Tag Archives: hot tubs

So….You Really Like Your Hot Tub

Working for a pool and hot tub store has its benefits.  As I run our hot tub program, I’ve seen lots and lots of hot tubs over the years.  I’ve seen every change and innovation that has come along.  Some … Continue reading

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Pools vs. Spas

Lets start with a little introduction. I am Charles Kelley and I’ve been with Eastgate Pools for six years now, but I am new to the Blog. That being said, my blog entries may sound novice but I believe “perfect … Continue reading

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2013 Is Here!

We made it! The Christmas season has passed and we are headed full throttle towards 2013. If 2013 is anything like its predecessor 2012, we are sure to experience another incredible year. 2012 brought us ups and downs but as … Continue reading

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Wet And Dry Options

Winter is here and we are endowed with cold weather, winterizing practices and all kinds of heavier clothing. The seasons change and we bunker down to manage through the rough harsh months of December, January and February. Ohio is a tricky … Continue reading

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Hot Tubs and College Football

Hot tub season has seemingly become a year-round thing, but most will agree that the best time to use a hot tub is the fall and winter.  There’s something about watching the trees change colors while listening to your favorite … Continue reading

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Is It A Spa Or A Hot Tub?

“What’s the difference?”  It is an age-old question and the two terms have become pretty much come to mean the same thing.  But they are different.  A ‘Hot Tub’ historically has been associated with a big round wooden vat, with … Continue reading

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Hot Tub Alert!

We bought more hot tubs!  You’ve seen our ads touting our “7 truckloads of Liquidation specials”.  Well, the response has been so good that we couldn’t stop so we bought more!  Three more loads and this time there is a … Continue reading

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Need a New Hot Tub Cover?

Some covers just wear out.  When you look outside and see water pooling up or steam escaping out the sides, you know it is time.  We can help.  We special-order a couple hundred spa covers each year and about half … Continue reading

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The Changing Face of Shopping

I started selling pools 17 years ago, after building them for 12 years.  (Kind of gives away my age a little, doesn’t it?)  In that time, I have seen a major shift in how people shop for the products we … Continue reading

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So How’s The Economy?

Judging from our recent sales, things are looking up.  We’ve had the best year EVER in early hot tub sales.  Maybe it is because of the 50+ specials we bought direct from a manufacturer.  As these are model closeouts, home … Continue reading

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H2O Dectective Series: The Case Of The Haze

It was a cold day in December. A day right after Christmas and the store was quiet.  The change from  Christmas music to the standard Muzek 1980’s hit parade was an unexpected welcome to the employees swapping jokes around the … Continue reading

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Debunking A Spa Myth

I will fully admit to not remembering everything I have said on this blog over the years, but just the other day I was faced with a spa request that is always tricky to explain.  I had a customer walk … Continue reading

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What Spa Mode To Operate On

Customers often ask which spa mode they should operate their spa on for peak energy efficiency. The two most common modes are “standard” and “economy”.  The standard mode operates much like setting the thermostat on your home HVAC unit, one … Continue reading

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Super Hot Hot Tub News

If you’ve been considering a hot tub purchase, you should stop in as soon as possible.  We just made a special purchase of hot tubs from Four Winds Manufacturing.  These are display tubs from Home Shows and State fairs.  They … Continue reading

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Time To Change The Hot Tub Water

Why not?  The fall season is upon us and after that comes winter.  The last thing you want to do is try and change it in the heart of the winter when it is bitter cold.  So let’s do the … Continue reading

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