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Pool Kings

Eastgate Pools has built its reputation on building beautiful back yard pools at an affordable price. There is a show on HGTV called Pool Kings and they specialize in extremely high end projects. While Eastgate Pools does not specialize in … Continue reading

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Simpler Days

On these hot summer days it makes me think back to my childhood when summer days were so simple. We didn’t worry about air-conditioning, or the price of gas. We cranked up homemade ice cream by hand on the back … Continue reading

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Help! My Pool Is Green!

It happens. No one means for it to happen, but it does. You go on vacation and the pool sitter doesn’t “sit” the pool. Life just happens and you have a million other things vying for your attention. The weather … Continue reading

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Crab Shells For Clarity?

One of the most common concerns with pool and spa water is the clarity of the water.  Nothing is less inviting than cloudy water.  What is even more frustrating is trying to address that cloudiness and it can crop up … Continue reading

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Weep Holes Aren’t For Crying . . .

Maybe you haven’t noticed it before, but there is a very good chance that somewhere on the underside of your patio furniture there are a number of small holes.  Those are called weep holes and they are intended to allow … Continue reading

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For New Aboveground Pool Customers (and some of the old ones too!)

Okay—your first season of pool ownership is approaching an end.  Now what do you do to get ready for winter? For our customers, complete winterization procedures are on the CD we gave you when you purchased your pool.  Is it … 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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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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Winterizing Your Spa

First of all, I don’t understand why anyone would want to winterize a spa. Most of our customers find that using “their spa on a cold winters day, is just the thing their body needs to warm up the bones … Continue reading

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Closing The Pool For The Season

Three recommendations: 1.     Get any leaves out that are on the bottom.  Some people say the heck with a few leaves in the pool.  The fluids in the leaves can stain the liner. This is difficult to clean in the … Continue reading

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Clean Your Skimmer Basket And Save Yourself Some $!

It’s simple.  Leaves drop from the trees and the wind carries them to your pool.  The filter does its job and sucks the leaves into the skimmer basket.  They build and build, and water flow is reduced.  The pressure from … 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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Debunking An Aboveground Myth…#2

The vast majority of our customers that have shopped around for aboveground pools come in to the store looking for a resin pool because that is what they have heard is the best.  Well, you won’t get that same endorsement … Continue reading

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Attention Goldline Users

Is your Goldline Aqua Rite going bad?  Did you about fall over when the told you $800 for a new cell?  Now is the time to start looking into a new unit backed by one of the best warranties in … Continue reading

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Another Use For Diatomaceous Earth

This morning I was watering my flowers and I noticed that a few of my Gerbera Diasies and Marigolds were being eaten pretty badly by slugs. A simple solution – sprinkle a little Diatomaceous Earth (DE) around the plants. It will … Continue reading

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