If anyone asks to sum up 2020 in a word, what would it be? Can it be tumultuous, terrifying, or resilient, heroic, hopeful? Will 2020 have an impact that can spread for years to come?
All it took was a virus to bring the world to a halt. As many businesses closed for a while or forever, others found ways to stay afloat. And while companies were getting ready for adjustments, school closures added another reality – at-home classes. In all, it is a full house day and night. Parents have to establish hours for working; it also means supervising the children while attending classes online.
While many were spending more time at home many homeowners who had their money saved for family vacations that had to be canceled went into investing in their homes. During this time many took on home projects to improve their homes, adding home offices, swimming pools, outdoor living spaces,wia etc.
Covid-19 And Swimming Pools
The swimming pool industry waited for a ray of light from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). It confirmed that “there is no evidence that COVID-19 can spread to humans through the use of pools and hot tubs. Proper operation, maintenance, and disinfection (e.g., with chlorine and bromine) of pools and hot tubs should remove or inactivate the virus that causes COVID-19.”*.
Following safety guidelines and executive orders, we started having the sales department meet with our customers by phone or video conference. The service team was ready to assist customers by using masks and keeping a safe distance. The same was for the construction crews, not only by distancing and wearing a mask but also by working hard to make the construction process smoother and ensure that the clients feel safe and relaxed.
High Demand For Swimming Pools
The response from the customers was outstanding. Many elected to build a pool for one reason, family. In a time where everyone had to stay home, the oasis not only became a luxury but a necessity. Children needed some exercise and playtime while the parents found the best way to relax during the pandemic. Amongst the favorite accessories included waterfalls with slides, tanning ledges, and acrylic panels for a fence or a pool wall. Artificial turfs were also a highly requested item. By mixing turfs with travertine pavers, it gave a different look to the backyard.
And while many looked for reinvention, the Platinum Pools’ executives made adjustments to keep our team working. We made a goal to provide our clients with the service they deserve.
As 2021 approaches, we promise to continue building pools with the client in mind. We do not create just a pool; we help build future memories and making backyard dreams come true. From our Platinum Pools’ family to yours, we wish you a New Year filled with health, love, and happiness.