Backyard pool building surges as Canadians opt for at-home oasis to escape COVID-19, heat and boredom
While some parts of the economy above ground pools canada
struggle to recover, the pandemic has proven to be a boon for Canadian pool builders.
Some people say COVID-19 restrictions and the summer heatwave have driven unprecedented waves of demand from homeowners looking to build a backyard oasis.
Harmony Pero’s family in Anmore, B.C., about a 50-minute drive east of Vancouver, is in the midst of constructing a custom infinity pool to keep her two teen boys busy in their back forty after almost two years of pandemic life, and to be ready for more record heat like the temperatures that gripped British Columbia this past summer.
We live so close to Buntzen Lake and White Pine Beach but with COVID it brought so many more people into the area looking for some water. It’s hard to even get into those places, so COVID definitely played a big role in us wanting to have our own little slice of paradise at home,” said Pero.