Pool sales take a dip this summer

Updated: 07/16/2014 5:46 PM
Created: 07/16/2014 2:56 PM WHEC.com
By: Josh Nichols

With these unseasonable cooler temperatures, less people are taking a dip in the pool and that is putting a dip in business. Pool company owners say less people are buying pools for their backyard and it is taking a toll on their profits.

Seasonal businesses, like Pettis Pool and Patio in Greece, feel the effects of unseasonable weather more so than other businesses. John Napodano knows that all too well. He has been in the pool business for more than 30 years. He says when temperatures take a dip in the summer; fewer people consider making that purchase for an above ground or in ground pool. The result is business cools down too.

John Napodano, Pettis Pool and Patio, said, “The spontaneous above ground pool buyer might hesitate or wait until the next season because it is a little cool out. We have had a very slow building season because of the first part of the summer. So we are very busy with builds because we are catching up with the slow start. Certainly, when the temperatures are cooler outside, that reaction for a need a pool in the backyard is certainly less."

While the demand for in ground pools has dropped, there has been an increased demand for pool heaters and hot tubs with some of the lower temperatures. The good news is that Mother Nature will probably heat things up in the days to come and we'll be able to take a more comfortable dip in the pool as we work our way into the next couple weeks. 

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