FAQs | Seasonal Stores


Our most commonly heard answers are: Next to the phone at the front counter, eight o’clock, yes there’s one of them and his name is Amo, the bullseye is 5′ 8″ from the floor, he’s a Boston Terrier, 13′ 4″ x 17′ ; and yes he seems strange, but he knows a lot about pools. Some of these questions make sense to answer here, and some of them would only come to mind if you were in the store. If we’ve missed something, feel free to call or e-mail.

Where are you located?
Click Here to go to our Directions Page.

What are your store hours?
Click Here For Details

Holiday Schedule

  • New Year’s Eve – Normal open, close at 3:00 PM
  • New Year’s Day – Closed
  • Martin Luther King Day – Normal hours
  • President’s Day – Normal hours
  • Easter Sunday – Closed
  • Patriot’s Day – Normal hours
  • Memorial Day – Normal open, close at 5:00 PM
  • Independence Day – Closed
  • Labor Day – Closed
  • Columbus Day – Normal hours
  • Veteran’s Day – Normal hours
  • Thanksgiving Day – Closed
  • Christmas Eve – Normal open, close at 3:00 PM
  • Christmas Day – Closed

How high do I hang my dartboard?
The bullseye center should be 5′ 8″ from the floor, and the throwing line is 7′ 9¼” from the face of the board — that means you have to add the thickness of the board and its backing to measure from the wall.

How much room do I need for a pool table?
It depends on the size of the table and the size of the cue. Click Here to go to our Room Size Chart. Then talk to us. Not every combination that is mathematically possible makes sense. Posts, windows and stairs are not necessarily treated the same as walls. We can help you fine-tune the decision.

How much water do I have in my pool?
Go to our Pool Gallons page in the New Pool Owners section for a chart.

I just filled my brand new pool. Now what do I do?
Congratulations. The hard work is now over! Go to our Brand New Pools page in the New Pools section for details.

I just bought a house with a pool. I’ve never taken care of one. Who can help me?
We can. We have a list of things to do, and information to assemble first. Go to our Bought House/Pool page in the New Pools section for details.

I’m just opening my pool for the summer. What do I do first?
Another great summer begins! There’s a summary on the Pool Opening page in the New Pools section, that will outline some steps and link you to more detailed information.

My pool water is cloudy / green /pink / smelly / too hard to maintain / etc., etc., etc. What do I do?
We have written Pool Tips on all sorts of pool solutions. Look at the Pool Tips Index and Liability page for a list of subjects. Even better, come in and ask us. Bring a pint of pool water in case we want to test it.

I need parts for my pool or spa, where do I go?
Here, unless we’re too far away. Then we’ll help you find another source. Start at our Pool Parts page or Spa Parts page.

I’m closing my pool for the winter, what do I do?
Come to Pool School and we’ll teach you. Look at our Pool School page for details. Also, go to our Pool Tips Index and Liability page and then read the Winterizing page.

“We’re thrilled with the service from Seasonal Specialty Stores!!”
Diane, Pepperell, MA

“Thanks for many years of fabulous service. You are a model for anyone wanting to build a successful business.”

William, Salem, NH