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pool and spa culture around the world

My wife is from Estonia. I met her there teaching English back in the late 90’s. Every winter we go back to visit her parents and family. It’s always fairly cool in Estonia and in the winter, even more so. … Continue reading

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Mesh cover? Open your pool early.

The advantage to opening a pool earlier, rather than later is that it is much easier to grow algae in a warmer pool. As the temperature increases outside and the water temperature starts warming, algae is starting to thrive. If … Continue reading

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Automatic Pool Covers

When purchasing a pool there are a lot of decisions to be made and whether to get an automatic cover is one the people struggle with most. Every year automatic covers become a little more popular, so should you get … Continue reading

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Winter Winds And Learning The Hard Way

We only get to experience our first time closing our pool, one time. So let’s do it right. One thing new above ground pool owners don’t take into account when winterizing their pool, is the wind whipping and beating up … Continue reading

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Happy Spalidays

As the merry days keep ringing, happy spalidays to you! There is nothing to get you in the Christmas spirit like a hot tub on a cold December day. Imagine a cold December evening. The neighborhood is decorated in lights for the impending … Continue reading

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More on Big Green Egg

The most delicious food I have ever cooked was on my Big Green Egg. I saw it on Youtube and since I love salmon, I thought I would give it a try. This is how it’s done. Purchase salmon with skin … Continue reading

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Big Green Egg. Join the Club!

I see it every week in the retail store. Customers walk in and see our Big Green Egg display and are drawn to it. They are drawn to it typically because they know someone that has one and that person … Continue reading

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Your Grandkids Will Thank You…

Baby boomers have gone pool crazy! You want to know why? Grandkids. Baby Boomers are starting to retire and with a lifetime of hard work and saving, you know what they want to do? They want to spend time with … Continue reading

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Get Ready For Warmer Days

It happens every year about this time. The days grow longer with the warmth of the day increasing little by little, until we are fully into spring. For those of you out there that feel like I do, and are … Continue reading

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Swimming Pool by Emily The Great

I was in my car this morning and heard a really neat song on NPR’s, Songs We Love. The song was by Emily the Great and it was titled, Swimming Pool. Like most employees, my work becomes a lot of … Continue reading

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Simple Spa

Eastgate Pools has been around for a very long time–nearly 40 years. We have always prided ourselves on being the most knowledgeable chemical and service company in the Greater Cincinnati area. Of course this means also knowing what new products … Continue reading

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Baseball Sales Event

While we at Eastgate Pools are used to having fantastic and widely popular sales events, it appears our Major League baseball franchise has decided to have a massive sale of their own. You can now buy slightly used professional baseball … Continue reading

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A Pool Under the Tree

Have you been thinking of a new way to decorate your home for the holidays? Try putting an inground pool under the tree! Well, the excavation would be tough, but if you want to impress the relatives and neighbor, you’ll … Continue reading

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Smoked Turkey

Are you hosting Thanksgiving this year and looking to do something special that everyone will remember for years to come? Don’t deep fry your turkey! Smoke it instead! Our Kamado Joe slow cookers are perfect for a Thanksgiving bird. The … Continue reading

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Contracting a pool now for next year

We are fairly close to wrapping up our 2016 pool installation season. That doesn’t mean you should put off buying to next summer though. Contracting a pool in 2015 for a 2016 install has many advantages. First of all, you … Continue reading

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