Tag Archives: swimming pools

Aboveground Installs

I know winter is not the typical time of the year when people want to start looking for a new pool. However, if you come in and purchase one now, you will get first dibs on install dates. Then when … 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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Protect Your Cover!

Every year we see people bring in winter covers that look like they have virtually been shredded.  Since those covers are only protected against seam separation, these customers are left with little option but to buy a new cover.  Well, … Continue reading

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Just Want To Say Thank You!

In the wake of the housing market collapse a few years back, financing for inground pools became very difficult to come by.  Most banks were only offering equity driven loan programs, while potential customers were quickly discovering that the equity … Continue reading

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Hardworking, Tired Associates

Well, it was a GREAT summer for us.  Inground and aboveground pool sales were exceptional – one of our best years ever.  Casual furniture was a little sluggish while the 100 degree + heat wave was upon us, but rebounded … Continue reading

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Swimming Pools, Hurricanes, and Casual Furniture

Okay—we’re not a big hurricane area, but on occasion, we get some pretty good leftovers from hurricane paths.  More likely are severe thunderstorms and the occasional tornado.  So what do you do if you have a pool surrounded by patio … Continue reading

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Look how safe this is!!

Do you ever wonder about the safety of you pool cover? If you have little ones running around, you will love to see this video.  We do not recommend to use this like a trampoline or to walk on it all … Continue reading

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When Should I Close My Pool For The Year?

In short, don’t jump the gun.  Many people see Labor Day as the traditional end of summer so bam!—they close up the pool! Don’t do it. While most commercial pools get closed then due to budgetary concerns, residential pools will … Continue reading

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Winterize your Pool…Properly!

Okay, the time has come to close up the old swimming hole for the season and your Uncle Joe says that all he does is drain about a foot of water out of his pool then throw in a case … Continue reading

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Keep That Water Stirred Up!

Pool owners are sometimes mystified when they get little patches of green algae on the bottom of their pool. Hey—they just tested the water and the chlorine level is right.  So why is there algae there on the bottom? The … Continue reading

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Haziness In The Pool

This season we have been dealing with an innumerable amount of algae, mold and cloudy pools. I would like to address the issue of cloudiness and give a few ideas for remedies. When you get a cloudy pool, typically caused … Continue reading

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Some Do’s and Don’t’s of Pool Ownership:

Don’t take the skimmer or vac head off the vac pole.  Kids sometimes will drop the pole in the pool and the ‘bare’ end can punch a hole in your liner. Don’t curl up automatic vacuum hose.  It will develop … Continue reading

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No Chlorine?

Are you having a hard time maintaining your chlorine level in your pool? It could be many things. The first easy check is to test your stabilizer level (cyanuric acid). This product helps protect the chlorine from the effects of … Continue reading

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Heat Pumps—there is no downside!

I’ve been working at Eastgate Pools for a very long time and when I first started, there were two constants. Dinosaurs were present on the earth. When people wanted a pool heater, they purchased a gas-fired heater (natural gas or … Continue reading

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The Urge for the Immediate Pool Install

One thing that has always confused me is the tendency of our society to seek instant gratification even if that means making major compromises.  As the economy appears to be turning a corner and business is picking up I have … Continue reading

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