As it became clear that COVID-19 wasn’t going away quickly, a huge number of American families started to think about having a pool at home. After all, it would be a great way to escape the house and enjoy the outdoors without putting anyone at risk. As pool demand surged, suppliers struggled to keep up with double-digit increases in demand. And that’s not the only thing that’s changed about pool construction in the last five to 10 years.

Let’s take a look at how families approach their pool projects today and how it impacts your potential backyard oasis.

Significant Increase in Demand

In 2019, there wasn’t as strong of demand for pools as we’re seeing right now. But that changed when everyone had to stay home. Suddenly everyone wanted a haven where they could enjoy their outdoor space, swim, and have entertainment for their family. 

Sales went up dramatically, and suddenly there was a three-week wait just to get an appointment to discuss a future installation. Demand has yet to slow down. Reputable builders are faced with such a high demand that they now have their schedules booked far in advance. As they remain committed to all their clients, many are asking for patience and understanding during these long wait periods. 

The Scope of Pools is Much Larger

At one time, getting a pool simply meant a swimming space with a patio around it. However, today’s consumers want much more than just a pool. Your outdoor living space is an extension of your home, and a swimming pool project has become more like a miniature resort, which is perfect for the times we are living in.

Pool owners today want more elaborate layouts, and what used to be considered an extra feature is now commonplace. Fire and water features, waterfalls and grottos, infinity edges, the options are truly endless. Homeowners are looking for an oasis, not just a place to swim. The outdoor living space being built today is a culmination of beauty and function. 

Larger Budgets & Longer Timelines

Because so many people are looking to extend their living space outdoors, the pool is just a small part of an overall backyard makeover.  People also want outdoor kitchens, fireplaces, and seating areas where they can gather under the sun or stars and enjoy time with family and friends. These expansive backyard spaces are more than just a pretty place, they’re full of function for years of memories and joy. 

Today’s pool builders remain creative in their visions, and they continue to expand their craft by learning new techniques, incorporating quality materials and creating timeless designs. In order to have a seamless building experience pool builders go through the entire design and build process in a meticulous manner to ensure everything from the pool and outdoor living space is perfect for homeowners. 

This coupled with the higher demands for pools is leaving clients with build times that are longer than usual. Because so many suppliers have backlogs, this can extend the amount of time it takes to finish a pool installation significantly. 

Why Build Now?

The longer you wait, the more money it will cost to build the swimming pool of your dreams. The reality is that the cost of pool construction will continue to rise steadily as we deal with the long-term effects of the pandemic. Additionally, pool construction materials are already at risk of being on backorder. This limited supply coupled with high demand means a higher cost. The earlier you get started, the less you’ll pay for your pool. 

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. 

Your Dallas Pool Building Experts

Everyone wants their home to be a place they can enjoy, especially since staying closer to home seems to be the new normal. Yes, a new pool project will take longer than it used to and cost more than previous years, but it’s still worthwhile. Get in touch with the pool building experts at The Blue Lagoons Pools & Spas today to start planning your beautiful outdoor living space. 

About the Company 

The Blue Lagoons in Dallas takes a personalized approach to designing and building your pool. During the design and construction process, you have the peace of mind that you can call one of the owners directly to answer any questions that come up. Our pools are designed with a lifetime structural warranty and a focus on reducing maintenance costs for our customers.

For over 14 years, Dallas pool builder The Blue Lagoons has served the areas of Southlake, Flower Mound, Grapevine, and other cities in the DFW Metroplex. They have a unique process that ensures smooth and easy new pool construction that will result in the backyard of your dreams. 

When you work with The Blue Lagoons you work directly with the owners. This ensures every detail of your project is done meticulously and only to the highest standards. The Blue Lagoons also offers pool repairs and renovations and weekly pool service. Contact The Blue Lagoons in Dallas today for a FREE quote on your new Dallas area swimming pool.