…..You’ll know someone got something good. Real good! Probably new casual furniture from Eastgate Pools & Spas. Or maybe a new Swiss Grill or a super-duper hot tub.
Ask your neighbor. They’ll tell you. Then come in and see us for your own.
Congratulations to all of our 33rd Annual Anniversary Sale prize winners!
And thanks to everyone for coming out to help us celebrate.
It is the time of year where we will get quite a few calls from people that think they need a new liner. They just took the cover off and the pool is half empty and they think it is the liner leaking. Could be but…
…I’d like a dollar for every customer that I saved a lot of money. Here’s a more likely scenario: You did your job and kept the cover pumped off during the winter months. But unbeknownst to you, not only were you pumping the cover off, you were also pulling water through the cover via small pinholes in the cover. So, for every 10 gallons of water you pulled off the top of the cover, you drained 1-3 from under the cover.
Before you buy a new liner, try this: Fill the pool and notice exactly where the waterline is on the skimmer plate. Check it for a few days. If it stays the same there are no leaks and no need for a new liner.
Now about that winter cover…?
I know that many Kentucky basketball fans are disappointed with their beloved Wildcats’ omission from the Big Dance. The same applies to Tennessee, Alabama, and Virginia followers. But those ‘slights’ pale in comparison to the greatest injustice of the entire draw. No Ohio University. Well, actually that was expected. You can’t lose to Akron three blasted times and make the field of sixty-eight. What really stinks is only getting a #6 seed in the NIT! AND having to travel to Denver for the first round. Apparently the NIT selection committee didn’t see my boys play nor did they see the 10K PLUS they regularly drew for home games.
Oh well. Wait till next year!
Our Early Start Sale is now underway.
If you have been considering an inground pool, this is an incredibly strong offer with up to $10,000 off on already well-priced package specials. Plus a FREE cuddle cove that’s worth another $1700-$2000.
Yes, there is snow on the ground now but it won’t be long before the grass greens up and temperatures start to rise.
These specials are ‘incentives’ for early buyers to take the plunge right now. Then when summer is in full swing, they can take a real plunge in their own swimming pool.
And if you want a hot tub, I’ve got more than 40 on display, including some new mark-downs that will amaze you. Stop in today while selection is its best.
Congratulation to Adrienne from everyone here at Eastgate Pools & Spas! She won the fantastic luxury hot tub that was part of the Grand Prize Package in the Warm 98 Get Warm contest. For those of you that saw it here in the store, you know she won an amazing hot tub. And for those that didn’t win, well…we’ll be glad to help you pick out your own hot tub, and with the savings we have going on units right now, we think you’ll be happy. And at last count, I had 50+ hot tubs on display so the selection is great. -Max
Hard to say. We travel well. We do get a lot of calls from people asking if we will build a pool or deliver a hot tub to where they live. It all depends. Our first rule is that we want to be able to guarantee service on any product we can sell and if you are too far away, we can’t do this. Please remember that if we build a pool for you, part of your deal is the assurance that we’ll take care of all the needs that arise after the sale.
So where do we go? To points east, we have gone as far east as Jackson Ohio, Bainbridge, and Greenfield. To the north—Dayton, Court House, Wilmington, Oxford, and Middletown. Going South, we’re happy to serve Sparta, Union, Owenton, Crittendon, Maysville, and surrounding areas. And to the west, our good friends in Indiana are covered if you are in Lawrenceburg, Vevay, Sunman, or Moore’s Hill. And in all cases, maybe just a little farther.
Baseball used to be more colorful with nicknames for many players. Charlie Hustle, Doggie, Tom Terrific, Spuds, Chief, Mr. Perfect…these are just a few for ex-Reds players. You’re probably pretty familiar with most of them. But if you’ve been to Eastgate Pools and overheard our intercom, you may have heard a few of Eastgate nicknames too. Can you guess who they are?
Good luck guessing ‘cause I’m not telling! –Max
It’s free agent time and the Reds are in the market for free agents. Here are 10 key possibilities that I’d go after:
- Tony Perez. I don’t care if he is 70 years old—I’ll take him! Best clutch hitter in Reds history and I’m sure he would satisfy our need for a right handed hitting 1st baseman (sorry Joey—you’re headed to left and that solves that problem).
- Chris Stynes. Why not? Great all-around player and he can play every position, including starting pitcher, closer, and long-man. I think he could also manage.
- Andre Dawson. Now that he has been pulled out of the ivy at Wrigley, I think he’s got some good years left in him, at least as a pinch hitter.
- Leo Cardenas. Hey, I played softball against this guy and he can still glove it. That frees up Cozart as trade bait. I’d trade him to whoever has the rights to Joe Torre. I’m sure Joe can still catch and he once hit into four double plays in one game. No strikeouts here—the man makes contact!
- Dennis Rodman. Okay—I know he was a basketball player but this team could use some characters and he qualifies.
- Jim Maloney. He’s rested. Just give us 6 good innings or the occasional no-hitter.
- Warren Beatty. Hey, he starred in the movie “Reds”, so why not the real thing?
- Chuck Norris. Anybody this tough HAS to be an asset to any sports team.
- Kevin Costner. I know he’s an actor but he’s played in several movies about baseball. He’s been a catcher and a pitcher and you can NEVER have too many experienced catchers or pitchers.
- Ashley Judd. She’d put me in the stadium! ‘Nuff said.
…er…Propane gas that is!
I know that many of you are used to going to some convenience store and just swapping out your old tank for a pre-filled one. Here are some reasons that is not a good idea:
- You know the quality of your old tank but what about the one you are getting in exchange?
- Does your new tank leak? We check them here to make sure that there are no leaks.
- Tanks have a 12-year life span from the date stamped on it. Are you exchanging a new tank for one on its last legs?
- How much gas are you really getting at the exchange place? Ah—here is the real clincher. Tanks are filled by weight, not gallons, but if you do the math, exchange places provide approximately 3 gallons of gas in one of their tanks. We fill the tank to the allowable limit and provide you with approximately 4.6 gallons—an extra 33+% MORE than the exchange places.
So bring us your tank, let us inspect it to make sure it is okay, and let us help you stretch your propane budget. You’ll like our gas. –Max
Because we have quartz room heaters! You can be hot too. We carry the world-famous EdenPURE lineup and right now have several demo models at substantial savings, as well as stocked inventory of their in-demand Gen 4 model. But if you want something a little less expensive, check out our Infinity line of quartz room heaters. We have three handcrafted wooden cabinet finishes (light and dark oak and new for this year, walnut). Infinity features digital readouts, thermostatic controls, and hand held remotes.
The benefit of all quartz heaters is that they do not rob the air of valuable water vapor that helps hold the heat in the room. Don’t be fooled by economy lines. They are frequently not quartz and they don’t put out the same amount of heat.
And for the ultimate—come see our EdenGLOW Electric Fireplace. It features a genuine oak cabinet and the famous EdenPURE quartz heater, all rolled into one very attractive ‘fireplace’. Add in realistic simulated flames and you’ve got something that will keep you warm and look good too! Space conservative and easy to assemble!
Stop in—see us—get hot! –Max
Well, it was a GREAT summer for us. Inground and aboveground pool sales were exceptional – one of our best years ever. Casual furniture was a little sluggish while the 100 degree + heat wave was upon us, but rebounded this fall with lots of customers getting great deals on end-of-the-season specials.
The net result: we worked hard and are resting up for the fall hot tub season. We have lots of great deals on stock models as well as special purchases.
And our director of customer service? Well, as you can see, Dos is tuckered out too. Stop in and give her a gentle nudge. She’s always glad to see you. –Max
Okay—we’re not a big hurricane area, but on occasion, we get some pretty good leftovers from hurricane paths. More likely are severe thunderstorms and the occasional tornado. So what do you do if you have a pool surrounded by patio furniture? You don’t want to see it blown into the pool or into the neighbor’s yard. Or to another state! Glass top tables are not meant to fly, especially into your pool. So don’t let it happen. Put the furniture in a safe place…in the pool!
Seriously. The good people down south know this. When a big storm is brewing, they gently place furniture in the pool and let the water act as a natural buffer or cushion. Just make sure there are no rough edges on the furniture and get it out as soon as the storm passes. –Max
Okay—your first season of pool ownership is approaching an end. Now what do you do to get ready for winter?
For our customers, complete winterization procedures are on the CD we gave you when you purchased your pool. Is it lost or won’t load? No problem. Just go to www.eastgatepools.com and click on ‘tips’. Then go to ‘owner’s manuals’. We have it on line for you there too. No computer? Stop in and we can give you a written copy of our preferred winterization steps for your pool.
Now one note about pool winterization: Don’t take short cuts. Follow all the steps and you won’t have any problem. I had a customer that came in last year with and cracked filter. When I asked him if he had followed all the winterizing steps, his response was “Most of them!” Folks, that won’t work. It’s like being pregnant—you either are or you aren’t. You either followed he directions or you didn’t.
Not sure of something? Just call us or stop in and let us clear the confusion. –Max
Hot tub season has seemingly become a year-round thing, but most will agree that the best time to use a hot tub is the fall and winter. There’s something about watching the trees change colors while listening to your favorite college football team. For me, that means Ohio University continuing their dominance over their biggest rival—Miami. (With apologies to my youngest, who is a freshman at Miami this fall.) And when the cool weather turns to snow, there’s nothing better than sitting in a hot tub while you enjoy the Bengals pounding the Browns or Steelers.
So get the water changed and get ready for a great season of college football and hot-tubbing. –Max