Join us for an online tour of our showroom

Attention, everyone! Your tour guide is here. Please stay together and follow along as we travel through today’s stop, the Brothers Pool showroom. Ready? Here we go …

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Our first stop is an incredible display of hot tubs. Check out the luxurious Marquis line, with features like high-output therapy massage zones, reflexology footbeds, programmable cleaning cycles and more. Or the Celebrity line, combining hydrotherapy, soothing waterfall features, energy efficiency and more, in one slick package. Oh – and be sure you don’t overlook the Dream Maker collection – simple, durable, long-lasting portable spas that may be exactly what you’re looking for.

Ok, everyone. We’re moving … we’re moving …

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And we’ve arrived at the Water Lab, Brothers Pool’s state-of-the-art water testing and analysis service. Bring in a water sample and the staff will test it, then provide the exact chemical solution your pool or hot tub needs. Plus, the water lab is fast – results are available in 60 seconds and stored in your Brothers Pool history.

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Brother’s Pool also keeps all the pool and spa chemicals you need in stock. Just look at those shelves! Whether you’re looking for traditional chlorine, easy-care or chlorine-free systems, Brothers Pool has it. Near here, you’ll also see a large selection of toys to make pool and spa time fun.

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Ok group, let’s keep moving. There’s still so much to see.

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Rounding out this corner is outdoor living. Kamado Joe grills, outdoor furniture and kitchens, firepits – it’s all here, folks. Already have a Kamado Joe? Stop by Brothers Pool for all the accessories you need to make the most of it – charcoal, wood chips, seasonings, racks, grates and more. Dreaming of an outdoor kitchen? Check out the display and choose the features you like the most. Try out the furniture. Need a patio umbrella? You can purchase one and take it home today!

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And we’re moving again – believe it or not, there’s still more one more stop!

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Here we are – swimming pools! Check out the above ground pool displays. Learn about the options. Questions about pump and filter sizes and types? Above ground pool wall designs? Liner options? It’s all here, plus an experienced staff that can answer all your questions.

That concludes our tour of the Brothers Pool showroom! Thank you all for coming, and we hope to see you again soon!

Come on Baby Light my Firepit

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Backyard firepits are hotter than ever. Like moths to a flame, friends and family love to gather around an open fire for weenie roasts, making s’mores, or simply for the cozy atmosphere and great conversation. Plus, firepits can greatly extend your outdoor season – making your backyard a place you can enjoy nearly all year long.

Once upon a time, adding a firepit to your backyard oasis meant building it yourself – no small feat. Levelling the ground, properly constructing the pit from heavy materials, hauling and stocking wood for burning and more. While traditional firepits are enjoyable, they can be a lot of work.

Today’s firepits are unique and available in a variety of configurations to fit any backyard environment.  Propane or natural gas powered, so there’s no messy wood. Just flip the switch and you’re enjoying a nice, cozy fire.

Many modern firepits are a table style, making them a great place to set snacks and drinks, or to rest your feet. As with any firepit, be sure to follow common-sense precautions:

*Don’t place anything flammable near the flame.

*Don’t set your firepit too near your home, outdoor furniture, or other flammable materials or foliage.

*Don’t use your firepit in an enclosed area. They’re for outdoor use only.

*As with any propane or natural gas appliance, periodically check the valves, attachments and hoses to make certain there aren’t any leaks or holes. Make sure you know how to cut off the gas supply in case of an emergency.

Don’t let your firepit dreams go up in smoke. If you’ve been dreaming of a longer outdoor season and a better way to spend time with your family and friends, this may be exactly what you’ve been looking for. Stop by the showroom to see what we have to offer. We won’t hold your feet to the fire – but we’ll happily answer all your questions.

Our Best Patio Furniture Shopping Tips

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Your outdoor space really comes to life when you add great patio furniture. A functional table and comfortable chairs can transform a boring patio into a delightful dining space. If you pick the right furniture, your outdoor patio will act like a second family room when the weather is nice! We know that finding quality patio furniture can break the bank, but you don’t want to choose items based solely on the price, either. Here’s a guide to help you choose the best patio furniture, and get a good deal at the same time.

Try Before You Buy

There’s a big downside to ordering furniture online… you don’t know if it’s comfortable! We highly recommend sitting on your potential patio furniture so you know it’s comfortable and the materials are the same quality you expect. After all, it’s not a good deal if you never use it.

Look for Patio Furniture That’s Easy to Maintain

Spend your time outdoors enjoying the view… not washing the cushions! Patio furniture that’s easy to maintain might cost a little more in the beginning… but it’ll last for years to come. And – truthfully – the time you spend cleaning cheap cushions is worth a lot.

Patio Furniture Storage

Our winters are cold and downright ugly sometimes. Many people choose to store their patio furniture over the winter to protect it from ice and snow. Before you buy, determine if it’s a set that requires winter storage… or if it can sit outside all year long.

Consider Dual Purpose Patio Furniture

Make the most out of the outside with pieces that work just as hard as you do. Perhaps you want an ottoman that doubles as extra seating. Or maybe you can find a garden bench that you can pull up to your table when you host a large dinner. Any piece that adds extra seating or extra storage (or both) is worth a lot!

Size Matters

Don’t buy a dinky patio table from a big box store if you have a large deck or patio outside. On the flip side, it doesn’t make sense to buy a large table just because it’s a good deal… but then you don’t have room for all of the chairs in your space. Make sure you buy items that are the appropriate scale for the size of your space.

Remember to Add Shade

Sitting outside in the hottest part of the day quickly feels really unpleasant. If you don’t have a big shade tree placed in the perfect location, you’ll need some sort of shade cover… like an umberella. Cheap patio furniture sets come with stationary umbrellas that only work with your table, or you can choose stand-alone umbrellas that you can adjust as the sun moves across the sky each day.

The team here at Brothers Pool would love to be part of your patio furniture shopping journey! Before you buy, come check out our selection of quality patio furniture that will complement the exterior of your home and will provide you with a wonderful space for your family and/or guests to relax.

Labor Day Grill Recipes on Your Kamado Joe

Labor Day: the unofficial end of summer. There’s no better way to say “so long” to the dog days of summer than with a cookout. And when you own a Kamado Joe, your Labor Day grill recipes come together with ease… and so does the clean-up!

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BBQ Brisket on the Grill

Labor Day is a great time to fire up your Kamado Joe to create the best beef brisket you’ve ever had! If you haven’t tried this technique yet, there’s no better time than now to enjoy the ultimate in tenderness and flavor.

Hasselback Potatoes

The best side to brisket is… potatoes! This outstanding Hasselback Potato recipe will have your guests begging for another cookout at your place!

Strawberry Pizza

For dessert… try a little something different this year.

Labor Day grill recipes are just the beginning when you own a Kamado Joe. You can use your grill year round to make meals for a crowd, or for just yourself. There are numerous accessories you can add to your grill to tailor it to your specific cooking needs. If you don’t already own a Kamado Joe, give us a call or stop by the showroom to see for yourself the highest quality ceramic grill on the market today. It’s a purchase you’ll never regret!

How to get the most from your new hot tub

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So. You did it. You finally made the decision to invest in a hot tub. 

We know it wasn’t an easy decision. But we also know you’re going to love it. 

The nightly relaxation, letting go of the stress of the day. The morning invigoration, getting you energized and ready to face whatever the day may bring. After-workout hydro-therapy. Romantic date nights under the stars. Whatever your motivation, you’ll experience years of enjoyment and convenience from the spa right out your back door.

To make the most of your purchase, there are a few additional items you’ll need.

Cover

A cover for your new hot tub is a must. A quality cover keeps the heat in, and debris out. A clean hot tub means less work for you, and a well-insulated hot tub means more energy efficiency. Be sure to ask us about covers and cover upgrades for your new spa.

Cover Lifter

Removing a hot tub cover can be a chore, especially for one person. Cover lifters make the job simple. They also help you replace the cover when you’re done using the spa.

Matching Steps

Unless you’ll be installing your spa in a unique way, you’ll want matching steps to help you easily and safely enter and exit your hot tub. Nearly all spa models are available with matching steps for pleasing aesthetics. Some even include built-in storage.

Chemicals

We carry everything you need for clean, bacteria-free water. Keep the proper chemicals on-hand at home, and you’ll spend less time running to the store and more time enjoying all your hot tub has to offer. Different varieties of chemicals are available, so be sure to ask for help to determine which best fits your needs and desires.

These accessories will help you get the absolute most enjoyment from your new hot tub, for years to come.

How to host a top-notch outdoor party

Hosting an outdoor party is one of life’s little pleasures. Honestly – what’s better than gathering together with friends and family for food, fun and relaxation, in the comfort and convenience of your own outdoor paradise?

To make sure your party goes off without a hitch, there are two key elements you don’t want to forget:

Element 1: Furniture

No matter how well you plan, your party is likely to be a dud if your guests don’t have a comfortable place to sit. You can always purchase inexpensive outdoor furniture from the closest big box store, if you only want something that will last a season, maybe two. But for quality furniture that will last for years, come see us. We can help you select the proper furniture for your setting and your budget, while considering your specific needs – lounging, dining, conversation, or maybe all three!

Element 2: Food

A party isn’t a party without food and drinks. But eating and drinking outside can be tricky – bugs, heat and other hazards can wreak havoc with your meal. Try these easy suggestions to help things run smoothly.

And to prepare your food, you’re going to want to “wow” your guests with what you can prepare on your Kamado Joe grill. Of course, a Kamado Joe can turn out traditional grilling favorites like nobody’s business. Moist and tender chicken and burgers, flavorful steaks and pork, even hot dogs for the kids. But the beauty of a Kamado Joe is its flexibility. Use it to make tasty appetizers for your party like Smoked Buffalo Hot Wings or Cheese Bacon Sausage Dip, Chicken Alfredo Pizza, or even desserts like Drunken Pineapple a la Mode.

Kamado Joes are available in a range of sizes. Choose the Classic or Big Joe if you’re looking for a grill you can move, or the Stand Alone if you’d prefer to install the grill in your outdoor kitchen or Kamado Joe grilling table.

This season – or any season – you can put together a top-notch outdoor party. All it takes is a little planning.

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Build a backyard retreat you’ll want to use all year long

There are a number of things to love about Connecticut living. From our rich history and culture, proximity to the city and so much more – it’s a great way of life. But one of the best things about living in here is that we get to enjoy all four seasons. And if you plan your outdoor living area just right, you can enjoy all four seasons outdoors in your personal outdoor oasis. Yes, even in New England.

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Fireplaces and Firepits

No matter the season, it can get a little chilly at night around here. Even, sometimes, in the middle of summer. Including a fireplace or firepit in your outdoor living plan can help keep everyone comfortable. Plus, there’s just nothing like the ambiance created by cozy fire. Not to mention all the s’mores and weenie roasts …

Furniture

Choosing the right outdoor furniture is incredibly important. You’ll want to consider the space you have and what you’ll be using the furniture for. Turn your outdoor vision into a reality with dedicated areas for conversation, relaxation, dining and more. For year-round enjoyment, place lounge chairs around the pool, a dining set under the shade structure, and a cozy seating arrangement around the firepit or fireplace.

Grilling

Some foods just taste better when they’re prepared on a grill. With the Kamado Joe, the options – and flavors – are nearly endless. Use your Kamado Joe all year long to make amazing, traditional grilling favorites like steaks, chicken and burgers. Then tap into this grill’s flexibility to bake pizza or cobbler, turn out breakfast for a crowd, even whip up a batch of Irish stew.

Choose a freestanding Kamado Joe for flexibility, or a Stand Alone model to install in your custom outdoor kitchen. The choice is yours.

With a little planning and the right partner, you can build a backyard retreat you’ve always wanted – one that you can enjoy all year long.

Enjoy a summer date – end with a romantic spa soak

Summer is a time to slow down and enjoy the season – and each other. What better way that a date night? In the Wallingford area, there are so many options for great evenings (and days!) out. Why not spend the summer trying out a few of these top local options? Then, cap things off with a romantic soak together in your spa from Brothers Pool!

Gouveia Vineyards

If you’ve never been, you’re missing a local jewel. Set on 140 beautiful acres, the vineyards and winery offer wine tastings, lovely picnic spots and more.

Oakdale Theater

The Oakdale Theater traces its history all the way back to 1954. Today’s modern venue is one of the area’s top concert venues, bringing in a wide variety of acts. Check their calendar – you’re sure to find something that you’ll love!

On Track Karting

Are you a kid at heart? You’ll love this place. No, it’s not romantic, but it sure is fun to race around some of the longest and fastest indoor tracks in the country. Sometimes, spending time having fun and laughing together can be exactly what your relationship needs.

Catalyst Art Studio

Catalyst offers all types of classes. For a date night, try one of their evening painting classes. They’ll offer instruction for the painting that night (Sometimes, stencils are even available for specific parts of the painting.), and you can BYOB. (Just be sure to follow the limits.

Quandry

Escape rooms are one of the hottest crazes in the country. Quandry offers a variety of games. Play is by group ad by appointment, so if it’s just the two of you, be sure to call ahead, and understand you’ll be matched with a group of other players. That’s OK, though. You’ll still have fun!

After your date, head home to your spa from Brothers Pool. Set the mood with lighting, music, aromatherapy. Have fluffy, cozy towels or robes ready on hand for when you’re done. Then sit back, enjoy each other’s company, watch the stars and reflect on the perfect summer date you’ve just enjoyed.

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Grandkids by day – Relaxing spa by night

Spending time with the grandkids over the summer is a time-honored tradition, and these days, with families so often spread from one end of the country to the other, it means even more. But sometimes, it can be hard to decide how to fill those days.

Try some of these suggestions, and when the day is done, come home to a relaxing soak in your hot tub from Brothers Pool. After all, spending time with the grandkids is fun. Keeping up with them … well, that’s sometimes the challenging part.

KidCity Children’s Museum

If your grandchildren are on the younger side (ages 1-7), they’ll love KidCity. On three floors, you and your grandchildren will enjoy handmade, one-of-a-kind exhibits made for hands-on play.

Sleeping Giant State Park

For the more adventurous souls, this state park offers hiking and nature trails, picnic areas, and fishing spots. On a pleasant summer day, this makes a great outing with the grandkids.

OnTrack Karting

If your grandkids are at least 7 and feel the need for speed, chances are they’ll love OnTrack Karting. With a variety of packages – plus some of the longest and fastest indoor tracks in the country – you can’t go wrong with an outing here. (And if you find the racing a little bit much, you’ll find your after-race soak that much more rewarding.)

City Climb Gym

Feeling a little daring? Take the grandkids to the area’s top rock climbing gym. It may sound daunting, but the pros here are experienced in teaching even novices – of all ages – the ropes. Come on, give it a try!

If these options are quite what you’re looking for, remember the area has a number of parks and historical sites that are perfect for exploring, picnicking and more. And when the day is done, you can all enjoy fun and relaxation in your spa. Perfection!

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Why is my chlorine gone?

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When you have a pool, you’re going to have phosphate in your pool water. Thanks to vegetation, makeup and lotion, and other sources, it’s just part of owning a pool. But here in Connecticut, it’s a bigger issue than in many other areas of the country.

The Problem

Many cities in Connecticut add phosphate to water supplies to help preserve plumbing. While great for your pipes, it wreaks havoc on your pool water! Phosphate is a food source for algae – and you know what that means. Unpleasant, green pool water that no one wants and that can be difficult to eliminate.

It’s not uncommon for customers to spend $300 – $500 a year on shock and chlorine as they fight to keep their pool water clear. In a pool with a high level of phosphate, 20 pounds of shock can be gone in just 6-24 hours! It becomes an expensive and frustrating nightmare for pool owners.

The Solution

Brothers Pool can help you get control of the situation. Open your pool as you usually would. Clean your pool, and bring the water level up to the normal swimming level. Then take a water sample and bring it into our store.

Our trained staff will pre-screen your water sample with the Clear360™ test to determine exactly what you need to appropriately treat your pool water for an enjoyable pool season. The most advanced system on the market, this test delivers precise results in just 60 seconds. We’ll even store the results in your Brothers Pool history so we have an accurate record of test results and recommended treatments.

Start this pool season off right, and avoid high pool supply costs down the road with a Clear360™ test from Brothers Pool, and a plan to fight those high phosphate levels. Questions? Give us a call!

 

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Brothers Pool

250 Main Street. (RT 150)
Wallingford Connecticut 06492
P: (203) 265-5980
F: (203) 294-1601
E: info@brotherspool.com

Driving Directions

In Connecticut take I-91 North or South to exit 15. Take Route 68 West towards Wallingford and Cheshire. Turn left at the intersection of 68 and 150 (Main Street). Brothers Pool is about 1 mile on the left.

Office Hours

Monday - Friday: 10am - 7pm
Saturday: 9am - 5pm
Sunday: 11am - 3pm

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