It’s safe to say 2020 was an unprecedented year. The effects of the pandemic and stay-at-home orders had an impact on nearly every industry, including the home and pool building sectors. But it doesn’t mean business stops moving forward. While business may look a bit differently than usual, it’s not enough to walk away from your dreams. 

If you’ve been considering building a pool for a while, you may feel discouraged by certain effects things have had on the pool building industry like increased building costs and longer wait times. We’re here to tell you that you shouldn’t let this past year put a hold on your plans to build a pool. The pool builders at Hobert Pools & Spas learned a lot from 2020, and we’re eager to get started creating your outdoor oasis. And here’s why. 

The Positive Effect of a Poolscape

Pools are havens for rest, peace, and relaxation, and they’re a great way to stay in shape. In 2020, we all spent more time at home than we ever have done. Between staying at home more and working from home, it has become more and more important to have access to relaxing spaces that bring joy within the comfort of our own homes. 

Whether you’re a gym buff that’s longing to get back to working out and swimming or you’re just craving a little bit of luxury, the addition of a pool to your home could make working from home or staying at home much more enjoyable and relaxing. Time is irreplaceable, especially time with family and friends. By investing in a pool you’re giving yourself time with family and building the memories that are worth far more than any dollar amount. 

Costs Are Up, But Financing is Down

Like most industries, the pool construction industry has been heavily affected by the global pandemic. Business closures made it harder for builders to access materials and start projects on a timely basis. This caused prices to increase and projects to take longer, not to mention the steadily inclining pool prices into the coming year. 

With a 4 to 6 month wait on most pool projects, it feels like a really long time to go from idea to completion these days. That’s why it’s best to set the wheels in motion now, and talk with a reputable pool builder and get the process started. There’s other good news, too. Financing options remain relatively low, giving you more bang for your buck. While construction costs are on the rise, it’s not time to fret. Your investment is valuable. 

It’s More Important Than Ever to Invest in Your Home

The events that took place in 2020 were so crazy that even the top financial experts can’t accurately predict the impact that the virus will have on the global economy. That’s why it’s a good idea to invest your hard-earned cash in something concrete, rather than leaving it sitting around losing value. And what’s more concrete than your very own pool? 

Adding a pool to your home will seriously increase its resale value, and if you’re not planning to sell in the next few years, you can hold onto your home and enjoy your pool in the meantime. It’s a win-win and you have a great place to relax and ride out this new normal. 

Your Dallas Pool Builder

While 2020 has caused a ripple effect of an economic slowdown that has affected many industries and changed life as we know it, it’s not time to throw in the towel. That’s why there’s no time like the present to begin the pool building process and stay ahead of the increasing prices and timescales while making the most of the extra time you have at home. Give the professional pool builders at Hobert Pools & Spas to learn more about the pool design and build process today.


Hobert Pools is a Dallas pool builder proudly serving Rockwall, Frisco & surrounding areas. Family-owned and operated since 1975, Hobert Pools specializes in new pool & spa construction, outdoor living design, natural pools, and fire & water feature aesthetics. Hobert Pools is uniquely qualified to build your backyard retreat.

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