Anyone know what that’s for? Anyone???? If you guessed the return of College football you were right!! More importantly the return of UC football to Nippert stadium!! The $85 million dollar renovation will be the crown jewel in what has slowly become a great campus. What Brian Kelly referred to as the “Wrigley Field” of college football will still have the close confines that it is known for but also the ability to try and keep up with the powers of college football. While UC may not be in a Power 5 conference, they surely have done nothing but separate themselves from the others school trying to get in to the Power 5. (Hey, Big 12 Cincinnati is ready for the invite anytime you want to send it out). Regardless of conference, I am so excited to see the finished product on September 5th!! UC football has come a long way in a short time and with this expansion, I think better things are on the horizon!!
What is the most popular way to jump into a pool?? That’s right it is the classic Cannonball
The average person swims in a pool at least 6 times a year
An hour of swimming can burn 650 calories
Do you know who invented swim fins????? This might surprise people but it was Ben Franklin
The deepest pool in the world is 113 feet deep and it is located in Brussels Belgium
The turbo pump on the Space Shuttle would drain an average size pool in 25 seconds!! Think about that!!
Having worked in the patio furniture business for close to 20 years I’ve been exposed to most of the major manufacturers in the industry. I’ve sold quite a few different product lines, but I’ve also been exposed to many of the manufacturers when I’ve visited Chicago for the trade show. Most of your top producers have permanent showrooms there. At any rate, I’ve noticed over the years that I can walk into a backyard for an inground appointment or watch a t.v. show and likely identify at least half of the furniture that I see. I can’t say that I ever expected that to be a skill of mine, but apparently that is my gift. I’m good at identifying casual furniture…every man’s dream.
You won’t find many companies that are bigger advocates for salt systems than Eastgate Pools. We have sold salt systems for years and have many happy customers to validate the benefits. That doesn’t mean there aren’t the occasional issues, but generally salt systems are some of the easiest systems to care for and they don’t force the customer to come back in the store repeatedly for more and more chemicals. As a retailer, I can promise you that doesn’t work in our favor, but I would rather have happy customers.
Having said all of that, I’ve been shocked this season to find there are other pool companies in the area that are saying salt systems will ruin your liner and degrade your pool wall. I’m here to tell you that is completely false. If anything, the salt system is far less likely to prematurely age a liner. In fact, we find that many of our customers have liners exceed life expectancy. With respect to the walls of the pool, there is no direct exposure to the water in the pool, so there is zero impact to the structural integrity of the wall. Frankly, our pool is so well protected I’m not so sure it would even matter.
Ultimately, if you want simplicity in maintaining your inground pool a salt system is a perfect solution. Most other systems are designed to benefit the retailer in some way to keep you coming back for more. Do what’s best for you and your family first. –Craig
Well, we at Eastgate Pools never really get to truly experience the lazy days of summer. Why you ask? Because we are here helping to make sure you get the most of your summer. Whether you are in need of a part you just can’t find, some good advice which is often hard to come by, or help your realize your dream of owning your own pool. We are always here to help! It does seem though, that after the 4′th of July things begin to get to a normal pace around our store which hopefully leaves our team a little more time to help you get the most out of your summer. –Scott P.
On Friday June 12th at 6:19 P.M. my wife and I welcomed our first child to the big blue marble. Clara Grace Weaver weighed in at 6 lbs. 12 oz. and 19 ½ inches long. She is doing great and her lungs appear to be very strong. She already has far more hair than her father. All of our four-legged children adjusting well. Our dog Blue has already made it a priority to be the protector of the house. The only problem with that is a bark backed up with excessively licking doesn’t always ward off intruders. We couldn’t be happier despite the sleep deprivation. Here is her first “selfie”, though she needed a little help.
With all of this rain we have been experiencing lately, you may be noticing some problems with your swimming pool.
First things first…If your water is more than halfway up your skimmer, you should drain some water down until you get to the proper level. If you do not allow for the wier door to flap back and forth, you will keep a lot of surface dirt. Over time that debris will sink to the bottom of the pool making it pretty dirty, as well as increase your risk for an algae bloom.
Rain will change the amount of chlorine that you have in your water and will change your alkalinity and pH levels also. I would recommend that you bring in a water sample and let us take the guesswork out of the equation for you. We can tell you pound by pound what you need to add to balance your pool water properly.
With the addition of rainwater to your pool you’re also adding all of the organic material from the air into your pool. This greatly increases your chances of growing algae. Try to stay ahead of that algae bloom. If you see your water turning cloudy or showing any sign of green, please come see us so that we can give you the proper treatment sequence. –Tina
July 4th is just around the corner, we will be open on July 4th from 10 am to 4pm. So if you need to get some last minute toys or chemicals to gear up for the holiday we will be hear. We will be back to normal business hours on Sunday July 5th.
No, I’m not talking about the alien movie featuring Will Smith.
I’m talking about a day for us Americans to rejoice in our freedom! Fire up the grills, set off your fireworks, and FLY YOUR AMERICAN FLAGS!
President Eisenhower submitted the official standard for the flag that we use today in 1959. Today the flag consists of thirteen horizontal stripes, seven red alternating with 6 white. The stripes represent the original 13 colonies, the stars represent the 50 states of the Union. The colors of the flag are symbolic as well: Red symbolizes Hardiness and Valor, White symbolizes Purity and Innocence and Blue represents Vigilance, Perseverance and Justice.
Show your American pride this Fourth of July and fly those flags!!!
After several months of planning, preparation, editing, and whittling down of 250+ pages into a manageable format, the new improved eastgatepools.com is on-line!
There is an all new format and design and we hope you enjoy what we feel is a great new look that still contains tons of valuable information about our products and our services.
And if you find a little typo or error, please let us know as it is still a work-in-progress.
Thanks again to everyone out there that visits the site and our store. You make us run and keep our tanks full. –Max
Do you know what I want to see in the next Olympic swimming competition? Goggles. Not those little things they wear now that are about as big around as their eyeballs. I’m talking full face masks…with snorkels too! Now that would be interesting to watch.
Did I mention that we carry goggles? Both styles. So get in training for the next Olympics and go for the gold. –Max
…We have reached the time of year that if you call during business hours and get a recording, it just means that we are all with customers or are on the phone. Please call back or leave us a message on the main line. We will get back to you as quickly as possible.
We apologize for any inconvenience but please know that we are working hard to take care of everyone. –Max
…Wendell Thurber, our 35th Anniversary Sale Grand Prize winner. Wendell is pictured with his $500 Eastgate Pools Shopping Spree Gift Card, presented to him by Max West, Vice President of Eastgate Pools & Spas. Wendell’s entry was drawn at random from our drawing box that contained hundreds of entries.
Congratulations Wendell! Have fun!!
I recently read an article in one of our trade magazines. It dealt with fraudulent swimming pool contractors in the state of California. A sting turned up about two-dozen illegal contractors—no license, no insurance…and no business doing business in peoples’ back yards. In New Jersey, a fraudulent contractor was recently given some shiny new jewelry—stainless steel handcuffs and an inclusive 3 year vacation in a state-run medium security prison. I think that’s called three hots and a cot. And it was just a couple years ago that an allegedly experienced pool builder here in Cincinnati turned up with an ad in the paper. I had never heard of him so I googled his business address. It turns out it was a storage facility. Amazingly, that person was in business a few months before pulling a David Copperfield—disappearing.
Don’t get me wrong. There are some well-established, reputable, quality pool builders out there besides us. But we are the area’s ONLY in-ground builder that is a member of the Aqua 100 Hall of Fame. That’s a pretty good starting point when you are searching for a pool contractor. We’ve been in business for over a third of a century and are open year round for all your convenience. –Max
On May 30 1431, French soldier and heroine Joan of Arc was found guilty of heresy. Her crime…? Donning men’s clothing after agreeing in a court of law not to do so. For her ‘crime’, she was burned at the stake. Wow! She was a national heroine but that didn’t matter. Nobody can argue that by today’s standards, the punishment certainly didn’t match the crime. Twenty-five years later, she was retried and found innocent and was cleared of all charges. Kind of a ‘do-over’ although it really didn’t help her much, did it.
Anyway, we’re glad that times have changed. Everyone is welcome at Eastgate Pools, no matter how you are dressed. –Max