Homeowners are absolutely livid that their dreams of owning a pool may be crushed this summer by the pandemic. A recent survey determined that the average wait time to build a pool has increased by 2 weeks and getting an estimate this summer may soon become impossible.
“Lately it’s become completely impossible to find a pool builder. With the Covid-19 pandemic, many pool companies are simply to inundated to bring on new customers. “ said Irene Mulligan of Sacramento, CA.
Pool Contractor reported that out of 1,000 homeowners surveyed 83% reported a wait time of longer than 4 weeks before a sales representative could provide them with a consultation on building their pool.
“We’re seeing unprecedented growth in the pool industry right now due to artificial demand in the pool industry. These are all Covid driven purchases because this is money that typically would have went into travel” said CEO of Pool Marketing, Joe Trusty.
One thing is definitely for certain, getting a pool this year is on everyone’s radar suddenly. Although actually getting one installed right now may be easier said than done. Homeowners also expressed that their swimming pools were taking a longer time than average to be built.
In another survey conducted this year by Pool Contractor prior to the Coronavirus outbreak the average timeframe for installation of a Gunite Pool was 6 weeks from start to completion. In a more recent study conducted by PoolMagazine.com the average wait time for a pool installation was 8 weeks or more.
Homeowners are left with little alternative but to play the waiting game if they truly have their heart set on an inground swimming pool. Following the trend, are a new flock of emerging Pool Companies that are starting this year in an effort to meet the swell in demand. The industry as a whole is predicted to increase by 11% in a study conducted by PoolContractor.com.