Category Archives: Chemicals

Banish Haziness!

This season has been a bear as far as maintaining clarity in swimming pools. Pool Pizazz is an all natural enzyme that gobbles up organic material in swimming pools and assists in keeping the pool water clear and appealing. It … Continue reading

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Benefits of Spa Frog

There are a lot of options for sanitizing your hot tub. The most popular are chlorine, bromine, Baquaspa, and mineral sanitizers. Our favorite at Eastgate Pools are the mineral sanitizers. Everyone wants to minimize harsh chemicals that leave you smelling … Continue reading

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Haziness In The Pool

This season we have been dealing with an innumerable amount of algae, mold and cloudy pools. I would like to address the issue of cloudiness and give a few ideas for remedies. When you get a cloudy pool, typically caused … Continue reading

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Some Do’s and Don’t’s of Pool Ownership:

Don’t take the skimmer or vac head off the vac pole.  Kids sometimes will drop the pole in the pool and the ‘bare’ end can punch a hole in your liner. Don’t curl up automatic vacuum hose.  It will develop … Continue reading

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H2O Detective

The H2O detective was in the heat of the summer and the line waiting for water to be tested was long. Most of the tests were straight forward low chlorine levels and cloudy water problems mostly. An older fellow was … Continue reading

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Cloudy Water!

Is your pool still cloudy and you’ve tried clarifier? Why not try a new product to our shelf, Lo-Chlor Sparkle Pills. A Lo-chlor Sparkle Pill will act as a filter aid by coating the sand with a small layer of … Continue reading

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Some Years Are Tough

And this year is especially tough. As we enjoyed a mild winter this year our pools are making us regret our enjoyment. Due to the warm water temperatures over the winter algae was able to gain a foothold, for some … Continue reading

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Water Chemistry Issues

Often times, people come in saying that they cannot seem to get their pool or spa water figured out, yet they do not bring us in a sample. It is much easier for us to diagnose your water chemistry issue … Continue reading

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A FREE Pool Chemistry lesson!

Most people don’t really understand chlorine and quite frankly, unless you are a chemist, it probably isn’t real interesting.  But here are some tips that can help you keep your pool clean, clear, and algae free: As water temperature goes … Continue reading

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No Chlorine?

Are you having a hard time maintaining your chlorine level in your pool? It could be many things. The first easy check is to test your stabilizer level (cyanuric acid). This product helps protect the chlorine from the effects of … Continue reading

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It’s that time of season again!

Pool opening time. Is it your first time opening your pool or do you simply need your pool water tested?  Here at Eastgate Pools and Spas we are glad to test your pool water.  All you need to do is … Continue reading

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The Blame Game

It was a spring day and the store was starting to more frequent water tests with customer trying to get their pool balanced for the season. The doors were wide open to allow the breeze to flow through the store … Continue reading

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H2O Detective: The Case of the Mistaken Diagnosis

It was a hot day at the beginning of August and the store was finally starting to slow down a little after a long summer of extremely heavy customer volume. Harold Osborne II, A.K.A.  H2O detective, had just finished up … Continue reading

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H2O Dectective Series: The Case Of The Haze

It was a cold day in December. A day right after Christmas and the store was quiet.  The change from  Christmas music to the standard Muzek 1980’s hit parade was an unexpected welcome to the employees swapping jokes around the … Continue reading

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Chlorine Tablets Make Great Christmas Presents!

Imagine the joy that special someone will feel when he (or she) unwraps that beautiful package to find . . . Chlorine tablet! For the pool owner, it’s usually the number one expense for the pool every year, so why … Continue reading

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