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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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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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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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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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Suction Side Cleaner Stop Working?

Suction side automatic pool cleaners, Kreepy Krauly, Zap Vac, Dirt Demon just to name a few, do a really nice job keeping inground pools and above ground pools clean. However, we occasionally receive customer inquiries about a cleaner that just … Continue reading

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Liner Rehangs

When it comes time to have your liner replaced I think it is fair to say that the main goal is to have your pool looking like new again…or as close to it as possible.  There are a lot of … Continue reading

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Simple Spa is THE Spa Solution…Solution

For a few years now we have been predominantly putting new spa customers on our Simple Spa program.  I won’t get into every detail of the program, but I thought it important to elaborate on the one component that most … Continue reading

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Mesh cover? Open your pool early.

The advantage to opening a pool earlier, rather than later is that it is much easier to grow algae in a warmer pool. As the temperature increases outside and the water temperature starts warming, algae is starting to thrive. If … Continue reading

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Value VS. Cost

I think this is something that we have forgotten in the grand scheme of life, that there is a difference between the two. If I need a tool that I plan on using once or twice for a specific project … 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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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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