QUINCY, IL (WGEM) – Because the pandemic stretches into month 11 now, some companies proceed to wrestle to remain afloat, whereas different industries are booming.
A kind of industries that’s booming within the pool/spa enterprise.
Roman Swimming pools and Spas in Quincy mentioned they’re making modifications to accommodate the unprecedented quantity of orders.
The proprietor, Charles Whitcomb, mentioned some prospects have instructed him they wish to be ready for the summer season in case public swimming pools are once more closed because of the pandemic.
The enterprise is totally booked for in-ground pool orders and set up this yr, and has began making appointments for 2022.
Whitcomb mentioned in a traditional yr they’re capable of take new bookings till July or August.
He mentioned to deal with the rise they’ve needed to rent extra staff.
“The most important modifications we made to fulfill the calls for of the folks of Quincy and the encompassing space was to purchase extra gear and to rent extra folks after which to proactively order extra swimming pools already final yr to fulfill the calls for for this yr,” Whitcomb says.
Whitcomb provides sizzling tub gross sales have quadrupled in comparison with this time final yr.
He mentioned throughout a typical yr it takes a couple of month to get it in, however now it is taking anyplace from eight months to a yr.
Producers are dealing with large delays through the pandemic in getting the supplies they should make swimming pools and sizzling tubs.
Whitcomb mentioned he can’t say for certain if the demand for these merchandise will keep this excessive all through the pandemic and even after.
He believes the delays from producers might final for years.
Plus, that is not the one enterprise that’s booming through the pandemic.
- At-home health
- Meals supply
- Dwelling enchancment
- Distant work software program
- Digital occasions