It’s Here!

You’ve waited all year for it and now the wait is over. It’s our 35th Anniversary Sale with big-time savings all over the store. Pool chemical prices will never be the lowest of the year and savings extend into hot tubs, patio and sunroom furniture sets, and pools themselves.AnnivFlyer1

Many of you have already received our WORLD FAMOUS yellow sales flyer but if you haven’t received it, check your EPerx e-mail. Or just stop in and pick one up here.

Friday April 24—10-8
Saturday April 25—10-6
Sunday April 26—11-5

Come have some fun with us and maybe…just maybe you will walk out with one of our hourly door prizes. The Grand Prize is a $500 shopping spree here at the store. Get free hot dogs, brats and metts too, cooked up picnic style out front.

Please..come join us!

Holy M10500 Batman!

We recently decided to bring one of these units in to check it out and….WOW is all I can say! It is effectively a three person spa, but it is 100% rock n’ roll. I know I always talk about spas in terms of water movement, but for the size this has to be one of the most impressive spas I’ve ever seen. The jets are all large and well placed. While it might not be the perfect spa for entertaining, it doesn’t miss the mark anywhere else. If you want supreme therapy at an affordable price this might be the perfect fit for you. –Craig


Just a Swingin’…

When I first started here at Eastgate Pools we had a handful of hammock options for our customers, but ultimately decided to stop carrying them when all the box stores were selling cheap alternatives that generally only lasted a season. Well, I’m happy to announce that we are back in the hammock hammockdisplaybusiness! Times have changed and so has the quality and variety of hammock offerings. We will have a wide variety of traditional softweavehammockrope hammocks in solution dyed colors, mesh sling style, and various padded options. Hammocks are the ultimate way to relax outdoors and we’re excited to have them back. Be sure to stop and see what we have to offer and try the comfort out for yourself!

The Reds aren’t the only game in town

I’m super excited that my son will be starting kid-pitch baseball this year!!! I played softball for nine years, and am ready for the more competitive games from here on out!!! The boys have already started batting cage, pitching and catching practices. This is the first year we’ve used an actual Catcher also! I can’t wait for opening day at Tealtown Ballpark with the parade of players and everything!!! COME ON SPRING!!!!

Simple Spa

Not that long ago we welcomed a new spa product to our shelves in the Simple Spa program. SimpleSpaThere are three components that include the main liquid solution, Purge to clean out your spa before you start on the program, and a filter cleaner to soak and clean your spa cartridges. It would be easy for anyone to assume this is just another add-on to your spa maintenance, but the truth of the matter is that this product will almost pay for itself in savings and prolonged spa life. Simple spa, at its core is a solution of salts that breakdown what is called the “slime layer” in your spa. This layer forms in every spa regardless of the sanitizer you use. While most sanitizers to a good job of eliminating bacteria in the water, only Simple Spa is proven to break through the slime layer to kill the bacteria that is protected there. On top of that, Simple Spa will also prevent new bacteria from forming there. All of this results in reduced use and need of sanitizers. It also keeps your spa components clean and clear of build ups that can shorten the life expectancy of your spa jets, heating elements, motors, and the like. I will admit I was skeptical of this new product initially, but Simple Spa has proven to be a valuable addition to our product offerings and I can assure you that it is worth your consideration.

New Product Alert!

For our Berlin Gardens poly-furniture fans, they have a couple of really neat new items. First is a folding Adirondack chair that is comfortable as all get out! Comfo Back Folding Adirondacks Lifestyle 200wideWith a slightly smaller frame than their traditional Adirondack, Comfo Back FoldedAdirondacks200it is easy to carry and folds to a moderately compact position. If you want to be the envy of all your friends, bring one to your kid’s softball, baseball, or soccer game. And to accompany it, Berlin Gardens has also created a folding footstool and a folding table that is a perfect place to put your drink and camera.

They’re on display here at the store so stop and check them out. –Max

Tales From The Tub…Hot Tub That Is

I am just finishing my second winter of spa ownership, and it occurs to me that I have learned a few life lessons over the past 2 winters. Some lessons were good, and some were not so good.

The good ones:

  • 1. It sure is easier to go to the fitness and run after warming up and loosening up the old body 1st in the spa. While I am no marathon runner, I run better after some hot tub time.
  • 2. It sure is relaxing and peaceful sitting in the spa and watching as the darkness of night becomes the light of day. I heartily recommend a mug of coffee or tea and then let Mother Nature and your spa take it from there.
  • 3. As much as I really don’t like driving in snow or shoveling it anymore, I sure do enjoy sitting in the spa and watching the snow. Sure, my hair gets wet as the snow melts, but the peacefulness of the snow, the warmth of the water, and the feel of the jets makes for a wonderful experience.
  • 4. Thanks to the power of on demand television, any evening can be a great time to sit in the spa with my wife and actually talk. Catch up with a loved one first and at a later date catch up on your favorite show!

Now a couple of not so good lessons:

  • 1. Shoes, slippers or flip-flops. I need to start remembering to wear them when I go outside to use the spa. While my spa isn’t all that far from the sliding glass doors, it is amazing how cold the pave stones are! Throw a little snow and ice into the equation, and the bottom of the feet sure starts to show its displeasure with my lack of foot ware as I am removing the spa cover or putting it back on.
  • 2. Why did I wait so long? Seriously, now that I have had a spa for 2-years I kick myself for not getting one sooner. It makes me feel physically better, mentally better, and I take more time to just talk with my wife while we soak away for 20 minutes or so. I truly have loved spa ownership and wish I had gotten one sooner.

Happy hot tubbing!

School. School. School.

I’m sooooo sick of being a student. I have about 6 more months of college to go before I can officially say I’m done with school!!! I. Can’t. Wait!!! My externship starts in April and I’m super nervous yet very excited!!! I need the motivation to finish strong though; I’m starting to get Senioritis- and am just ready to be done!

I’m no Clive Cussler But…

I enjoy writing. One of my responsibilities here at Eastgate Pools is to write various scripts…on-hold, TV and radio ads, and promotional letters.

But I have also written a novel. Okay…consider this a poorly disguised, gratuitous sales pitch for you to jump on Amazon and order it. The title is Tayasal and it was published back in 2000. I call it an archaeological Tayasaladventure novel. It has slowly reached a point just short of being a million-seller. Your purchase would help me reach the 999,000 additional sales I still need. It is also available as an e-book but I get a better royalty with the printed copy. I started a sequel several years ago but got to a writer’s block moment. So the book set idle for several years until I recently re-read what I had written so far. Awful. Garbage. So…back to the drawing board.

Recently, I decided to resume writing and have new idea for a novel. I have an outline and a prologue written and as long as I don’t get another one of those block moments, it’s off to the races!

In the meantime, if you would like to read some of my other works, jump on the Ultimate Air Shuttle web site. I write for Ultimate Magazine, their in-air flight magazine. I’m always up for critique but only if the words are kind.

See you at the library. –Max

Tales From The Tub…Hot Tub That Is

What is a good morning to me? A good morning is a morning where I have a little extra time to spend 20 minutes or so enjoying the spa. On this ideal morning, it is just starting to get light out, I have a mug of fresh brewed coffee, and I am seated in my favorite seat in the spa. Life is good, I am relaxed, and I can start to think about my day. On really lucky or ideal mornings, some of my favorite birds will be feeding at the bird feeders, which were strategically placed so that I can view them from my favorite seat. I know everyone has their own ideas on a good morning, but for me, a morning like the above helps me to at least start the day relaxed and in a good mood. And, should the day not go as planned, I can always press the “relax reset” button that night by returning to the spa for another soak.

Happy hot tubbing!

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