Looking for billiard cues? Just stop in to take a look at our large selection of cues. We have one piece, two piece and jump break cues for all your needs. We also have a huge selection of closeout cues at incredible pricing. The closeout cues are available for savings of up to 70% off the retail price. Come in today and secure yourself a new cue to keep you on the top of your game.
“The customer is always right”. This is a mantra that all of us have heard, and we at Eastgate Pools and Spas try to adhere to. There are times though that as sales professionals we must insist that the customer is not right. I believe that it is incumbent upon us, as sales professionals, to do everything in our power to make sure that the products that we are selling are best suited to fit the customer needs. Please keep in mind that if we deviate from what you have requested it is not in an effort to be confrontational, but to provide you with products and information to better serve you as a customer. In situations like this please allow us to explain why we have selected a different item for your needs. We will be more than happy to provide you with the item you have requested, but we will also provide you with additional information in order to show the reason why we are presenting you with a different option.-Chris-
…..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.
What is typically the first question you ask an employee at Eastgate Pools? Why is my water green? How do I clean up this cloudy mess? Chances are, if you have children, the first question out of your mouth is probably where is Dos? 99% of the time, we can tell you how to fix your pool water, but being able to tell you where Dos the Cat is at is usually more of a dilemma. Dos is our beautiful and lively cat who resides in our store and entertains all of our guests. You could usually see her racing through the parking lot or lounging back on one of our inviting day-beds. Dos is quite the princess around here, so much that she has her own Facebook page that you can make her your friend on at any time. Whether you are at home or making a trip in, Dos is happy to greet you and put a smile on your face.
Congratulations to all of our 33rd Annual Anniversary Sale prize winners!
And thanks to everyone for coming out to help us celebrate.
Now that spring has sprung we are ready to meet the needs of every patio and deck in the area. Once again we have spent the off-season doing everything in our power to provide our customers with quality furniture options at fair prices. With our recent induction into the Casual Classics buying group we have an even greater ability to save you money without sacrificing quality and durability. I’ve personally sold furniture for over 15 years and I can say without hesitation that some of our new groupings are values I’ve never seen. If you are thinking of updating your outdoor environment do yourself a favor and check out what we have to offer. I’m sure you won’t be disappointed. We look forward to seeing you soon!!
This season has taken off to a roaring start and I have taken the time to personally analyze every new piece of furniture that has hit our sales floor. As a woman of elegance, I have really taken to a few of the sets and may even purchase a new set this season. I am typically attracted to the ornate outdoor furniture with beautiful curves and classical styling. But, this year, much like last year, I have been drawn to our Poly sets from Berlin Gardens.
Berlin Gardens has managed to build furniture that will last a lifetime. Durable, well-crafted and available in a variety of playful colors and options, Berlin Gardens offers something to satisfy all taste buds. I believe I will purchase the counter height set with the side adirondack and ottoman. It will suit the layout of my deck and will assuredly live up to the wear and tear my dogs will inherently attack them with. Along with the heavy-duty Poly sets from Berlin Gardens, I have been attracted to our new Boca set from Casual Classics.
Classic styling and beautifully crafted cast aluminum frames is sure to appeal to anyone in search of some functional yet ornamental outdoor sets. The Boca collections satisfies without exception. Elegant and classy, the Boca dining set offers two sizes for outdoor parties or simple get togethers. Aggressively priced to sell, we are eager to have our customers see this set and take it home with them.
All in all, we have multiple new furniture sets that everyone should come in and check out. You already know which sets I enjoy and I implore you to come in and create your own preferences. Once you find what you prefer we can set you up with a delivery date and fulfill your outdoor furniture desires.
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…?
Is it something you look forward to or put off til the last minute? I have a 27′ aboveground pool and it holds 17,200 gallons of liquid fun. I work here at Eastgate Pools so opening my pool green and dirty is not an option. I have the simple salt system on my pool and that takes the chance of a nasty opening out of the picture. When it’s good swim weather outside I’m here at the store doing what I do best, sharing my knowledge with the masses but it doesn’t leave a lot of time for me to care for the pool. I don’t have a lot of time because in the pool business summer is king. Therefore, simple salt was a necessity. This system takes the worry out of opening, summer care and closing, and it keeps me swimming comfortably all season long.
We go through a lot of change as a new season approaches. Yesterday we posted some photos of our Technicians opening our Inground pool. Today they proceeded to open the rest of the pools and got some painting done indoors. In the following videos you will see a number of different things. It starts by taking a short walk through our store. You will see one of our Service Technician painting one of our walls and getting it ready to hang new materials. It will then take you through our pool lot. You will see that we have a lot going on out there. We are filling pools, hanging new liners, starting up pumps and filters and getting everything started for 2013. In the final shots you will see that even the Aquabot is already hard at work cleaning our Inground. Check out the video here Getting Started on a New Year
Many customer today are asking about salt systems. Their friends or family have one and love it, but most customers don’t fully understand how it will benefit them and have noticed the rather large up front cost.
Here are some benefits and reasons many customers are going to a salt system.
1. Saves time- The pool needs to have chlorine or it will go green. So, if a customer has a standard chlorinator they must go out to the chlorinator every 4 or 5 days and add chlorine tablets. Chlorinators have o rings which need to be lubricated or replaced often, the lid is usually tough to get off and the customer has to run to the store to buy more chlorine and find a place to store it. The only thing a salt system needs is a sufficient level of salt. Salt is a solid and once in the water, it stays (oceans stay salty). Generally a customer only needs to add salt to a pool on average twice a year, when opening and around July. The rest of the time the salt system is there running and without effort from the customer, sanitizing the pool.
2. Saves money- Buying a salt system is an investment. There is no denying it. If you do the math with the customer, you can show them it will pay off. The average customer spends about
$400 a year on chlorine tabs and shock. When you do the math it takes about 4 years to make back the money on the investment. Also, since the system takes care of the water, there are less water problems, which end up costing the greatest amount to fix. Take this into consideration with the average customer having a couple different water problems in a year, with each problem costing around $100 to fix. The system really pays for itself in the long run.
3. Ease of use- You can’t get any easier. The system tells you if you need salt and only have to push the arrow up or down to change the production levels. Beats wrestling with the chlorinator.
4. Peace of mind- I use an analogy when describing the maintenance of a pool. I compare it to mowing the lawn. When the loan needs mowed, if you wait an extra day or two to get to it, it’s ok. The grass will be a little taller but, no harm. Since the pool needs chlorine, if the work of sanitizing the pool is procrastinated and put off, the pool will go green. With a salt system, you have the peace of mind of knowing that the system is doing it’s job whether you get to it or not.
Another key advantage of a salt system that gives a consumer peace of mind and saves them money involves the fundamental difference between tablet chlorine and the raw form of chlorine that is manufactured by the salt system. First of all, chlorine is a gas. In tablet form they need to attach the chlorine gas to other solids. The problem with this is, the fillers that they need to use will shorten the life of the pool water and eventually make it necessary to drain the pool empty and refill. Since salt systems produce the pure form of chlorine, there is no residual left over and therefore, no solids building up in the pool making it necessary for the customer to waste all of their water.
Winter is a transitional season and also a season of growth and change. Here at Eastgate Pools it is no different. We have undergone slight remodeling and are ready to exit the proverbial cocoon for the upcoming pool season, flying high and beautiful. If you have been in the store in the last week or two you will have noticed some of these minor changes. We have new product on the shelves, including new pool lights, pool candle floaters and a variety of other swimming pool accessories to make your pool year shine. We also got in our extended line of brushes, vac-heads and nets with some new additions this season. We’re prepared to take on another year with smiles and some fantastic new inventory. Now it’s time for you to come on in and get prepared yourself.
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
So now it’s officially over. In my eyes the season was always over after the Super Bowl, and the Pro Bowl never really mattered. This is the tough time of year for Cincinnati sports fans. Don’t get me wrong I do enjoy watching the Bearcats, and the Musketeers but if neither of them are playing it makes for a long evening. I am a baseball fan, but don’t go gaga over pitchers and catchers reporting. I am soured over both the NHL and the NBA and their labor dispute shortened seasons the past couple seasons. So what do you sports fans do to pass the time for the next month? Once you hit March, college basketball gets into tournament play, and there are actual baseball games to watch, but February sports are very lacking. Please don’t tell me to watch The Bachelor, American Idol, Survivor, etc. as in my opinion they have all outlived their useful life. Any ideas?
Next time you are in the store and looking at anything from chemicals to accessories or even toys, you will see a few new tags on closeout items and sale items. If you’re in need of a new automatic cleaner for this upcoming new season or simply a toy for that special someone, stop in and check out the savings. You will see new pink closeout tags and yellow sale tags. You’ll want to keep a close eye for the pink closeout tags (typically you’ll save the most), and the savings are continued to the yellow sale tags. We have savings to suit the needs of almost anyone. So, hop in that beautiful car of yours and come down to experience the savings firsthand.