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    What Is Your Pool Wall Made Of?

    Last updated 3 years ago

    The Great Escape has the best in home entertainment products from card and ping pong tables to home theaters, pools and hot tubs! Make sure to stop into a store or shop online today!

    Best TV Viewing Distance, Height & Angle

    Last updated 3 years ago

    One of the joys of getting a new big screen TV is planning and setting up your home theater. With proper planning, your home theater can provide hours of quality entertainment for years to come. Set things up wrong, and you may find that headaches and eye strain invited themselves to your next party.

    In this video for 3DGameMan.com, Augie Reynolds discusses the proper viewing distance, height and viewing angle for today’s big screen TVs. Check out this video and find out how to get the most out of your home leisure products.

    For more information about home theater systems, give us a call!  With 20 locations across 4 states, The Great Escape is one of the Midwest’s leaders in home leisure products, hot tubs, pools, and spas. For 35 years, we’ve been helping our customers relax and enjoy their homes.

    3 Must-Have Products for Your Home Theater

    Last updated 3 years ago

    When it comes to home leisure products, it’s hard to beat a theater system that’ll make all of your favorite shows and movies special events. Setting up a killer home theater system takes some foresight and planning, but it also takes more than just a big screen TV and a nice surround sound system. While there are many products, add-ons, and accessories that improve your home theater, here are three home leisure products that your home theater won’t be complete without.

    1.      Standalone Power Management System
    If your home is anything like most peoples’ these days, you are quickly running out of outlets, even before you put in a home theater! Now imagine trying to find places to plug in a TV, Blu-Ray, and 12-speaker surround sound system. A standalone power management system, like the Panamax MX5102, can give you a place to plug in every portion of your home theater, and offers surge protection and voltage usage monitoring.

    2.      Digeo Moxi HD-DVR
    If you’ve ever missed your favorite show, then you know how important a DVR system is.  The Digeo Moxi HD-DVR features a 500GB hard drive, giving you the ability to record up to 75 hours of full 1080p resolution.  The Moxi was specifically designed for today’s high-definition TVs and your enjoyment.

    3.      Comfortable Home Theater Seating

    Vibrant picture and engrossing sound are exceptionally important to an enjoyable movie experience, but what’s the point if you’re not comfortable?  To truly savor the home theater experience, you need to be able to sink into your chair, relax, and enjoy the show.

    Home theaters truly are the king of home leisure products inside the home, and these three products will increase your enjoyment immensely. The Great Escape is the Midwest’s leader in home leisure products; we’ve specialized in home theaters, hot tubs, pools, and spas for over 35 years. With 20 locations across four states, we’re always close-by to help create a great escape within your home!

    Tips for Conserving Heat in Your Hot Tub

    Last updated 3 years ago

    Your hot tub is a great place to relax after a long day, but getting the electricity bill at the end of the month is rarely relaxing. Keeping the water in your hot tub heated while conserving energy can be a difficult balancing act, but there are some easy things you can do to help tip the balance in your favor.

    1.      Use a Good Spa Cover
    What kind of difference can a high-quality, snugly fitting spa cover make? A good spa cover can prevent 85% of heat loss. Spa covers can also prevent water loss via evaporation, meaning less time spent re-filling your hot tub. Remember to cover your hot tub when it isn’t in use.

    2.      2 Degrees of Difference
    Most hot tubs are set to an upper limit of 104 degrees. Turning the heat down even two degrees can cut your energy consumption tremendously, conserving energy and keeping your hot tub working a little less along the way.

    3.      Windbreaks
    Another common culprit in hot tub heat loss is the wind. Putting up something to block the wind—including shrubs, privacy fencing, and spa enclosures—can significantly reduce the amount of heat loss you encounter. These kinds of windbreaks can also make your spa more attractive and relaxing as well.

    These are just a few ways to help conserve heat for your hot tub. Heat loss is a serious problem for spa owners, but is one that can be mitigated by taking a few simple steps. For more information about hot tubs and spas, give us a call .For 35 years, The Great Escape has been the Midwest’s hot tub, pool, and spa experts. With 20 locations across four states, we’re always close by to help with your home leisure product needs.

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    Last updated 3 years ago

    The Great Escape has the best in home entertainment products from pools and patio furniture to home theaters and hot tubs! Make sure to stop into a store or shop online today!

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