With many businesses only just opening their doors and many children recently starting to go back to school, times are uncertain in the wake of the global pandemic and regardless of your beliefs or opinions, it’s clear to see that the world will take time to recover and many will be confined to a ‘stay at home’ summer, although after recent months simply those words will fill most of us with dread. This doesn’t have to a bad thing though and investing in a new swimming pool may be the solution to enjoying some time outside with family and friends. If you are thinking of buying a pool during lockdown, here are some things that you may need to know.
What’s Happened to Pool Businesses during Lockdown?
As was the case with many businesses, we had to shut our office doors during lockdown in favour of a safer approach for our clients and employees, this doesn’t mean that the demand for new swimming pools slowed down, if anything the realisation dawned on many that if they are unable to frequent the places that they were used to they would have to bring a slice of those places back home. The peak season for the pool business is roughly from the first day of spring which falls during the middle of March all the way to early July, the anticipation was that fewer people would be willing to invest in a swimming pool during this precarious timeframe but once April hit many realised that the solution to keeping their whole family entertained while being stuck at home was to utilise their space to build a new pool.
What about the Materials and Manpower Needed to Actually Build the Pool?
In anticipation of the decrease in demand, many businesses stopped stockpiling materials needed for swimming pool construction in favour of waiting until they were needed. Unfortunately, this meant that once the demand rose there weren’t enough materials to go around, with the added hinderance of many of the businesses that were producing these materials also being forced to close up shop during the lockdown. Although the materials needed are still being produced, production times skyrocketed and made it very difficult to actually get a hold of the materials needed. Builders who specialise in pool fittings are currently busy with delayed projects and it may be difficult to find someone who will fit your pool soon.
What does this mean for me?
Getting a swimming pool set up during lockdown is more practical now than ever, unfortunately until new materials are available and builders complete some of the work that was scheduled during the lockdown getting a new pool will be challenging but that shouldn’t stop you from planning ahead.