Demand For Backyard Swimming Pools Leads To Backlog, Shortages


Some states are now allowing public pools to reopen, but many people dove into buying pools for their homes during stay-at-home orders.

The rush of orders for backyard pools when the pandemic hit led to backlog.

The Donohoe family in New York got a new pool finished just in time for the hot weather.

Anne Donohoe says the pool is “totally saving us this summer.”

Christopher Lombardo from Allstar Swimming Pools in New York says the demand continues.

“We get about, I would say about 30 to 40 calls every day,” he says.

In Massachusetts, Easton Pool & Spa has seen business explode.

Company owner Dave Hobaica says, “A lot of people are really hurting out there, but we’re in a, just happen to be in a sweet spot right now.”

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