Ever notice the curvature that graces the front of our store? The brief history of this building is that it used to be an 84 Lumber and the curved area outlined an open-air overhang. We did an addition twenty years ago and enclosed that overhang area. The old wall used to be where the row of four pillars are that separate the billiard from hot tub departments and the front counter from the furniture areas. And the entrance to the store was right in the middle where the Kamado grills are currently located. If you came to Eastgate Pools before the addition, you would find a series of above ground swimming pools under the front overhang. In fact, the front desk areas and big sections of the billiard departments were underwater at one time because these pools were filled.
Perhaps you even shopped at the old 84 Lumber before we were here and remember our original store about a half-mile away. It was next to the Midas right off 32. Tiny! My have times changed. —Max
It’s not often that someone waxes poetically in regards to thread seal tape. For a pool or spa technician, or a homeowner that owns either item this little jewel can be a sanity saver. Let’s start first with the question regarding the name tape. This “tape” has no adhesive properties what so ever, so then why call it tape? None the less this is the number 1 leak stopper when it comes to sealing in water and sealing out air on plastic to plastic threads. There is also another benefit to working with thread seal tape, which is the ability to allow the threads to glide more smoothly than without. This comes in especially handy when the water gets cooler, and the plastic is less pliable than it is when warm. My other tip is to always have more than one roll on hand. It never fails that the roll that you know exactly where it is, inevitably grows legs and walks off. Keep a second in one of the most obscure locations that you can think of
to hide a second roll. —-Chris
No dictionary has ever been able to satisfactorily define the difference between “complete” and “finished.” However, during a recent linguistic conference, held in London, England, and attended by some of the best linguists in the world, Samsundar Balgobin, a Guyanese linguist, was the presenter when he was asked to make that very distinction.
The question put to him by a colleague in the erudite audience was this: “Some say there is no difference between ‘complete’ and ‘finished.’ Please explain the difference in a way that is easy to understand.”
Mr. Balgobin’s response: “When you marry the right woman, you are ‘complete.’ If you marry the wrong woman, you are ‘finished.’ And, if the right one catches you with the wrong one, you are ‘completely finished.’”
His answer received a five-minute standing ovation. –Max
Robotic cleaners now dominate the inground pool market for automatic cleaners, but they have always lagged behind a little on the aboveground side. This year we have a new a powerful solution for that void. The Cyclone Scrubber can clean your aboveground pool in two hours or less and it works completely independent of the filter system. Brushes scrub down your pool surface and collect debris in a large filter bag. Complete with a two year warranty, the Cyclone Scrubber is a reasonable and reliable cleaning system for any size aboveground pool and all in stock units also come complete with a caddy system for easy storage and cord maintenance. If you’re tired of sweeping your aboveground pool we have the perfect solution for you.
If you are having people over to your house for a pool party, you are going to need some chaise lounges! Where do you think all those people are going to sit? Luckily for you, Eastgate Pools has chaise lounges hanging from the ceiling and at very reasonable prices. Our chaise lounges start at just over $100, so you can load up the side of that pool and not bust the budget and we have a large selection to match your outdoor look. Please stop by and take a look!
Once the pools start opening up in the Spring and early Summer we get plenty of customers coming in looking for new liners for their pools. On inground pools we always sell new faceplates and gaskets, but for whatever reason aboveground liner customers don’t always get new gaskets. Since the skimmer panel is traditionally the most likely area to fail on a pool wall, it is the most critical area to protect. The best way to protect this panel is make sure there isn’t any leaking at the skimmer or return. For a small add-on you can protect your investment and keep your pool standing for years to come.—Craig
I am excited about the new Star Wars movie coming out later this year. We have a robot that runs around in our inground pool outside that I have named R2Z2. It’s real name is the Aquabot Z2 and like R2D2, it can help you out of a jam when things appear to be at it’s most hopeless. R2D2 has little saws the pop out and cuts rope and ways to tap into the Death Star main frame computer and shut down giant garbage compactors. Well, the Aquabot Z2 drives up vertical walls, operates independently from the main filtration system and maps out and memorizes your pool, to ensure that your entire pool is crystal clear. ??Step up and recognize the future and embrace our robotic over lords, and buy R2Z2 and take him home with you! Resistance is futile and a lot more work.
I can’t believe it will be 10 years on April 30th that Eastgate Pools and Spas lost one of our employees!! Matt Buehler was a great man, friend, loyal employee to many around our store and he is missed by all that he was around on a daily basis.
We pay tribute to Matt with this picture that all of the employees see daily!!
Since leisure suits aren’t as popular as they used to be it would seem people don’t know as much about polyester as they used to. In the casual furniture industry poly fabrics are a very popular and generally price competitive option. This is one of the common fabrics found in box stores, and while it can be durable, you should know what you’re getting. Polyester is great in the fact that it is recyclable, but it doesn’t generally have great color fastness. Treasure Garden offers a line of solution-dyed spun polyester fabrics called O’bravia. These fabrics are far softer, cooler, and heavier than most polys you will find on the market and it includes a 4 year warranty against fading. You can tell a great deal from the feel of a fabric. This is just one of the many options for umbrella fabrics. Let me just say you will definitely get what you pay for here. Stop in and let us show what separates one fabric from the next.—Craig
Our newest shipment of umbrellas have made it to the sales floor! We have brought in a few different styles this year such as the Starlight umbrella. We have many different styles and sizes, as well as many different fabric grades and prints. We also have multiple Cantilever styles in stock as well.
On a side note- if we don’t have exactly what you are wanting in stock, we can special order that “perfect” umbrella for you from Treasure Garden. Tina