Like many industries, pool manufacturing and construction have been affected by the pandemic. Supply chain disruption continues to limit supplies on pools, filters, chemicals, vacuum accessories, and more. Pettis Pools has long-standing vendor relationships with key vendors in our industry, and we feel confident that we will get our orders fulfilled, but it might take a little longer than usual. One of the more notable side effects of this is reputable pool builders like Pettis Pools are pushing build times out longer than usual. While our hope is this isn’t a long-term thing, potential pool buyers should understand this is our new normal for the time being, which makes now the best time to buy. 

Karen Blossom, retail manager for Pettis Pools, recently spoke with our Channel 13 news affiliate to discuss how the pandemic has caused a higher than usual demand for pools in turn pushing start times back further than expected, a fact that shouldn’t deter you from making the leap into pool ownership. If you’ve been on the fence about investing in a pool, here’s what you need to know.  

Why Invest In an Inground or Above Ground Pool?
From traditional pool design to more ornate watershapes with water features, your inground pool design options are truly endless. These pools can improve your home’s aesthetic, as well as its value, not to mention provide you with a safe alternative for having fun. An alternate and more readily available option is an above ground pool. These poolscapes have come a long way from their counterparts back in the day and come available in a variety of different shapes and sizes to best suit any backyard configuration. 

A swimming pool is a great way for you to unwind and be refreshed whether it’s in an inground or above ground pool. What better way to bond with loved ones than to take a dip in a home pool? The pandemic has taken quite a toll on everyone’s physical and emotional health, so swimming can be just the outlet you need to bounce back and adjust accordingly. It is a fun way to keep active and fit without actually leaving home.  

Beyond this, owning a swimming pool can be a great investment. Prospective homeowners find homes with pools very attractive. It can contribute to a high resale value if you’re looking to list your home in the future. 

Why Start the Process Now?
The reality is, the cost of construction may continue to rise steadily as we deal with the long-term after-effects of the Coronavirus pandemic. Right now, inground pool construction materials and above ground pools are already at risk of being on backorder, and limited supply coupled with high demand means a higher cost. The earlier you start the process, the better chance you have of mitigating the expected price increases.

Another benefit to homeowners buying a pool during this time is many low-interest loans are being offered, which makes it a good time to take advantage of the affordable financing opportunities available. 

Building a safe and enjoyable swimming pool requires careful planning and execution. Because of an increase in at-home entertainment and fun, it’s imperative to start the design process now. Because inground pool construction has a longer wait time than our above ground options, we’d recommend scheduling your design consultations as soon as possible to ensure the earliest build time available. 

Your Monroe Pool Building Experts
If you’re ready to learn more about the pool design and build process, give the pool building experts at Pettis Pools a call today. We’re excited to bring your vision to life and work within your budget to create an outdoor oasis you can enjoy with family and friends for years to come.