The state of the pool construction industry has been greatly affected by COVID. While more and more homeowners are looking to add a pool to their backyard and enjoy the benefits of relaxing staycations mere steps from their back door, it’s important to understand that building a pool looks a bit different right now. 

The past year brought long delays in construction work, material production, and other critical industrial processes necessary to pool construction. As such, the effects of the coronavirus pandemic will have an impact on the timeframe of your pool project. Let’s take a deeper look at what it means to build a pool these days so you can get a better idea of what to expect throughout the entire design and build process. 

Delays In The Delivery Of Construction Materials

There are significant delays in the delivery of construction materials. Months of slowed down production combined with an increase in demand for pools has led to a long backlog of material and equipment orders. Because of these delays, pool construction has to be pushed back in order to secure all the materials necessary to complete construction. 

Difficulty Finding Reputable Pool Builders

When looking for a reputable pool builder, don’t go with the first one that is available — especially if they’re the cheapest. Many fly-by-night pool contractors may take on jobs that are above their level of expertise and even cut costs just to land a job. This will lead to a poorly constructed pool and years of issues. 

Longer Build Times

While the timeline for your project is dependent on a number of factors, you will find lead times and build times have been extended greatly. But don’t get impatient. Choosing a reputable pool builder will ensure the job gets done properly. 

Your Rio Grande Valley Pool Builder

The pandemic has caused us to adapt to a new way of life, which includes things we may not even have considered before, like building a pool. Our expert pool builders at Hamlin Pools have dedicated themselves to making the pool building process as seamless as possible for you. Give us a call today to learn more about today’s pool building process and how we can make your dreams become a reality.