All entries tagged with “pools”

8 Tips for Landscaping Around Your Above Ground Pool or Hot Tub

8 Tips for Landscaping Around Your Above Ground Pool or Hot Tub

Posted by The Great Escape Blog | Jun 22, 2018

Whether you recently installed a new pool or hot tub, or are simply looking to rejuvenate your backyard space, here are some handy tips on summer landscaping around a backyard water feature.   1. Plan and prepare in advance   If you haven’t yet installed your new pool or hot tub, you’re in luck. Now is a great time to begin planning out exactly where you want everything to...

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Buying a Pool: Tips You Need to Know

Buying a Pool: Tips You Need to Know

Posted by The Great Escape Blog | Jul 08, 2014

Ready to make a splash? Not sure where to start? Here is a customer's guide to prepare for the purchase and installation of your new above-ground pool!

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Frequently Asked Questions Involving Pumps

Frequently Asked Questions Involving Pumps

Posted by The Great Escape Blog | Jun 27, 2014

Why is my pump cutting off and on every 5-10 seconds?-  Hayward motors are factory wired for 240 volts unless the motor is 120 volts ONLY. Check the voltage of the incoming supply power and ensure the motor is wired or can be wired for this voltage (data plate on motor will help provide voltage and wiring information).  Also check for loose or badly connected wires.  Contact a certified...

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Frequently Asked Questions Involving Filters

Frequently Asked Questions Involving Filters

Posted by The Great Escape Blog | Jun 27, 2013

DE FiltersWhy does my filter pressure rise very quickly, even after backwashing?-  D.E. filters filter the water down to 1-3 microns, every time the water passes through the filter. Maintain a balanced clear pool and this will reduce incidents of rapid pressure rise. One possibility is that the filter grids or Flex tubes are clogged with minerals or oils. You should clean your grids once a year,...

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First Time Buyer Advice

First Time Buyer Advice

Posted by The Great Escape Blog | Mar 31, 2013

Things to Consider When Deciding on a Pool:Choosing a pool is no easy decision - these days there’s a swimming pool that’s right for virtually every individual or family looking to add the distinct lifestyle advantage of a backyard vacation to their home or property. Radiant Pools offers options for everyone, including aboveground, semi-inground and inground styles. So how do you decide...

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Great Customer Service

Great Customer Service

Posted by The Great Escape Blog | Jun 07, 2011

The following quote displays great customer service within our pool division: " My fiance and I have been coming to Great Escape since we bought our pool from Jill at the S.B. store about 6 years ago. She has always treated us great and she is very knowledgeable. We have a pool supplies store right around the block from our home, but we make the drive to your store because of Jill. I just want to...

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