By Susan Baldani
Now that the warm weather is here, head on over to Pelican Shops to find all that you’ll need for outdoor entertainment. Everything is in stock and available for immediate delivery.
Andrew Spilatro, who manages the Whitehouse Station, NJ location, said the family-owned business has always been about fun. Founded as a pool store 60 years ago by his father Angelo, it has expanded over the years to include merchandise for all seasons. His brother Stephen now owns the store.
Many of their salespeople are like part of the family, having worked beside them for years. They can guide you in finding exactly what’s right for you and your family.
“You can walk in the door any day, at any time, and get a knowledgeable salesperson to take care of your needs and answer all your questions,” said Andrew.
For example, hot tubs are big sellers, but many people don’t know much about them. Their salespeople can help figure out the size you need and explain how to care for them. Today, instead of using chemicals to sanitize, several of their hot tubs use salt or minerals, the latter being all the rage the last two years. Also, their Cal Spa brands lead the way as the most energy efficient hot tubs in the world.
There are many options when it comes to hot tubs, such as fiber optic lighting, waterfalls, and different types of massages. Some people come in with health issues such as rheumatoid arthritis and are looking not only to relax, but to also get the hydrotherapeutic benefit to ease their pain.
Another hot item these days are swim spas. Since in-ground swimming pools are costly, need a lot of maintenance, and can only be used about three months out of the year in New Jersey, these spas can be a great alternative. Swim spas are like giant hot tubs; they can be used for swimming, but also have jets and seats just like hot tubs. Another great advantage is that they can be used all year long.
Pelican works with contractors who can set up your hot tubs, swim spas and pools. Since they have everything in stock, turnaround time is fast. Also, if something needs to be fixed, it can be done quickly.
For additional fun in the sun, they carry a large assortment of outdoor furniture ranging from simple dining sets to extravagant seating groups, fire pits and tables, above-ground pools and a huge selection of Weber grills.
Kayaks, paddle boards, and loads of pool toys are on display as well. Customers will be greeted at the door with a smile and pointed in the right direction so they can easily find what they need.
“We don’t waste your time. We want to get you right back to your family since that’s what we’re all about – family fun,” said Andrew.
Besides the Whitehouse Station location, they have stores in East Brunswick, NJ and Morris Plains, NJ, as well as one in Quakertown, PA.
Written for The Showcase Magazine in New Jersey