Dolphin DX4

Dolphin DX4

Picture this: It’s a hectic day at work.  You’re looking forward to unwinding.  The temperature is perfect outside, not that you’d know.  After all, you only observed the sunshine from the inside of your office window, but everybody’s talking about how gorgeous it is out there.  It practically makes you drool.  Your neck is tense.  Your muscles are knotted up like a garden hose coming out of the garage in the springtime.  All day, all you can think about is getting home to chill out in your pool, letting your stress melt away.  You survive the commute home.  You eagerly jump into your swimming gear, grab your favorite beach towel and head down to your own slice of backyard paradise…


<That’s the sound of your hopes plummeting.> 

The pool is filthy because your teenage son still has not cleaned it, like you told him to three days ago.  Consequently, you spend the evening working instead of unwinding.  Now, we know what you feel like doing to him, but we offer a more peaceable solution.  It’s the Dolphin dx4, manufactured by Mayotronics.  These people know robotic pool cleaners.  This ingenious little robotic dude cleans your water line, pool walls, cove and floors.  The only thing he can’t handle is your teenage son’s room.  The Dolphin dx4 offers real, practical options.  He has two cycles – a 2.5 hour full cycle and the 1 hour quick clean cycle, perfectly suited for those last minute poolside get-togethers.  For each time Mr. Dolphin dx4 enters your pool, he spends an allotted amount of time scanning your pool to accurately establish his location inside his little pool domain.  As he’s cleaning, he’s remembering what he’s cleaned thus far, so you get completely clean coverage every time you put the small-but-mighty-man to work.  Amazingly, he can even scrub the waterline.  Is your pool a saltwater pool?  Don’t worry, he doesn’t mind, because he’s got adjustable floats for effective cleaning in your pool as well.  He boasts a wireless remote for cycle options and navigational purposes.  This guy works on a regular schedule too – one that you preset for dependable and regular cleaning intervals.  Additionally, he has a full bag indicator light, an all-surface climbing brush and even a patented swivel so his cord never gets tangled.  It’s like going to the dealer and buying a car – fully loaded.  Mr. Dolphin dx4 has a 2 year warranty and even costs only a nickel an hour to operate.  That’s so little, it’s big.  So, for the sake of your family (mainly your son), Gary Thull Pools recommends you call us today to order your very own Dolphin dx4.  It just might be the best stress-relieving device you purchase this summer.  And, if you feel like naming your little robotic dude and including him in family pictures, we promise we won’t tell.

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Home Show Recap

Home Show Recap

 Last weekend, Gary Thull Pools had the pleasure of exhibiting our splash-worthy booth at the 2013 Home Show, which was hosted by the Builder’s Association of Central PA.  Among 120+ exhibitors, we were pleased you chose us to answer your questions.  We loved having our brains picked!  35+ years of experience just doesn’t like to sit around and do crossword puzzles.  (Apologies if you like to do crossword puzzles.  We’re just not that type.)  We had loads of enthusiastic interest from great families and it made us realize something about what’s going on in the world today.  Sure, the price of gas may be going up and yes, maybe money might be a little tight, but most of us, are just being extra sure that we’re spending our money where it counts – FAMILY.  We’d all like to make home sweet home a little sweeter.  After all, the word “stay-cation” isn’t necessarily a bad word.  In fact, it sounds really nice, if you ask us.  You know you’ll have the pool all to yourselves and you don’t have to share the spa– if you don’t feel like it.  We realize that more people are staying home with families and correspondingly, more people are spending their money at home.  So, what better investment than to renovate your pool for your family?  Perhaps you’d like to add an automatic cover to lengthen your swim season.  You know the kids would love that!  Or maybe you’d like to arrange for us to come out to your place for a free visit to analyze the energy efficiency of your pool equipment?  It’ll make your wife smile when she gets the energy bill!  Perhaps your backyard is still just a boring sea of green grass; now is a swell time to thrill your family with a brand new pool to jazz up your Summer together time.  It’s these kinds of things that people are spending their money on.  Staying home is a fantastic idea, because family matters and we’re glad we can be a part of this.  We feel the privilege of “upping” your poolside pleasantries.  That’s Gary Thull Pools – a family company… here to serve those wanting a more pleasant swim season with their families.

Builders Association of Central PA Home Show

2013 Builders Association of Central PA HOME SHOW

In an age where everything is techno crazy, sometimes a little one on one face time is still what you need.  This weekend, join us at the 2013 Home Show, hosted by the Builder’s Association of Central PA.  Over 120 exhibitors will be present at the Bryce Jordan Center in State College to talk with you about improving your home sweet home, both indoors and out.  Best of all, Gary Thull Pools will be among them!  Come, pick our brains and make good use of our 35+ years of experience.  Get your questions answered and get the ball rolling on your next pool or spa project.  You’ll find the friendly Gary Thull Pools family makin’ a splash on the arena floor in Booth W6,7.  We’re excited to talk to you about our new line of Blue Hawaiian fiberglass pools by Latham, plus all of our other great products, construction, renovation and maintenance services.   So, bring your whole family out this weekend.  There will be door prizes, free seminars, kids’ building contests and so much more.  This event can’t be beat for a little informational family entertainment.  Maybe you’ll even get some work done too.  We can’t wait to see you there! Visit the Home Builders of Central PA for more information @

Who:               Gary Thull Pools, Booth W6,7 on the Arena Floor

What:              2013 Home Show

Where:             Bryce Jordan Center, State College, PA

How Much:     Admission for Ages 13 and up $5.00

Admission for Ages 12 and under FREE

Free Parking

When:              Friday, March 15th, 3pm-8pm

Saturday, March 16th, 10am-8pm

Sunday, March 17th, 10am to 4pm

Pet Poolside Safety – The Skamper Ramp

As many of you know, Gary Thull Pools is a family-owned and operated business.  We’re also a family friendly company.  And, every family needs furry four-footed family members, or at least we think so.  Between us all, there’s Cowboy, a frisky black Labrador Retriever, Jake, a friendly Golden Retriever, and Alcatraz, an energetic yellow Labrador Retriever, not to mention all of our family pets that aren’t with us anymore.  We realize that you’re family minded too, since over 71% of people count their pets as part of their family.  Pets’ poolside safety is important to us and we realize it is important to you too.  Most pets can swim, but the question is, can they safely exit the pool?  Although, it’s a great idea to train pets to look for the steps, it sure is hard for them to see, since most pool steps are underwater.  Plus, some pets panic… and what if it’s dark outside?  Enter the Scamper Ramp – a common-sense solution for your favorite pets’ pool-side safety problem.  This durable, lightweight vinyl escape ramp is easily installed in either vinyl or concrete pools.  We’re thrilled that it gives furry four-footed family members easy in and out water access, while safely enhancing their water leisure time.  The Scamper Ramp comes in two great sizes, one ideally suited for your small to medium furry family members and one just right for up to 200 lbs of furry lovableness.  We’re also glad to tell you that it is chemical and UV resistant.  It’s even made right here in the USA, so you can feel good about your purchase.  No one wants to deal with the loss of a pet, especially when it can easily be prevented.  So, think of Rover, Duke or Lady and contact us today to get your Skamper Ramp!