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Project Season

posted Nov 9, 2018, 1:27 PM by Natalie Venmore-Hardman

The holiday season is upon us, snow is in the forecast, nights are drawing in early and frost greets us in the morning. It is a time known to pool people as the “off season” but here at Duck’s we don’t believe in an off season. You may not be using your pool, you may frequent your hot tub a little less but that doesn’t mean there’s not work to be done and progress to be made. I mean, who wants to think about having work done on the pool in the middle of a 100 degree summer? The off season is officially “project season”. Why? It’s simple, here at Duck’s we love your pool and spa like you do and we want you to spend the maximum amount of time enjoying it it its best. Off season projects and repairs mean zero interference with your summer time use, they allow time for adjustments in learning if the equipment is unfamiliar to you and what’s best is there are often great deals to be had not to mention higher technician availability and more favorable scheduling for you.


If you are in need of equipment repair or replacement now is the time. Picture this...it’s a beautiful June day, not a cloud in the sky, your pool beckons you over. There’s fresh lemonade, maybe a cold beer. Your favorite song is on the radio and your best friends are coming over with the kids and steaks….you are pool ready! But wait, you noticed at the end of last summer that your equipment had seen better days, maybe the pump was making a funny noise or you noticed a little leak. You didn’t worry, you were closing the pool. As it turns out you opened the pool a couple of weeks ago and were forced to remember what you had seen previously, you call your pool guys who was swamped and the service call was a few weeks out. Diagnosis...equipment replacement needed. But the distributor is out and the parts you need are on backorder with the manufacturer, they aren’t available for a few weeks and there were no discounts to be had, in fact the prices just went up. WHAT!?!. So your pool is not swimmable and you are forced to stare longingly at what feels like a mirage in the desert cursing the moment a few months earlier when you said “nah, we’ll leave it till next season”.


It doesn’t stop (or start) there. Maybe you’re considering a full back yard renovation? There are plenty of landscapers and stone masons who maybe cutting great off season deals. You can scoop up awesome backyard and pool accessories on huge reductions from big box stores that are trying to clear space and there are wonderful apps, shows and services which provide hours of design entertainment so you can snuggle up in front of the fire and be inspired to plan your dream backyard oasis.


Your pool and spa are such a luxury that you shouldn’t be without them when it’s time to use them so go ahead, schedule that service call, get an estimate and ask about any seasonal deals, at this time of year you’ve got nothing to lose and a lot to gain.


Happy project season folks!!!


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