Imagine the warm sun on your shoulder, maybe its a bit too warm. It would be great to jump into some cool water to cool off. But you can’t because you don’t have a pool in your backyard.
Sound familiar? Well, if you want to be swimming this summer, now is the time to begin the process. I’m going to tell it like it is ~ because, well, I have been living with a pool designer for a long time and every summer he is shocked that so many people are surprised that pool construction takes as long as it does!
As with anything, the sooner you start the sooner you will be done. If you wait until it’s hot, you might but probably won’t be swimming this summer! That is just the hard facts. Now, since everyone was home last summer (and might be again this coming summer) the pool industry was hit hard.
- Pool sales were up in 2020, so that meant more demand for the contractors that build pools. Which also meant it took longer to build.
- Supply lines were impacted. Concrete and shotcrete prices increased. Pool equipment was in short supply.
- Now that Texas has had the winter storm of winter storms, their pools were impacted (to the extent we don’t yet know). But they might need new equipment and definitely need some TLC (by the same people that you might need to build a new pool).
Are you seeing a pattern? If you want a swimming pool in your backyard to enjoy the summer of 2021, the time is now to begin the process. It will cost you more and will take longer than you think. So get your budget ready and prepare to be patient through the process. Click here for a helpful article I wrote last year that will walk you through the swimming pool planning process.
Now, if you are goin to put a pool in this year, let me know how it goes and tag us on Instagram with a photo of the finished product.