As summer fun options stay limited, demand for personal pools surges

As summer fun options stay limited, demand for personal pools surges
Pool building is a new trend in the COVID-19 age

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - As options for summer fun continue to be limited in 2020 due to the COVID-19 novel coronavirus, building pools is becoming a popular alternative.

Charlottesville Aquatics, Inc. saw their demand nearly double since the virus shut things down. Co-Owner Christine Von Lewinski says it has been overwhelming to deal with the surge in customers, especially since getting a permit takes longer.

“The biggest hurdle that we’ve encountered right now is just a really slow permitting process with the county. So three years ago you could get a permit in, probably a week or less," said Von Lewinski. "But now it’s three weeks so we’re still not hearing back from the county as to whether or not we have an approval.”

Von Lewinski says a lot of their clients are parents of competitive swimmers. With pools closed, swimmers are in need of their own pools to keep up with their sport.

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