Best Pool Store

The Great Escape in Merrillville

Tony V. Martin, The Times

The Great Escape

Location: 2409 W. Lincoln Hwy., Merrillville

Phone: 219-769-1720

From a door-to-door pool supply business begun 41 years ago, the Great Escape now has stores in four states including Indiana, as well as an online store. From choosing the perfect pool, to enhancing an existing one, to keeping a pool looking beautiful all season, the Great Escape has lots of options.

General manager Rick Seifert says it’s not just about the product lines, though. He says the most important thing about the Great Escape is that it’s family-owned. “Our Merrillville store works really hard to make every shopping experience a great one. We always want our customers to have fun!” And the well-trained staff really listens to every customer, making communicating ideas easy and inspiring.

Besides swimming pools in lots of sizes, the Great Escape has pool toys and floats, fountains and lights for atmosphere, the right chemicals, cleaners and pumps, and even offers winter closings and automatic cleaners for convenience. Steps, ladders and heaters make it all more comfortable, but it’s not possible to list all the essential, handy and just plain fun finds at the Merrillville store.

“We truly value our customers in Northwest Indiana,” says Seifert. “Our goal is to always bring our customers top-quality products at the best value. And we want them to have a great summer!”


SECOND PLACE

Caribbean Pools

Location: 36 E. U.S. Highway 30, Schererville; 3900 Murvihill Road, Valparaiso

Phone: 219-322-8550 (Schererville), 219-299-2997 (Valparaiso)


THIRD PLACE

American Sale

Location: 1484 Lincoln Highway, Merrillville

Phone: 219-736-8070

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