Pools are in serious demand right now. Whether we’re talking about an in-ground pool, above-ground pool, hot tub, or other pool variety; it seems homeowners around the region are all thinking the same thing: “I want a pool!”. This is for a few key reasons considering what has been going on in the past few years. Let’s take a look at why pools are so popular again and what you can do to start the process of getting one installed.
Pools are in High Demand
There are a few key reasons why pool demand is higher than even a decade ago. First of all, the pandemic has changed the way many of us vacation, whether we are solo or with a growing family. Secondly, travel has gotten more expensive considering the cost of fuel and demand making it prohibitive for many families to take a vacation out of town. Thirdly, inflation has raised the cost of everything on the planet it seems, and that goes beyond plane ticket prices and fuel. Food, hotels, experiences, and everything that goes along with a vacation have increased in price as well.
Families are rethinking the summertime and the trend that we saw starting during the pandemic of “staycations” or “stay-at-home vacation” seems here to stay for now. Having a pool that can keep the kids busy while also cool and the whole family enjoying time together outdoors is a nice change. Instead of looking for ideas to vacation abroad, people are getting creative in how they staycation at home. Pools have become the mainstay of that cultural shift.
Waiting is Not a Good Idea
Because demand is so high right now there is no optimal time to “wait for” when it comes to talking to a pool design contractor. Waiting in this market can mean not having a pool built at all this year. Considering we are nearly through spring entirely and summer will be here and over before we know it, you should get moving now. Some surveys have shown that pool demand is 40% higher than pre-pandemic levels and that means a lot of competition to get a time slow.
There are also building inspectors, site surveys, and utilities to consider. You cannot simply call up a contractor, tell them you want a pool, and they break ground the next day. There are legal, logistical, and insurance requirements to start the project. Most especially for water and electric connections which need to be properly installed by licensed operators. Anyone piece of this done wrong can lead to big fines and a serious slowdown to your pool installation.
Here are a few things you should be asking yourself and your potential pool company:
- Do you do all of the utilities? I don’t need to hire third parties?
- How long does a project like this normally take?
- Can you get the building inspector quickly?
- How does the cost compare to competitors?
- Are there any guarantees on the work?
- When can you start?
We are proud to be a leading pool company here in lower state of New York. Proudly serving the area for over 30 years. We live right here where we work, we are your neighbors. Give us a call and let’s discuss your upcoming pool project.