Category Archives: General

The Joys of A Pool

Hard to believe, but year one of having an inground pool is coming to a close, and what a year it has been. Sure, things got off to a muddy start when heavy spring rains washed mud into the new … Continue reading

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Coming to Your Eastgate Showroom…

Over the last several years Berlin Gardens has become one of the most successful product lines in our many years of selling casual furniture.  We’ve spoken before about the story behind this great furniture, but this year we are going … 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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Spectacular Wooded Lot

This line grabs your attention right? When the listing agent puts this on the real estate listings you think ” I will have some mature trees, providing good shade that will be nice.” We all too quickly forget the scourge … Continue reading

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Looking For A New Outdoor Patio Furniture Set?

Now that we are officially in the Fall, we have recently reduced the price on some furniture sets. Anything from a round bar height table with 4 swivels, to a large oval that comes with 6 chairs but can add … 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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It’s getting to be hot tub weather.

Do you keep your spa running all year long? There are several schools of thought on this. As a spa owner and an avid user I do keep it up and going year round. I know some people might say … Continue reading

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Covers

My absolute favorite time of year to enjoy a spa is in the fall and winter, but has your spa cover seen better days?  We can order you a new cover if you provide us with the size of  the … Continue reading

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A Mild Winter

I must say I enjoyed the winter that wasn’t this year. Admittedly I like snow, but I like the lower Duke bills more than the snow. I know the kids are bummed that there minimal to no snow days this … Continue reading

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You’re Never Too Short for a Hot Tub!

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had a couple come in to look at hot tubs and one is a full foot taller than the other.  That can create some concerns for both parties.  Generally the taller party … Continue reading

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Use Your Time Wisely…

I always had positive remarks from my teachers as a kid with the exception of the category above.  I usually received an “N” for Needs to Improve.  They would say I was “visiting with my neighbors too much” or any … Continue reading

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Spring Is Here!

Spring is here. Must be here right? The season ending football game is over, pitchers and catchers are getting ready to report to spring training, and I even saw the beginnings of daffodils poking up through the ground. Even though … Continue reading

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Pool Table Felt…Cloth

Okay–I have always called it ‘felt’ and have been corrected many times. What I called ‘felt’ is more accurately ‘cloth’. Whatever it is called, if you are considering putting new on your pool table (or is that ‘billiard table’?), we … Continue reading

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It May Be Winter But…

It is not too early to think ahead to the upcoming pool season. If your in-ground pool’s liner is looking ragged and is at the end of it’s life, think about stopping in this month and picking a new one … Continue reading

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Information and mis-information

Sometimes we have customers come in with “information” from another pool and spa store that leaves us scratching our heads. For those of you who have owned your pool for an extended period of time you know that the information … Continue reading

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