Category Archives: General

Friends

What makes a friend? Are they just like you? Or do opposites attract? This question came up the other night when my wife and I were playing cards with friends of ours. It was brought up that one of my … Continue reading

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Some Fun Facts About Pools

Some Fun Facts About Pools -Swimming became and Olympic event in 1896 -The oldest concrete pool was built in 1915 -The first filtration system was introduced in 1910 -Residential swimming pools became popular after World War II -The US National … Continue reading

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Evolution of Heaters

I personally have been in the pool and spa industry for around 25 years. A lot has stayed the same and a lot has changed. One thing that has changed a lot is the style of heaters one sees sold … Continue reading

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Is It Time?

In May of 2017 I lost a very dear friend, my favorite dog of all time, Sunny. Sunny was a yellow lab that my family adopted when he was maybe a year or so old. Now Sunny wasn’t the world’s … Continue reading

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Interesting Times

This past September I attended buying group meetings and the casual furniture show in Chicago. The topic that was repeatedly brought up in meetings and while visiting manufacturer’s showrooms was the tariffs that were implemented the past few months and … Continue reading

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Spa Time

Over the past few weeks I have noticed a big increase in the amount of spa chemicals being sold. I think most people use their spas all yearlong, but I know from personal experience that the number of times I … Continue reading

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Why not buy a spa?

Why should you buy a spa? The bigger question is why shouldn’t you? With winter coming on it’s the best time of year to relax in a hot soothing body of water. You deserve the rest and relaxation that a … Continue reading

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2019 Season

With winter fast approaching, we have already started getting ready for the 2019 season!! Most of our ordering for the 2019 season is already done. We placed orders in September and October 2018. That may seem crazy to order that … Continue reading

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How Time Flies

As this pool season winds down it strikes me how quickly this season has gone by. It seems like just a few weeks ago I was cursing the rain, wondering how I was gong to get the backlog of above … Continue reading

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Halloween

With Halloween approaching and being a mother, the main question I ask my children is “what do you want to be for Halloween?” My two older children are easy peasy. My four year old on the other hand is a … Continue reading

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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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My Favorite Eastgate Employee.

My favorite inground cleaner is the Aquabot Z-2. Cleans the average pool in 2-3 hours and doesn’t use your filtration system, it has its own filter. It also cleans the water line a big plus in my book. The control … Continue reading

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Memorial Day is here

And with it time for picnics, and family get togethers. This tradition dates back to the post Civil War era when at the end of May families would get together and clean the grave sites and surroundings of those sites … Continue reading

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Time Flies

We have always heard this and seen it to a certain point, but it doesn’t seem to effect us until we think back. It was just a couple years ago when I did this or that, until I look at … Continue reading

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Competitors Above Ground Sales Presentation

Our main competitor has used the same Above Ground pool presentation for a very long time. We talk to a lot of customers and we got to know what they have been told and know the question that will be … Continue reading

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