Category Archives: swimming pools

Making Clear Even Clearer

Think your pool water is clear? It might be possible to make it even clearer, and I speak from experience. A couple of years ago I had the chance to try a 30 Day Clear Blue Cube on my own … Continue reading

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When You Think You’re Early, You Might Already be Late

I’m in the middle of my 16th year here at Eastgate Pools and I’ve seen every kind of season you can imagine.  When the housing market crashed, there was a significant reduction of pool sales in the industry.  Lending institutions … Continue reading

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Giving Tough News

In most cases, installing a swimming pool is making a family’s dreams come true. And that is a fun part of being in this business. What isn’t so fun is going out to install the pool only to find out … Continue reading

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Salt system advantages

Most customers have heard of a salt system by now. The decision whether or not get one can be tough. Out of our last roughly 500 pools, all but 1 has gone with salt. The reason our sales guys push … 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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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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Sensation Pools

Our industry has a gap in product between the above-ground and the in-ground pool markets, the Sensation Pool fills that void with your choice of a round or oval pool, there are many sizes available. We are able to install … Continue reading

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Isn’t It A Lot Of Work?

I have been asked this question several times since having an inground pool installed at my house, and the answer is a definitive NO! Admittedly, my perspective is a little different based on my profession, but the way that the … Continue reading

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No Time Like the Present!!

This year, perhaps more than any other year I can recall, I found customers were just a little late to get some of the items they really needed and wanted.  Once again we sold out of Inground pool installation dates … Continue reading

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A Miracle?

In an earlier blog I talked about a heavy spring rain washing mud into my new pool before the landscapers had put sod down and finished the landscaping. I was at the store when this storm rolled thru, and when … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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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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