the beginnings of daffodils poking up through the ground. Even though … Continue reading

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The Perfect Blog

One of my esteemed colleagues informed me today that he had written the world’s most perfect blog. Upon reading it I have decided that it is not the world’s most perfect blog as he didn’t mention anything at all about … Continue reading

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Information and mis-information

Sometimes we have customers come in with “information” from another pool and spa store that leaves us scratching our heads. For those of you who have owned your pool for an extended period of time you know that the information … Continue reading

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