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The Learning Never Stops

I’ve been in the pool business for 15 years now and in the outdoor leisure industry for even longer than that.  As with anything, offerings and information are constantly evolving, and new improvements continue to make pool and spa ownership … Continue reading

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Crab Shells For Clarity?

One of the most common concerns with pool and spa water is the clarity of the water.  Nothing is less inviting than cloudy water.  What is even more frustrating is trying to address that cloudiness and it can crop up … Continue reading

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Liner Rehangs

When it comes time to have your liner replaced I think it is fair to say that the main goal is to have your pool looking like new again…or as close to it as possible.  There are a lot of … Continue reading

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Simple Spa is THE Spa Solution…Solution

For a few years now we have been predominantly putting new spa customers on our Simple Spa program.  I won’t get into every detail of the program, but I thought it important to elaborate on the one component that most … Continue reading

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Another Newbie!!!

Every year we try to freshen things up on the showroom floor.  We want to keep some of the most popular looks and introduce some items that offer something new and unique.  Over the last several years we’ve had no … Continue reading

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Allow Me to Introduce….

Emaline Rose Weaver!  Our family has grown to four with the birth of this tiny little girl on December 27th (Just in the nick of time for taxes).  At 5 lbs. 14 oz. and 19 inches long she was even … Continue reading

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No Time Like the Present!!

This year, perhaps more than any other year I can recall, I found customers were just a little late to get some of the items they really needed and wanted.  Once again we sold out of Inground pool installation dates … Continue reading

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Coming to Your Eastgate Showroom…

Over the last several years Berlin Gardens has become one of the most successful product lines in our many years of selling casual furniture.  We’ve spoken before about the story behind this great furniture, but this year we are going … Continue reading

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You’re Never Too Short for a Hot Tub!

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had a couple come in to look at hot tubs and one is a full foot taller than the other.  That can create some concerns for both parties.  Generally the taller party … Continue reading

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Use Your Time Wisely…

I always had positive remarks from my teachers as a kid with the exception of the category above.  I usually received an “N” for Needs to Improve.  They would say I was “visiting with my neighbors too much” or any … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Family!!!

Every new beginning can be frightening, or motivational, or thought provoking.  I’m not sure that any of those really qualify here, BUT we are very pleased to introduce a new hot tub to our already extensive Mira lineup.  As always, … Continue reading

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Pump it Off

Every year we hear different stories from our customers about what they do or do not do about water on their pool cover.  Regardless of what you might normally do, you should absolutely get any accumulating water off of the … Continue reading

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New Skimmer Plug

I’m sure some of you are familiar with the foam plug that can be used in your above ground pool skimmer called the Skimmer Plug.  The point of the plug is to prevent you from having to drop the water … Continue reading

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Use it Up!

I had a customer asking me today about buying 3” tablets and whether they would still be effective next year.  In a word…Yes!  Generally speaking granular and tablet forms of pool and spa chemicals will last at least a couple … Continue reading

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Options Abound!!!

A few months ago we introduced our new line of Island Grills, Outdoor Fireplaces, and Pergolas from Housewarmings Outdoor.  Well, they have already improved their offerings in their Island Grills.  Originally we were only able to offer two granite finishes … Continue reading

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