The Great Escape

1995 W Wilson St.
Batavia, IL 60510

(630) 482-9822
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Store Hours




Mon/Tues/Weds/Thurs/Fri 10:00 am – 8:00pm
Saturday 10:00 am – 6:00pm

11:00 am – 5:00pm

Meet Our Team

Frank Gaudio
Regional Manager

Hi, I’m Frank Gaudio and I am the regional manager for The Great Escape in Schaumburg and Batavia. I’ve been working in retail for over 20 years, but was drawn to this family-owned and operated company 14 years ago, because of just that: my crew is my family!

We’ve been together through company growth as well as some not-so-great economic times, but through it all, there’s no other place in this industry I would rather call home. The best part of my job is client interaction.

I truly love the process of helping people find the right product after they describe their perfect retreat. I’m more than just a guy who sells pools, though!

In my spare time, I’m an avid fitness enthusiast. If I’m not at work, you can probably find me at the gym. Or with a bottle of vino! Though I’m no sommelier, I do make and bottle my own wine. I admit, my background in water chemistry from all my years of treating pool water has definitely helped!

What’s my secret to creating a great shopping experience? One word: listening. We have two ears and only one mouth, because we are supposed to listen twice as much as we talk! I think the number of repeat customers we see is proof for our approach.

When you come to The Great Escape in Batavia, you get more than a “one stop shop” for everything fun at a low price, you get a crew with over 50 combined years of experience in the industry. We even own some of the products that we sell, so our personal experience is like getting recommendations from a friend. In our store, we believe the products we sell not only make life more enjoyable for our customers, our products are where memories happen.

Let us help you find the perfect pool, hot tub, grill or outdoor furniture to create the perfect party, holiday with family, or dinner outside after a long day at work. Located at the corner of W. Wilson and Randall Rd. in Batavia, we are ready to help you find the product that fits your needs.