Personal Touch Pools & Ponds’ technicians care for backyard bodies of water in every season. In the summer, they open pools and fire up filtration systems. In the fall, they infuse pools with special winterizing chemicals and cover them until spring. And year-round they provide regular maintenance—cleaning the pool and adjusting water chemistry—and perform repairs, renovations, and new construction of custom ponds and in-ground pools. Personal Touch specializes in seamlessly replacing worn vinyl pool liners to prevent leaks; it also converts traditional swimming holes into eco-friendly saltwater pools so you can expand your hermit-crab breeding operation.
The two-wheeler wizards of Bike Discounters stock bicycles for all types of terrain from top manufacturers such as Schwinn, Redline, and Giant. They keep steeds streetwise with general cycle maintenance—including tire installations, gear adjustments, and wheel truing—as well as tune-ups and a shrine of Say No to Potholes bumper stickers. The shop also carries an extensive array of accessories, from Thule car carriers to Louis Garneau helmets and CamelBak hydration systems.
Board? Check. Paddle? Check. Flying-fish swatter? Check. That's all the customers at Surf's SUP need before they go skimming across the water of Great South Bay. Luckily, the staff is on-hand to provide the equipment, give lessons, and even teach yoga atop paddleboards.
Situated on a flat-water river whose mouth opens into Great South Bay, Carman's River Canoe & Kayak has something for all levels of paddlers. In addition to providing equipment, the staff rents out single and double kayaks, as well as multiperson canoes, and suggests routes that can include the Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge or––for those with a bit more experience––trips out to Fire Island.
While sunlight pours through Smart Cycles's window-lined walls, metal spokes gleam and fan out toward multi-textured tires hitched to a coterie of bicycles. For 20 years, the shop has stocked bikes by brands such as Bianchi, Torelli, and Giant. Frames roll across the floor with help from the store's knowledgeable staff members, each of whom calls on their own cycling experience to acquaint customers with their hybrid, mountain, road, BMX and other flavors of two-wheeled transport. Smart Cycles also styles human saddles in handmade Italian bicycles, such as il Massimo, imported from overseas.Racks of accessories such as jerseys, helmets, and locks ensure on- and off-road safety with reflective and knock-resistant materials. Smart Cycles also repairs and tunes up bikes, from simple derailleur adjustments to complete overhauls, and proffers complimentary safety checks to pinpoint any impending problems or motorcycle identity crises.